1. Fire Emblem Heroes Has a Fan Vote
As we’ve already mentioned, the Fire Emblem franchise has plenty of characters, although Nintendo likes to focus on Marth, Chrom, and the Fates characters. However, in order to drum up participation, Nintendo will also hold a fan vote to put two characters — one male, one female — in the game. Voting has already opened, and will have a bonus for My Nintendo members.
Check out the art posted by Nintendo to its Twitter account below:
Here’s some identification for you, starting with the woman at the bottom and working clockwise: Eirika, The Sacred Stones; Roy, Fuuin no Tsurugi (Japan only, now better-known for his Super Smash Brothers appearances); Lyn, Fire Emblem (in the West); Takumi, Fates; Ike, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn; Chrom, Awakening; Camilla, Fates. Marth (the first hero of the series), Alfonse and Sharena are in the center.
However, it seems like even if characters lose the vote, they’ll have a chance to make it in. A further tweet from Nintendo confirmed that the winners of the fan vote will appear as “special versions” in the game. Presumably they’ll have special skills or be more powerful than most characters you can summon through Orbs.
Pre-registration, according to the Direct, starts for the game tomorrow, Jan. 19, and the game hits the Google Play Store on Feb. 2.
That wraps up the major announcements from today’s Fire Emblem update. Which game are you most excited for, or have you already set aside funds for each and every one of these games?