Fire Emblem: Three Houses follow-up out this autumn or early 2023 says insider

Besides the Three Hopes spin-off, a new, mainline Fire Emblem game could release in the second half of 2022, if not 2023.

With the announcement of a second Fire Emblem Warriors game releasing in June, it’s easy to assume that the next mainline entry is still a long way off, with the spin-off existing only to whet fans’ appetites.

One insider, however, claims that, despite its absence during the most recent Nintendo Direct, a new entry from series developer Intelligent Systems is not only pretty far along in development, but it could also feasibly release later this year.

Emily Rogers, who is regarded as a trusted source on Nintendo related information, made her claim on the Famiboards forum site, saying that a new Fire Emblem is close to completion and has been in development for over three years.

Considering the last game, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, launched in 2019, development on the next entry likely started shortly after it came out. Rogers adds that Intelligent Systems has been assisted by another support studio. She didn’t name them but it’s possibly Koei Tecmo, which aided development on Three Houses and is working on the new Fire Emblem Warriors.

Rogers argues that the new Fire Emblem could feasibly release in October alongside Bayonetta 3, which she implies is currently on schedule for that month – although officially it has no release date beyond this year.

This would match with Nintendo’s release schedule so far, as it has at least two wildly different games coming almost every month to cover all possible bases. March, for example, has the new, child friendly Kirby platformer and the retro-orientated Triangle Strategy game.

She also points out that when the first Fire Emblem Warriors released in 2017, it was preceded by Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia, the Nintendo 3DS remake of 1992’s Fire Emblem Gaiden, by only five months. So, two Fire Emblems in one year isn’t completely unrealistic.

She does concede that Nintendo could decide that its autumn release schedule is already packed though and decide to push the new Fire Emblem into early 2023.

Alternatively, Nintendo could release an HD remaster of the first Metroid Prime, something Rogers, and many others, have previously claimed exists, alongside Bayonetta 3 or whatever October’s game is.

As for Fire Emblem: Three Hopes, instead of a series-wide crossover like the last one, it will be set in the same world as Fire Emblem: Three Houses and feature the same cast of characters in a new storyline, in a similar vein to Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity.

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