Following on the heels of its best-selling Fire Emblem entry to date, Nintendo announced Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes in February of 2022. The trailer debuts a new protagonist named Shez, a dual-wielding mercenary. It also teases the game’s villain, the Ashen Demon, which will appear as a male or female Byleth depending on the player’s choice.
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is a Warriors-style or Musou spin-off of Fire Emblem: Three Houses where players will engage in 1-vs-1000 battles. According to the trailer, it will feature many familiar characters, including Dmitir, Edelgard, and Claude. Player choice will determine which of four possible story paths the game will take, and although the game is set in Fódlan, the world of Three Houses, the stories of the two games are independent.
Fire Emblem fans won’t have long to wait to get their hands on this game. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is scheduled for release on June 24, 2022. As with every other mainline Fire Emblem title, the game will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. Digital and physical editions are currently up for preorder at major retailers at the usual $59.99 price. A limited-edition bundle (including the game, five acrylic figurines, an art book, and more) appears to only be available in Europe for the time being.
In November 2020, Nintendo announced that Fire Emblem: Three Houses had surpassed three million units sold, making it the best-selling title in the Fire Emblem series. The game also took home awards for Best Strategy Game and Player’s Voice Award at The Game Awards 2019.