Fire Emblem Heroes is Nintendo's next smartphone app

Nintendo Reveals Fire Emblem Heroes For Smartphones

Nintendo kicked off its Fire Emblem Direct presentation earlier this afternoon not with the reveal of its mobile title, but a new-but-old 3DS installment titled Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

The mobile Fire Emblem game announced a year ago finally came to light in the form of Fire Emblem Heroes.

As expected, Nintendo unveiled its next mobile game on Wednesday afternoon during the company's Fire Emblem live stream.

You may select only one hero for your vote, and you must choose from the options already given to you, although they are sensibly varied and sorted either by game or by showing you a random hero until you decide on one. The video showed hearts appearing on the characters, so maybe the popular romance features of previous Fire Emblem games will return.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia launches for the 3DS this May 19th. Despite that, the series received lukewarm sales outside of Japan, even the eventual remake of the first game. But that's not the only glad Fire Emblem tidings it dropped at its Nintendo Direct. Nintendo also has a handy list of countries where it will be available but reassures those not in the list that the roster isn't final.

We'll be sure to report on all news and announcements from the Direct as they drop, so keep it locked to Trusted Reviews. A brand new game we haven't heard before yet, which is certainly intriguing.

If you're unfamiliar with Fire Emblem, it's a series of strategy games focused on turn-based combat with individual units - think Final Fantasy Tactics, Disgaea, and X-COM. Players can enjoy tactical roleplaying on bite-sized maps created to fit nicely on a smartphone screen, even when playing in short bursts. The most recent Fire Emblem entry is Fire Emblem Fates Conquest/Birthright, initially released for the 3DS in 2015.

The game is coming to Google Play on February 2nd according to the official website with a later release date on Apple device. The heroes are depicted in new art hand-drawn by a variety of illustrators, and their voices have been newly recorded.