The Fire Emblem series is actually one that has been around for a long time. The first title was on the Super Famicom in Japan. Then the series finally crossed over to America and other countries with Fire Emblem 7, known as Rekka No Ken or Blazing Sword to die-hard fans. Ever since, it’s had a good presence, but struggled to find a lasting one outside of Japan. That is until Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates, games which helped launch the series into true AAA-title status, even in the eyes of Nintendo.
Fire Emblem Fates was one of the latest titles (Shadows of Valentia came out in May), and arguably featured one of the deepest stories of the series, as it was spread out over three games, yet each game had its own focus and ending. It sold millions of copies and is proof of the power of the series. And now, a rumored “complete edition” of the game could be coming to Nintendo Switch. This came via Amazon Spain, and though it was taken down quickly from the page, we did get this image:
This is curious for many reasons. This would be the first of its kind for a Fire Emblem game. True, Shadows of Valentia was a remake of Gaiden, but SOV was a true and full-on remake. This however seems like the games are simply combined so you can play them all (potentially) on your Nintendo Switch. So again, a first for the series.
Now, why was it taken down? It’s hard to say. Some think that Amazon thought it was real, then was told it was a rumor or something else and thus took it down. Funnily enough, this was not the first time this game was mentioned for Switch, as it appeared as a rumor for both the Fire Emblem Nintendo Direct earlier this year, and at E3 2017.
We do know a new Fire Emblem game is coming to Switch next year though, that remains unchanged.