Yesterday the official Famitsu website confirmed that some new gameplay details of Fire Emblem If, the new entry of the Fire Emblem series launching next month in Japan on Nintendo 3DS, would be coming in this week’s issue of the magazine. As it usually happens, this week’s issue of Famitsu has been leaked online before release and scans of the Fire Emblem If coverage have surfaced online.
The Japanese magazine reveals this week that Fire Emblem If will have a class change option. The scan features the character Felicia who can be reclassed to a Brave Hero, a Bow Knight and a Strategist. The magazine has apparently confirmed that there will also be multiple promotion options. You can take a look at the scan from this week’s Famitsu by going at the end of this post.
Last week Famitsu confirmed that Fire Emblem If will have a tweaked version of the series Weapon Triangle. In the new entry of the series swords and magic tomes will be more effective against axes and bows and less effective against spears and dark weapons, axes and bows will be more effective against spears and dark weapons and less effective against swords and magic tomes, spears and dark weapons will be more effective against swords and magic tomes and less effective against axes and bows.
The tweaks to the Weapon Triagle aren’t the only changes made to the series’ gameplay formula in Fire Emblem If. The new game will also include a Phoenix Mode, where defeated player’s units will be revived on the next turn, but it will also lack weapon durability, a change that is going to impact the overall experience quite a bit.
Fire Emblem If will be released in Japan on June 26th as Fire Emblem If: White Kingdom and Fire Emblem If: Black Kingdom. The two versions of the game sport a different challenge level, different story sequences and characters, different maps and more. A third story path is also going to be released as DLC.
Fire Emblem If will also be released in North America and Europe on a yet to be confirmed release date. If you haven’t been following all the latest news on Fire Emblem If, you can learn everything there is to know about the game by going here.