Fire Emblem If, the new entry of the Fire Emblem series launching this month in Japan and next year in North America and Europe, is going to include a lot of features that are completely new for the franchise, as we have reported in the past few weeks.
In order to make players better understand these new gameplay features and get them acquainted with the new setting and characters, Nintendo has released a brand new Fire Emblem If earlier today. The trailer, which can be found by going at the end of this post, showcases characters from both the White and Black Kingdoms, how decisions will impact the story, battle features and more. Despite being in Japanese, it’s not too difficult to understand what’s going on the video so check it out if you’re a fan of the series.
Among the many new features included in Fire Emblem If are different story paths which change the second half of the game and its ending. The physical release of the game will be available in two variants, the White Kingdom and Black Kingdom, so players purchasing them won’t be able to play through the Black Kingdom story path in the White Kingdom version and vice-versa. Those purchasing the digital version, however, will be able to make a choice, with the path not taken becoming no longer available in future playthroughs. The only way to experience it is by purchasing it as DLC and to facilitate this purchase, Nintendo will release a Fire Emblem If prepaid card this month in Japan.
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.