Fire Emblem Heroes
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|Fire Emblem Heroes|
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Fire Emblem Heroes is a strategy game and free-to-play mobile installment in the Fire Emblem series. Developed by Intelligent Systems, the game was released on both the App Store and Google Play store in February 2017.
Open the gateways between worlds, Heroes at your side.
Nintendo's hit strategy-RPG Fire Emblem series is now reimagined for smart devices.
Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes' skills, and take them to new heights. This is your adventure—a Fire Emblem that's like nothing you've seen before!
This application is free to download and offers some optional in-app purchases.
An epic quest
A world with two kingdoms: the Emblian Empire, which wishes to rule all worlds, and the Askran Kingdom, which stands in its way.
You are a summoner with the special ability to call upon legendary Heroes from different Fire Emblem worlds. In order to save the Kingdom of Askr from destruction, join the Order of Heroes and face a never-ending challenge.
Take part in strategic turn-based battles streamlined for on-the-go play with maps that fit in the palm of your hand! You'll need to think hard about the advantages and disadvantages of each Hero's weapon—and even evaluate the map itself as you battle. Lead your army with easy touch and drag controls, including the ability to attack by simply swiping an ally over an enemy.
Original characters meet legendary Heroes
The game features numerous Hero characters from the Fire Emblem series and a few brand-new Heroes created by artist Yusuke Kozaki, known for his work on Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates. Some Heroes will fight at your side as allies, while others may stand in your way as fierce enemies to be defeated and added to your army.
Many modes let you play again and again
In addition to the main story, there are many other modes where you can strengthen your allies, compete against other players, and more. Also, free and timely updates will continue to add new Hero characters, content, and other surprises to keep you engrossed with hours of additional gameplay.
- Story Maps: The story brings together new Hero characters along with familiar faces from the Fire Emblem series. Lead your army to victory to save the Kingdom of Askr.
- Training Tower: Engage in battle scenarios of varying difficulty that you can play over and over to earn rewards and experience (EXP) for your allies. Each time you take on these maps, the enemies and terrain change to offer a new challenge.
- Arena Duels: Fight against your rivals around the world. Your high score and ranking will determine your rewards—items that can increase your Heroes' abilities.
- Hero Battles: Under Special Maps, discover various battle scenarios that are available for a limited time. Defeat the Heroes who oppose you to convince them to join you as an ally.
Battle together with your favorite Heroes, watch them grow, and enjoy an all-new adventure that opens up a path to the future.
Fire Emblem Heroes tells the story of two warring kingdoms in the World of Zenith: The Emblian Empire, who seek to conquer every world, and the Kingdom of Askr who oppose them. The player assumes the role of a summoner who is brought to Askr, assisting the small group who combats the Emblians, the Order of Heroes, with the ability to summon Heroes from across each world. The Emblians, however, have their own summoner: Princess Veronica, who wishes to use the Heroes she summons to destroy Askr.
The main story chapters of Fire Emblem Heroes revolve around journeying to the various worlds of the Fire Emblem series and freeing it and its Heroes from the Emblian Empire. Side chapters are also periodically made available, which revolve around other Heroes and worlds.
Fire Emblem Heroes is a tactical-strategy game that allows players to recruit characters from across the Fire Emblem series. Players can obtain new units by using Orbs, which can be obtained in battle or as in-app purchases. When summoning, the player can choose one from a set of five summoning stones, which can have one of four different colors that indicates particular attributes and helps to determine which character the player receives. After obtaining a character, the number of orbs required to summon another character is decreased if the player chooses to summon using another stone out of the same set. Characters are also given a star rating based on rarity (one through five, five being rarest), a higher rarity denoting higher stats and access to better skills. Through battle, players can not only level up their characters but also use the SP they earn to unlock new skills for that character, and can increase their star rank after they reach a certain level by using special materials.
Battles are set on 8x6 grids, designed to fit the screen size of a smartphone. Players direct their units by tapping them and either dragging them to the desired location or tapping the location on the grid, and engage enemies by tapping them or overlapping with their position. The weapon triangle of past Fire Emblem titles is retained in this game, using a similar color-coded system as in Fire Emblem Fates, though in this game healing units as well as shuriken, dagger, and bow users are once again outside the standard triangle as part of the "colorless" category.
In addition to the story missions, players can also partake in the Training Tower to earn experience, and the Arena, in which players partake in a successive series of battles to earn the highest score. From the Special Maps menu, players can battle on limited-time stages that yield rewards such as Orbs or, in the case of events such as Grand Hero Battles, exclusive units. Finally, also available are Tempest Trials, limited time events in which players must clear a gauntlet of maps with up to four teams, and Voting Gauntlets, in which players chose to support one of eight competing characters by battling.
Fire Emblem Heroes began development before Super Mario Run. A mobile installment in the Fire Emblem series was originally announced during an investor's meeting in April 2016, with a planned release during the fall. However, it was later announced that the game was pushed back to the next year to allow Super Mario Run to launch first. Fire Emblem Heroes was finally revealed during a Fire Emblem Direct in January 2017.
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Fire Emblem Heroes on other NIWA Wikis:
- Fire Emblem Heroes Isn’t a Mobile Knock-Off. IGN (January 31, 2017). Retrieved January 31, 2017.
- Fire Emblem Direct 2.18.2017. Nintendo (YouTube; January 18, 2017). Retrieved January 18, 2017.
- Fire Emblem Heroes will also be on iOS beginning February 2. Nintendo Everything (January 18, 2017). Retrieved January 18, 2017.
- An Interview with the Directors of 'Fire Emblem Heroes': On Events, Design Challenges, and the Possibility of 'Advance Wars' on Mobile. September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
- Financial Results Briefing for Fiscal Year Ended March 2016. Nintendo (April 28, 2016). Retrieved September 10, 2017.
- 'Animal Crossing' and 'Fire Emblem' mobile apps delayed to 2017. Engadget (September 8, 2016). Retrieved November 14, 2016.
- Fire Emblem Heroes: 3 more changes for April update (change positions at the start of battle, more). Perfectly Nintendo (March 27, 2017). Retrieved March 27, 2017.
- Fire Emblem Heroes: Software updates (latest update: Ver. 1.3.0). Perfectly Nintendo (May 8, 2017). Retrieved May 9, 2017.