Rumor: Fire Emblem Remake Could Be Coming To Switch
Nintendo canceled a remake of a game in the Fire Emblem saga and other Nintendo 3DS games. The Japanese company plans to adapt some of those titles to Nintendo Switch, as Imran Khan, former senior editor of Game Informer, commented on the Kinda Funny podcast.
Khan and the rest of the podcast team were discussing in the latest episode of the program on the market for portable consoles, which has recently been expanded with the successful launch of Nintendo Switch Lite. The journalist mentions the cancellation of several games for Nintendo 3DS after the hit in sales of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey, which distributed 11,000 copies in its first month for sale and that led to the closure of Alpha Dream, the studio in charge of the saga.
Khan mentions some of the games canceled by Nintendo. A new version of Style Boutique, a remake of a game not specified in the Fire Emblem series and other titles that would not be left in the pipeline because they were already advanced: some of them will be converted into games for Nintendo Switch.
“I know there was another Fire Emblem remake in the works for 3DS and that was one of the things that they shuttered. So maybe that’s one of the things they’ll bring forward in the future,” Khan explained.
Takashi Mochizuki, a Japanese journalist specializing in technology and video games for The Wall Street Journal (and who has previously advanced announcements such as Switch Lite or Switch with more battery) explains in his Twitter account that Nintendo Switch Lite has found a new market in the United States, according to analysts. He says that Shintaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo, said the company will make more 3DS franchises available on Switch due to the success of the portable version of the machine.
The result is encouraging for Pokemon games coming next month. Nintendo chief Furukawa said company would make more 3DS franchises available on Switch to convey appeal of Lite.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) October 31, 2019
In any case, it will not be surprising to know that Nintendo does have a Fire Emblem remake for Switch in development. What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.