Fire Emblem Switch Release Date Announced, Gameplay Details Revealed

During today’s Direct, Nintendo revealed that Fire Emblem: Three Houses will launch on Switch on July 26, later than the Spring release window that had previously been announced.

Nintendo also showed off a large amount of story and gameplay details for Three Houses, which puts you in the role of a teacher at a neutral officer’s academy seated in the center of three kingdoms. You pick one of three houses to teach for within the academy, each representing one of the countries surrounding it, and grow and foster your units as students before taking them out on missions in the field.

As with other Fire Emblem games, units will grow relationships with each other and can be specialized through training – Three Houses just does so in the context of a university setting as opposed to an all out war. You’ll be able to give units exams to teach them magic, learn skills like horseback riding, or to train them into specific roles.

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