Watch Nintendo’s Fire Emblem-themed Nintendo Direct right here


The Nintendo Switch press event has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean Nintendo is done showing off upcoming games. Nintendo is back with a Nintendo Direct broadcast centered around the Fire Emblem franchise Wednesday.

The Fire Emblem-oriented Nintendo Direct will be the company’s first since the Animal Crossing broadcast in early November.

While we won’t know the contents of the event until it kicks off at 2 p.m. PT, it’s a safe bet that at least some of the time will be dedicated to the two upcoming Fire Emblem games that have been announced.

As part of Nintendo’s dive into mobile, in April it was revealed that a Fire Emblem title was in development for smartphones. The untitled entry was originally slated for 2016, but was pushed back to 2017.

In a financial results briefing where the game was announced, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said, “We expect that many consumers will experience Fire Emblem for the first time on their smart device, so this application will offer a more accessible style of gameplay compared to the titles for dedicated video game systems. At the same time, we still aim to provide a fully engaging experience as a role-playing simulation game.”

Additionally, we expect the Nintendo Direct to offer more details on Fire Emblem Warriors, the Nintendo Switch exclusive announced at the Tokyo press event. Fire Emblem Warriors is being developed by video game company Koei Tecmo, and marks the second time a Nintendo franchise has received the Dynasty Warriors treatment. Previously, Koei Tecmo and Nintendo brought The Legend of Zelda into the Dynasty Warriors fold with the Wii U game, Hyrule Warriors, and its 3DS port, Hyrule Warriors Legends.

Nintendo may have a surprise or two up teed up for the Nintendo Direct event, if a new rumor proves true. NeoGAF user Mr. Pointy dug through the source code of the Fire Emblem Warriors page on Nintendo’s website, and found a line of code that read, “Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation for Nintendo Switch.”

Fire Emblem Fates released as three full-size campaigns — Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation — in early 2016 for Nintendo 3DS.

If the code on the site isn’t a mistake, it’s possible we will learn more about Fire Emblem mobile, Fire Emblem Warriors, and a Fire Emblem Fates Switch port come January 18.

Gaming

Transport your Nintendo Switch in style with these nifty cases

The Nintendo Switch, which boasts both wired and handheld modes, needs a good case to ensure it doesn't get beat up while you're on the go. We scoured through dozens of Switch cases to bring you the best ones.
Gaming

How do Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X compare to each other? We find out

The Nintendo Switch is innovative enough to stand apart from traditional consoles, but could it become your primary gaming system? How does the Switch stack up against the Xbox One?
Gaming

Have an issue with your 3DS? We can help you fix it with these common solutions

The Nintendo 3DS has seen its fair share of issues since it launched in 2011, including poor battery life and fragile Circle Pads. Here are some of the most common, as well as the steps you can take to solve them.
Gaming

You're not a true fan without these Nintendo Switch exclusives

Who doesn't love a good Nintendo game? If you're looking for great first-party titles for your Nintendo Switch, take a look at our list of the very best exclusives available right now.
Gaming

Here's what we know about the Dark Souls developer's next game

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest game from Dark Souls and Bloodborne developer From Software. Here is everything we know about the new game, including its setting and combat changes.
Gaming

Upcoming zombiefest Days Gone boasts 30-plus hours of story-driven content

Days Gone, the first PlayStation 4 title from Sony's Bend Studio, looks to offer a different type of zombie game. Here's everything we know about the forthcoming title, from the setting to its gameplay.
Gaming

Is Google launching a game-streaming service? Watch our GDC livestream to see

Google is presenting its 2019 GDC keynote on March 19. Here is how you can tune in to watch the event, as well as what could be shown during the presentation. Google's Project Stream service could be on the agenda.
Gaming

Need to perform a factory reset on your Xbox One console? Here's how to do it

Whether you're upgrading to a One X and giving your old console to a friend, or troubleshooting a technical issue, sometimes your Xbox One needs a clean slate. Here's our quick guide on how to factory reset an Xbox One.
Gaming

New character Octane makes an entrance with the first Apex Legends Battle Pass

Apex Legends' first season kicks off March 19 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The Battle Pass comes in two versions, with the base version costing around 10 bucks. Seasonal rewards include a bevy of new loot such as legendary skins.
Computing

The Unevn One is a portable desk that brings PC gaming on the road

Bringing a gaming PC outside your usual setup can be a challenge, but the Unevn One is the first all-in-one, portable gaming desk complete with a computer chassis and integrated monitor mount.
Gaming

How to get the most out of agent builds and specializations in The Division 2

The Division 2 has an intricate loot system to let you fine tune your agent to fit your play style. In our builds and specializations guide, we'll walk you through all of the stats you should pay attention to when tinkering with gear.
Gaming

Here's how you can control your PS4 right from your phone

Sony built the PlayStation 4 with smartphone and mobile integration in mind. Take a look at our guide for connecting your smartphone or tablet to a PS4, so you can get the most out of the system while on the go.
Gaming

Here's our guide on how to progress through The Division 2 endgame

Your mission as an agent doesn't end after taking out the three main factions in The Division 2. The endgame brings the Black Tusks, a dangerous new faction, to D.C. Our endgame guide will help you on your quest for the best loot.
Gaming

Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs brings 3D demolition into your living room

Angry Birds is releasing its next entry in the spring of 2019 - with a new spin. Bringing 3D environments and destruction, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs uses augmented reality to add a new dimension to a classic series.