During Nintendo's E3 Digital Event, a new trailer was shown for Fire Emblem If, the first to feature English voice overs. The game will be titled Fire Emblem Fates in the West, and is set to release in 2016.
While the promotional materials for the game are ambigous, the official press release refers to "two versions" indicating that the west will also have separated games for Hoshido and Nohr like the Japanese release.
Two versions of the franchise’s new installment offer players an unprecedented choice: fight an opposing force or join the other side and try to make changes from within.
We have the new trailer, fact sheet, and cutscene screenshots below. You can preorder on Amazon.
Your battle. Your future. Your fate.
Two kingdoms at war – the peace-loving Hoshido and the glory-seeking Nohr – It’s up to the player to decide which side to take. As the prince/princess of Hoshido, who was raised by Nohr royal family, you will be torn between two families you love. Whichever path you take, you will face different types of challenges.
• For the first time in the series, the player plays as the main character and commands his or her own army. The player character is customizable avatar, like in the Fire Emblem Awakening game. Select male or female with many options.
• During the game, the player must make the choice between Hoshido and Nohr. Each path will offer a completely different storyline with a different set of characters to recruit as allies.
• The Hoshido path is a more traditional path as you work together with your allies to fend off Nohrian invaders.
• The Nohr path will force you to revolutionize an unruly kingdom from the inside – this path offers a slightly more complex story and will be more challenging.