Nintendo has made a surprising announcement for Fire Emblem Warriors at today's Nintendo Direct. Despite announcing earlier that the game would basically focus on Awakening, Fates, and Shadow Dragon, Nintendo Direct reveals that the highly popular Lyn from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, the first Fire Emblem game to receive an English localization, is confirmed appearing in the game and is also playable. The Japanese official site has added a new character page fully dedicated to Lyn as well.
However, Lyn is not the only new character we confirmed today, as we have also found an official European trailer of the game, which at the end of the video shows Caeda as well as a glimpse of Navarre, both coming from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon to accompany Marth.
In fact, these revelations remind us of a roster leak that has been circulating on the internet... But be advised that there will be some massive spoilers below, so read further at your own risk.
A boxart for the European Limited Edition of Fire Emblem Warriors was posted early by a Spanish store site, which also contains 25 sprites of what's assumed to be the playable character roster in Fire Emblem Warriors.
With Lyn and Caeda discovered today, that means we are going to anticipate confirmations of Tiki from Shadow Dragon, Celica from Echoes: Shadow of Valentia, and an Archer-class Anna in the near future. Since Navarre was not included in the boxart sprites, we wonder if it will have any implications on whether he will be a playable character or an NPC in the game.
Koei Tecmo is also planning to make new reveals for Fire Emblem Warriors daily at Tokyo Game Show 2017 on September 21-24, so we are also wondering which characters they are going to announce at the show.