Fire Emblem: Three Houses new trailer and screenshots from E3 2019 confirm time skip in the storyline

Nintendo has published a new trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses at today's Nintendo Direct for E3 2019, along with a new set of artworks and screenshots to go along with it, which you can see below.

These new visuals confirm that Three Houses will have a time skip in its storyline. While the early parts of the game will see the protagonist teaching one of the three classes in the Officers Academy and interacting with characters from all over the Fódlan continent, the decision will play an even bigger role in the future.

At some point in the game, the story will skip five years forward. The class leaders will have assumed their respective top positions in their own kingdoms, and Fódlan falls under a great war where the three kingdoms fight against each other. The protagonist's allegiance will depend on the choices the player had made in the beginning.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses will be released for Nintendo Switch on July 26 worldwide.

As a professor, players must lead students in their academic lives and in turn-based, tactical RPG battles wrought with strategic new twists to overcome. As the story unfolds, the choice of house at the Officers Academy will greatly affect where players stand when the great land of Fódlan becomes engulfed in war. After five years, former friends from the other classes must now face each other on the battlefield as bitter enemies. The game features the refined gameplay that the Fire Emblem franchise is known for. Players command a party of warriors to move and fight on a grid-based battlefield and, for the first time in the series history, assign battalions of troops to support individual units in battle. The game launches July 26.

English Trailer

Japanese Trailer

Fire Emblem: Three Houses artworks & screenshots