The latest installment of the epic strategy RPG franchise, Fire Emblem Engage, has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch. The stage is set for an epic battle between good and evil as the Divine Dragon, Alear, awakens to collect the 12 legendary Emblem Rings and bring peace to the land. However, the Fell Dragon Sombron has also risen with the intention of using the rings for his own nefarious purposes. It’s up to Alear and those loyal to the Divine Dragon to stop Sombron before it’s too late.
Command Alear’s army through turn-based battles across the continent of Elyos, each requiring its own unique strategy and approach based on unit strengths and weaknesses. The weapon triangle will be key to victory, as each weapon type has an advantage over another. Special Arts will also play a crucial role in battles, giving an advantage to heroes and enemy troops using them over those using bows, tomes, and knives.
As players command each hero with their own moves and weapons, they’ll need to carefully plan attacks and make use of the terrain, positioning, and unique talents of the heroes to defeat the enemy across the grid-based battlefield. Players can also collect Emblem Rings and employ them in battle to summon Emblems, legendary heroes like Marth and Sigurd, who provide their skills and powers in battle and share their abilities with characters once the bond between them is strong enough.
Players can tailor their experience with a range of difficulty options and game modes suited for all skill levels. Normal, Hard, and Maddening difficulties await, while those looking for a more laid-back experience can even use Auto-Battle to handle combat for them. Additionally, Casual Mode sees fallen allies revived after a battle, while they’ll be lost forever when using Classic Mode. If a player makes a major error in combat, they can use the Draconic Time Crystal to rewind and try again, regardless of the selected mode.
The Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass, which includes four DLC packs that will be added over time, is also available at launch. The first DLC pack is scheduled to release together with the game and will include additional Emblems, new accessories, and more.
So grab your Nintendo Switch, awaken as the Divine Dragon, and fight alongside legendary heroes to save the continent of Elyos from destruction in Fire Emblem Engage, available now.