Intelligent Systems developed and Nintendo published the tactical role-playing game Fire Emblem Engage for the Nintendo Switch. It is the next chapter in the Fire Emblem saga. Critics were generally impressed by Fire Emblem Engage, praising its gameplay innovations, score, and visuals but noting that the story and social sim elements were lacking when compared to its predecessor, Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
So, what is the Fire Emblem Engage release date? Let’s find out.
Dates & Waves for the Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass
After Fire Emblem Engage comes out, players can buy an expansion pass to access even more of the continent of Elyos. This expansion pass was confirmed by the game’s developer, Intelligent Systems.
According to the game’s page on Nintendo’s website, the Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass includes four DLCs that offer many different things to do together. Fire Emblem Engage’s release date was on January 20, 2023.
The first downloadable content is now available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop. Details on the contents of the second, third, and fourth downloadable content packs will be made available on the Nintendo eShop on December 31, 2023
Fire Emblem Engage’s release date was on January 20, 2023, and the first batch of Expansion Passes went on sale to the public. This document contains the following material:
- Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude’s Symbol Bracelet.
- Accessories such as the Tiki Boots, Seraph Robe, Energy Drop, Spirit Dust, Secret Book, Speedwing, Goodness Icon, Dracoshield, and Talisman can all be represented on this bracelet.
- A round pair of glasses, a rare set, a filled band, a big ribbon, a single earring, and so on.
- Save 30% on all Armory and Item Shop purchases with Silver Carc.
- Fire Emblem Engage’s second, third, and fourth waves of downloadable content (DLC) will all arrive before the year ends (2023). Information about the nature of these waves has yet to be made public.
Story of Fire Emblem Engage
Fell Dragon Sombron besieged Elyos a thousand years ago. Sombron was finally caught when the skills of heroes from other worlds were combined with those of powerful warriors. After a thousand years of peace, the Fell Dragon’s seal on Elyos is breaking.
The Divine Dragon Alear has been sleeping for a thousand years, but now he is a key part of the fight against those who want to free Sombron. Alear must locate the twelve Emblem Rings, some of which are currently in the hands of those loyal to the Fell Dragon, to succeed.
The Setting Of Fire Emblem Engage
Elyos is a continental supercontinent made up of two distinct continents. Firene is in the southwest corner, Brodia is in the northwest, Elusia is in the northeast, and Solm is in the southeast corner of the larger, ring-shaped landmass.
Lythos, the fifth realm, resides on an island in the middle of this ring. Elyos uses Emblems, special rings containing the spirits of previous Fire Emblem games, to communicate with the worlds of previous Fire Emblem Lords.
Expanded Content for Fire Emblem: Engage & Its Price Structure
New players to the Fire Emblem series can pick up the latest installment and its downloadable content expansion for the low price of $59.99/£49.99. The Nintendo listing for the bundle states that it costs $89.98 / £76.98 and includes both Fire Emblem Engage and the Expansion Pass.
The Expansion Pass is included in the base game at launch but can be bought separately later for $29.99 / £26.99. Since you have plenty of time to complete the game’s content, you can buy the Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass before the next DLC waves release.
Division of Avatars
In Engage, you’ll be able to take control of an Avatar named Alear. Although Alear has more clothing options than their predecessor Byleth, they can only be changed in name and represent gender. They play a pivotal role in the plot as well.
Gameplay Without Fighting
- Somniel is a free-roaming marketplace and entertainment district.
- Cosmetically speaking, players can change the appearance of their playable characters by dressing them in different costumes and outfits.
- An international map is included in the game.
- Included amiibo figure support. In Fire Emblem, scanning an amiibo grants the player access to previously unreleased music from the soundtrack. The amiibo Gazebo is a facility where amiibos can be used, much like the Three Houses.
- There’s a little game where you go fishing.
- Polishing Emblem Rings is a return of the skinship mechanic introduced in the Japanese version of Fire Emblem Fates.
- Bond Rings can be drawn and merged using a gacha mechanism not dissimilar to that found in Fire Emblem Heroes.
- When one unit prepares and serves food to another, morale is boosted, and benefits are distributed to all.
Swords are superior to axes, axes are superior to lances, and lances are superior to swords in the Engage iteration of the Weapon Triangle. This link becomes even more important when you add that fist weapons are better than magic, bows, and daggers.
Efficacy of Weapons
Staves are the only weapons that can withstand repeated use, but all others are like Fates.
In contrast to older games, a player’s class does not affect their learning skills. Instead, there are two types of Skills: personal Skills that are unique to each character and Emblem Skills that can be learned by bonding with Emblems.
It is possible to increase the combat bonuses between allies using the game’s Support bonus function. With compatible allies, all allies can form up to A-rank support. Only Alear has an additional support rank that they can form with a single ally.
Draconic Time Crystal
Players can use the Draconic Time Crystal, much like they could with Mila’s Turnwheel or the Divine Pulse, to rewind time and redo their actions.
Like in previous games, monsters serve as playable adversary units. Like the monsters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, these can take up a big part of the map.
Fog of War
Some maps are initially hard to see because of the fog of war effect, but they can be lifted with torches, certain kinds of magic, or strategically placed light beacons across the battlefield.