If it really works for all of these franchises, why not for Fire Emblem?
Now, Nintendo didn’t explicitly state Three Hopes is an alternate timeline retelling of Three Houses, however all of the indicators are there. Near the tip of the “Mysterious Mercenary” trailer, we acquired the phrases “Challenge the Ashen Demon as a mercenary who was meant to fade into the waves of history.” For those that have forgotten (or by no means performed Three Houses), “Ashen Demon” is Byleth’s battlefield nickname, which leaves Shez because the mercenary. So in accordance to the trailer, Shez was supposed to be forgotten by historical past, however right here they’re in Three Hopes, main the cost and making a reputation for themselves in Fire Emblem.
The “Awakened Rivals” trailer additionally featured a number of hints that point manipulation was at play and accountable for the following story. The earlier trailer gave audiences a glimpse of the character Arval, and whereas the “Awakened Rivals” one didn’t develop on them, it did embrace the identical movie adverse impact and sigil Sothis makes use of to flip again time in Three Houses. Plus, like Sothis, the Three Hopes web site claims that solely the protagonist can see and listen to Arval, which all however confirms Three Hopes’ standing as an alternate timeline spin-off. Moreover, these hints indicate that Arval is the catalyst of the sport’s occasions, however we’ll have to beat the principle marketing campaign to see if that’s true.
Of course, since Nintendo has not explicitly said how Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes connects to Fire Emblem: Three Houses, that is all simply hypothesis backed by context clues. Then once more, if Nintendo did come out and say it, that may spoil a few of Three Hopes’ plot threads and twists.
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is out now on the Nintendo Switch.