Nintendo revealed new details about Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn today. The new Fire Emblem will be set 3 years after Mad King Ashnard died and the war ended. The dead king’s country is now being controlled by the victors of the war, who now oppress Daein. As always you play as the hero group who has to help the country of Daein.
You play as the “Dawn Brigade” made up of Micaiah, Sothe, and a bunch of others as they hope to bring Daein’s long lost prince to the crown. The new details also hint that later in the game you will be able to see a different perspective by playing as Ike, Mist, Shinon, Rolf and other characters from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance as the Greil Mercenaries. The Greil Mercenaries are said to “watch Daein’s battles spread [around the world]”. Also, the laguz characters from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance return once again to help fight with you in this game.
As with previous Fire Emblem games, you can build relationships with the soldiers that are on your team, and as always, if you lose a soldier in battle, you lose him (or her) forever (which can be so annoying). The magic system from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance is now blended with magic systems from earlier Fire Emblem games. With 16:9 widescreen support and the new feature is the “Battle Save” that allows you to create a permanent save mid-battle (which is nice if you know something might screw up), Radiant Dawn will be a great game for Fire Emblem fans, and for people who might want to start playing the series. So far, I am liking this “Battle Save” feature, should be a lot of help when in those tight situations.
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn releases on November 5th for the Nintendo Wii.