Today, Nintendo finally launched the official website for Fire Emblem: Three Houses in Japan. Not all sections are open just yet, and there isn’t anything really new in there (at least, if you’ve read previous reports about the game, that is!).
Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Main page
The main page has a soundtrack sample, though the title of the track is nowhere to be found!
The main page briefly introduces the Fire Emblem series: games that combine the fun of raising allies with the tactical elements of strategy RPG. Fire Emblem: Three Houses takes many traditional elements of the series, but also adds new ones such as deeper character growth system, and more.
The protagonist, the player’s avatar in the game, will get to meet characters from different countries and backgrounds, and fight together on the battlefield. Wondering what fate awaits them at the end of their journey? You will have to play the game to find out!
Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Introduction
The Introduction has a background video, showing some animated cutscenes from the game. Unfortunately, there’s no sound…
The game takes place on the continent of Fodlan, which is controlled by three main powers, with the Garreg Mach Monastery (where the Officer’s Academy is located) at the very center. The Officer’s Academy is where the future leaders of the three main powers go study. Your role in this game is to guide those students as a teacher.
The Fodlan continent is said to have existed since ancient times, and is ruled by three main powers. A Goddess watches over the land and its people.
The three main powers are:
- Adrestian Empire: it has been controlling the southern half of the continent for more than 1000 years;
- Holy Kingdom of Faerghus: Kings and Knights have been ruling the cold lands of the northern half of the continent;
- Leicester Alliance: a league of powerful nobles, who have been controlling the eastern side of the continent.
The Fodlan continent used to be torn by war, but is now at peace, the three main powers keeping each other in check.
In Fodlan, many people follow the teachings of the Church of Seiros, and of the Goddess. For the Fordlan people, both Seiros and the Goddess are pretty important. For example, there’s crests that are said to have been given to the people by the Goddess herself, many years ago. For the nobility, those crests are a symbol of wealth and power.
As for the Garreg Mach Monastery, located in the mountain of Seiros, it’s not just a religious place: it’s also where the headquarters of the Knights keeping the three main powers in check are located.
The Monastery is where the Officer’s Academy can be found: the future leaders of the three main powers go there to study before taking their positions as leaders of their respective countries. The students are assigned to three classes, corresponding to each one of the three countries of the Fodlan continent: it’s like a microscome of the continent itself.
As teacher, you have to choose which class to teach, with students to guide. On the battlefield, you will serve as their commander/tactician.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Characters
The Characters section has video clips of each of the characters revealed so far. Unfortunately, pretty much all of them (except the one for the protagonist) are the same as those shared via Twitter.
The characters are divided in three main categories:
- The protagonists and the mysterious girl (Sothis). As mentioned previously, the protagonist gets an invitation to go teach at the Officer’s Academy. As for Sothis, she appears in front of the protagonist… in their head;
- The members of the three classes (Black Eagles, Blue Lions, Golden Deer), as well as their leaders;
- Church of Seiros
Here’s the various characters listed on the official website so far (unfortunately, the details are pretty much the same as those shared via Twitter):
- Protagonist (male, female)
- Edelgard von Hresvelg
- Hubert von Bestra
- Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd
- Dodou Morinaro
- Claude von Riegan
- Lorentz Herman Gröstal
Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Products
The Products page confirms that the game can be played in all three modes (TV, Tabletop, and Handheld), but only with one player. All controllers are compatible, except single Joy-Cons (you need both).
Finally, here’s another look at the contents of the Limited Edition for the game in Japan:
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch) comes out on July 26th worldwide.