There was a new trailer for Fire Emblem if this morning, and it ran for nearly ten minutes. Nearly that entire time was spent showing players that they’ll now have their own castle, which they can expand, explore and hang out in between missions. You can also build a bathhouse.

If you’ve played enough JRPGs, you’ll be familiar with the context: water, steam, towels and character portraits looking blushed.

This is cool! Tactics are all well and good, but the real appeal of Fire Emblem games is getting to know all your characters. Building them a pub then stripping off alongside them is sure to inspire a lot more camaraderie than Awakening’s awkward barracks exchanges.


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