Fire Emblem Heroes Launches on Android and iOS Devices on February 2, This Thursday
The first mobile entry in Nintendo's tactical RPG series represents a more traditional take on free-to-play gaming.
Fire Emblem Heroes launches on Android and iOS mobile platforms this Thursday, February 2.
Announced in 2016 and previewed during Nintendo's most recent Direct stream, Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play title without an option to unlock all content, like Super Mario Run.
Whereas Super Mario Run gave players a chunk of the game for free and gated the rest of its content between a one-time unlock fee, Fire Emblem Heroes implements timer and currency systems that force players to wait to access certain areas and in-game functions unless they pay to speed up the timer.
Other than gating progression behind currency and timers, Fire Emblem Heroes plays similarly to main entries in the tactical-RPG series. Favorite characters return, as does the rock-paper-scissors weapons system.
Also during its Fire Emblem Direct broadcast, Nintendo announced that a new installment is in development for the Switch. That game will be released sometime in 2018, while the Switch is due to launch on March 3.