Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a full remake of the SNES game, Fire Emblem Gaiden (a Japanese word here meaning “side story”). The game was never localised for the Western market until now, and Intelligent Systems has done a complete overhaul of the game to bring us what was once considered the “black sheep of the Fire Emblem family”. Nintendo has been riding high on Fire Emblem games recently, and they are much beloved by fans, but can a remake of an older game be anything as good as the newer stuff coming out, like, say, Fire Emblem Fates (which we reviewed here)? Read on to find out!
The Fire Emblem series started life in 1990, and has been going strong ever since. While we haven’t seen as many English releases as Japanese ones, it’s still a fairly popular game among tactical battle enthusiasts and RPG gamers alike. The latest game in the series, Fire Emblem Fates, tells the tale of two countries at war, and the people at the heart of this conflict. Intrigued? Read on.