A New Fire Emblem Datamine Has Apparently Uncovered A Gap In The Main Timeline

A New Fire Emblem Datamine Has Apparently Uncovered A Gap In The Main Timeline

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Fire Emblem Engage
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Fire Emblem Engage arrived on the scene last week, and as usual, dataminers have been sifting through the game’s files to uncover hidden secrets. One, in particular, that seems to have gained some traction focuses on the latest entry’s codename.

Based on previous datamines, it’s known how Fire Emblem games follow a certain pattern when it comes to their development codenames. As explained by modder and dataminer ‘DeathChaos25‘ on Twitter, Fire Emblem Engage is internally coded as “Iron19”. Where it gets interesting is the fact the previous mainline game Fire Emblem: Three Houses is codenamed “Iron17”.

There’s a numbered gap between these major entries, even though they’re back-to-back. This naming convention also only applies to the mainline series, so spin-offs have different codenames. Fire Emblem Warriors supposedly “didn’t get this treatment” and Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is apparently codenamed “Seasons”.

Of course, this has raised some questions about what comes between “Iron17” (Three Houses) and “Iron19” (Engage). There have been rumours about Fire Emblem remakes, and other theories and speculation on certain forums claim “Iron18” could have perhaps been cancelled, delayed or merged with another title.

If there are any developments, we’ll let you know. What do you make of this yourself? Tell us in the comments.

[source twitter.com, via mynintendonews.com]

Liam Doolan

When he’s not paying off a loan to Tom Nook, Liam likes to report on the latest Nintendo news and admire his library of video games. His favourite Nintendo character used to be a guitar-playing dog, but nowadays he prefers to hang out with Judd the cat.

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