Fire Emblem Echoes director would like to remake The Binding Blade | Nintendo Wire

In case you weren’t aware, the recently released Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia was directed by a relative newcomer – Kenta Nakanishi. A recent interview with The Verge has revealed many interesting facts about him.

After landing a job at Nintendo straight after University in 2009, Nakanishi went on to a technical support role for Fire Emblem Awakening, before getting the Director position for Shadows of Valentia. Nakanishi played the original game, Fire Emblem Gaiden, many times after receiving it with his father’s personal items after he passed away. After directing its remake, Nakanishi says “it made [him] love the game even more.”

His team was also very selective with what to keep in – the HP-draining spells and stat boosting springs were left to retain some of the original, but various other more antiquated features were cut.

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Of course, the question now is if any more remakes are on the way. When asked, Nakanishi says he’d love to remake the GBA’s Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, which never launched in the west. The GBA game launched in Japan on March 22nd, 2002. It was the follow-up, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken, that became the first localized game, simply renamed “Fire Emblem.”

What’s most noteworthy about The Binding Blade is the main character; Roy. Despite appearing in both Super Smash Bros. Melee and later as DLC for Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U, the west has yet to experience the game he stars in. It’s for this reason that Nakanishi would remake it, stating that “unfortunately [Roy’s] story has never been told, so it would be great if we could release a remake of his story.”

Will we finally learn why Roy is our boy? We’ll be sure to bring you news if such a remake is ever announced.

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  1. Armorwing01 says:

    In the words of Shia Labeouf: DO IT!
    sorry, had to use the dead meme one last time

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  2. Perone says:

    You know what would be even better? Remake Binding Blade AND Blazing Blade and release them together on the same cartridge. That would be absolutely bloody fantastic. Also, you could have the decisions you made in the first directly affect the second. Sort of like a better Awakening/Fates/Birthright.

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  3. OnYx says:

    Remaking the origin Fire Emblem released in the west along with Binding blade as one game would be awesome!!!

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  4. estuardo galvez says:

    Ho yeah intelligent systems must do the remake of Roy’s story! And Blazing sword with it, like FE Fates with his 3 versions. GO FE LET’GO!

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  5. estuardo galvez says:

    This message is all for the gamers : as fans of the serie Fire Emblem, we must convinced Intelligent Systems for remastered both Blazing Sword and Binding Blade like the next remakes of FE’s franchise, for 2018 or soon are far better! The legend of Elibe most be told in the same time in making both the Eliwood’s and Roy’s story with compatible amiibos again, they will be very AMAZING!!!

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  6. Glen Jenkins says:

    This is a list (Part 1) of what I (and the fans) like to see in the remake.
    The option to turn permanent death off or on. (For the secondary playable characters you recruit.)
    The option to answer a list of questions that can change how the story is told. (And how the characters stat growths work.)
    A prologue chapter. (Not featured in the original.)
    The character: Lilina to be a primary protagonist. (With a unique class called: Mage Lord.)
    New story elements (and combat elements) not featured in the original.
    Amibo functionality.

    Part 2 of the list will be written soon. For now, that is all. (P.S: Avatar character creation is optional.)

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