Fire Emblem: Three Houses is right around the corner, and today — two weeks before release, a host of previews for the strategy juggernaut has been released. A lot of the reports are extremely positive and promising, but one of the more noteworthy releases is of the game’s opening cutscene, which looks to set the game’s tone in a brutal, bloody manner.

The scene showcases a battle between two opposing forces, one of which appears to be led by Rhea, the archbishop of Seiros. She engages with a chain-sword wielding ugly mug from the opposing side, swearing revenge as the two cross blades. Despite the low frame rate, the cutscene is beautifully choreographed and wonderfully detailed, with the bout becoming muddy and tense before culminating in an extremely violent (by Fire Emblem standards) death. If this is what opens the game, I can only imagine what will lie in store later on down the line.

You can check out the cutscene below. Three Houses releases July 26th, and you can pre-order your copy on Amazon today!



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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.