Nintendo’s special Fire Emblem Nintendo Direct debuted the announcement of four impressive new titles. Missed the Direct? We’ll catch you up to speed with the huge announcements being made for the Fire Emblem series.

The Nintendo Direct proved that Nintendo has big plans to grow the series. The content was far more than just a tease for Fire Emblem Warriors, which we saw during the Nintendo Switch’s presentation. The plans included a huge 3DS remake and overhaul for the NES’s Fire Emblem Gaiden, which never released in the west, and details on the Fire Emblem mobile title alluded to in Nintendo’s previous financial earnings report last year.

You can catch the Direct here, if you choose. Yuri Lowenthal, the official English voice for series poster boy Marth, narrates the video. We’ll break down the announcements title by title for you, so that it’s much easier to follow.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem Echoes 3DS

Fire Emblem Echoes is a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second title in the series and a greatly aged NES title from 1992. The game has been completely reworked with 3D visuals akin to Fire Emblem Fates, and anime cinematic cutscenes done by Studio Khara (Rebuild of Evangelion film series).

Western gamers will get their first ever official chance to play this title. The original Fire Emblem Gaiden was never brought to the west, so Echoes will bring Gaiden‘s unique gameplay elements over for the first time and to a new audience.

In addition to the series’ iconic grid-based strategy-RPG gameplay, this installment features free roaming and dungeons with enemy encounters. These features have never been seen in any other Fire Emblem game since.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will launch on May 19, 2017 for Nintendo 3DS. Amiibo figures of the two protagonists, Alm and Celica, will launch alongside the game.

Fire Emblem for Nintendo Switch

Fire Emblem returns to home console once more. Since 2008’s Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn on the Wii, Nintendo hasn’t released a series title on home console. Now, you’ll be able to enjoy a new Fire Emblem adventure both at home or on-the-go using the Nintendo Switch’s technology.

Sadly, the Direct didn’t offer any details. We’ll learn more about this title in the future. Still, we’re glad to know Nintendo plans on bringing the series back to home console after the past years of titles have been on handheld.

This new title is slated for a 2018 release.

Fire Emblem Warriors

The Nintendo Direct gave us an extended look at the footage from the Nintendo Switch presentation. Fire Emblem: Awakening‘s protagonist, Chrom, has been confirmed as the first playable character in the roster.

In true Warriors fashion, Chrom wails on huge waves of enemy soldiers using his sword, the Falchion. The trailer gives you a taste of his move set, though doesn’t offer many more hints on what’ll make this title unique or about future roster additions.

The trailer sets Fire Emblem Warriors‘ release date to Fall 2017. You will be able to play this title on the Nintendo Switch, and on a newly announced New Nintendo 3DS version.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes
Nintendo’s strategy-RPG series makes its way over to its mobile debut. Nintendo originally planned to launch this title in 2016 along with an Animal Crossing mobile game. Both were delayed in favor of launching Super Mario Run before the end of the year, so we’ve been in the dark for a while.

The title is a big crossover romp with an original story. Players take on the role of a summoner calling on familiar heroes from across the Fire Emblem series. You’ll be able to enjoy the same strategic gameplay in a new experience designed comfortably and casually for mobile gameplay. Controlling allies and attacking enemies is as simple as tapping and dragging on your phone.

Fire Emblem Heroes 1

Heroes wouldn’t be a Fire Emblem title without a weapon triangle, of course- and that’s still been retained. Red weapons (Sword, Fire) beat green weapons (Axe, Wind), green weapons beat blue weapons (Lance, Thunder), and blue weapons beat red weapons. The weapon and magic triangle from previous titles is very much present in the core mechanics of the game, but presented in an easier to understand way.

There’s a main story to follow, but the game offers additional modes. At the Training Tower, you can earn experience and rewards to train your heroes. Special Maps will allow you to play seasonal events. Arena Duels is a score attack mode, where you’ll fight successive battles and gun for the leaderboards.

The game follows a free-to-play model with microtransactions. You will be able to win new heroes in battle, or to collect them via a gashapon lottery-system where you’ll use Orbs to summon new heroes. Orbs are earned through gameplay, or bought with real-life currency.

Fire Emblem Fates Ryoma

Fire Emblem Heroes launches on Android on February 2, 2017. The iPhone and iPad release will come shortly after.

Currently, you can join in on the game’s pre-launch “Choose Your Legends” event. Gamers will be able to vote for which heroes will receive commemorative launch outfits and a special illustration. The Top 10 will be featured in special calendars and wallpaper designs, as well.

Check out the event here. Just about everybody from the series is fair game for this character ballot. If even the balding and narcissistic Oliver is a favorite of yours, he’s up for voting too. Have fun, and we hope to see the final results of this poll.