Screenshots from a potential new Fire Emblem game released a few days ago, however fans are supplicating they're fake. The last section into the fundamental Fire Emblem series was Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which turned out in 2019. A spin-off from Three Houses, called Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, will be released in the not so distant future, on June 24th.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses was the first game in the series released on a home console since Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for the Wii back in 2007. The game was met with success, getting praise from critics for its convincing story and characters. As characters have always been one of the most critical components for making a successful Fire Emblem game, the latest entries of the series have taken specific consideration to ensure the cast is significant both narratively and visually. This is one of several reasons why fans are suspicious of this break.
A potential hole suggests another Fire Emblem story is coming, however fans of the series aren't getting involved with it. The hole depicts several new Fire Emblem characters, including the supposed protagonist, who has dazzling red and blue hair and is the girl of a winged serpent. Twitter user FavorDish was one of many fans to share the screenshots, alongside the suspicion and trust that they aren't true. The break claims the game has been finished for more than a year, however taking a gander at the graphics suggests otherwise. The planning of these screenshots coming out seven days before Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes releases also feels suspicious. Three Hopes was declared in February of 2022, several months prior to its true release, and Three Houses was reported in 2018, just to be released the next year. The timing and the vibe of the "finished" graphics simply don't make any sense.
Twitter has been overwhelmed with comments moaning about the state of these screenshots and hoping they're fake. The primary person's design has gotten the most comments, as it feels like a significant plunge in quality for Fire Emblem, especially after Three Houses and Shadows of Valentia. While this isn't the first time a Fire Emblem character has had two hair colors, the variety shift is usually finished with a slope instead of a sudden and jolting even split, so it feels inconsistent with the rest of the series. Fans have also brought up that the text seen on the screenshots feels off. In the shot portraying character supports, one person's name looks to be "WWWWWWWW." "WWWW" is what could be compared to saying "Haha" or "HAHAHA" in Japan, implying that these pictures may be a joke.
With everything taken into account, the consensus seems to be simply these "leaks" are fake. Provided that this is true, this might be someone attempting to exploit the ongoing Fire Emblem publicity on Twitter. At the hour of writing, Fire Emblem is as of now moving because of several factors. While the hole is one of them, there's also the excitement for the fast-moving toward release of Three Hopes and fan favorites Dimitri, Claude, and Edelgard getting new summer looks in the portable game Fire Emblem: Heroes. A typical downside of properties acquiring popularity is others attempting to cash in on the notoriety before it fades. This "spill" could be someone's endeavor to do likewise with Fire Emblem.