Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia Gets High Praise From Famitsu

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a complete remake of the Famicom game, Fire Emblem Gaiden. It was an offshoot of the series that allowed for a more JRPG-like exploration of towns, caves, and dungeons. It has been brought up to today’s audio and visual standards and infused with current Fire Emblem gameplay mechanics to create a truly unique experience that should stand out from the previous entries in the series.

Famitsu seems to think so too – as they’ve just scored the game 9|9|10|9 from four reviewers, giving it a total of 37 out of 40. This marks the highest score for any Fire Emblem game in Japan (beating Fates & Awakening by one point) and bodes well for the new game.

We’re excited to give this new one a whirl when it releases next month on May 19. As fans of traditional JRPGs and the Fire Emblem series, we’re hoping this one really delivers.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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