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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is a hack and slash game from Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It was announced in a Nintendo Direct on February 9, 2022. It is the second Warriors-style Fire Emblem game, after Fire Emblem Warriors. Three Hopes is based off of the world of Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Gameplay

Much like its predecessor, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is a hack-and-slash action role-playing game with gameplay similar to the Dynasty Warriors series. Players control characters from Fire Emblem: Three Houses including Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude, and a new character, Shez, who like most avatars in the Fire Emblem series, can be either male or female.

Plot

The game takes place on the continent of Fódlan and features a new story set in an alternative timeline to that of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. In the tradition of Three Houses, the game has at least three unique storylines: Scarlet Blaze, Azure Gleam, and Golden Wildfire, each following one of the three house leaders. It diverges from the storyline of its predecessor game in that Byleth, the playable character of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, serves as an antagonist. Three Hopes introduces several new characters to fight alongside the cast of Three Houses, including Shez, a mercenary Byleth previously encountered, and Arval, a mysterious white-robed being who opposes Sothis in the game's cover art.

Playable characters

Development

Reception

The game received an aggregate score of 80/100 on Metacritic, indicating "generally favorable" reviews. While critics felt that Three Hopes improved upon its predecessor with good performance and increased depth and appealed to fans of the Warriors games, they noted that it would fail to compel those who did not favor its signature hack and slash gameplay.

Trivia

  • Three Hopes is one of Billy Kametz's final voice acting roles, as he passed away on June 9, 2022, 15 days before the game's release.
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