Fire Emblem Trailer Explains Engage Rings, Then Summons Byleth and Corrin
New trailer for Fire Emblem Engage has detailed how players can summon “Emblems”, characters from previous Fire Emblem games. Units will be able to equip Engage Rings to gain the ability to gain the power of a hero, such as Marth or Byleth. When units equip the rings, they sync up with the emblems, increasing their stats and giving them access to new emblem-specific abilities. According to the trailer demo, this will make a big difference to a unit’s power level.
Units can also “engage” with emblems, fusing into a new form even more powerful than a synchronized form. In addition to gaining access to special weapons, the player can use Engage Skills – unique abilities that date back to the original Emblems games. For example, since Byleth was a teacher in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, one of his abilities allows him to teach nearby units, increasing their stats. Meanwhile, Corrin can use an ability called Dragon Vein, which alters terrain in the same way that he was able to in Fire Emblem Fates.
In total, the trailer showed six emblems: Marth (Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon), Sigurd (Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War), Celica (Fire Emblem Gaiden/Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia), Lyn (Fire Emblem : The Blazing Blade), Corrin (Fire Emblem Fates) and Byleth (Fire Emblem: Three Houses). Also, a trailer from last week features glimpses of Ike and Lucina, and then mentions 12 rings, implying that Engage will feature more emblems at launch.
Fire Emblem Engage was announced in a Nintendo Direct in September. The initial trailer revealed that Alear, the protagonist of the game, is the Divine Dragon, a descendant of a royal family of dragons who defeated the Fallen Dragon many years ago. We’ll know the full story and more when the game launches on January 20, 2023.