Cover art for Nintendo's Fire Emblem Engage.

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If you watch anime, you’re used to intros that alternate between being deeply emotional and critical or tacky and foolish as all hell. Sometimes it’s neither of these and is solely operating off of good vibes. (Usually that is after the present in query hits a brand new arc.) Video video games don’t all the time get flashy intros, and it’s a disgrace that’s the case. Because after watching the intro for Fire Emblem Engage, that form of cheese is one thing video games might stand to have extra of.

Fire Emblem Engage is ready to launch in about two weeks, and together with impressions of the strategy-RPG, the sport’s intro cinematic was launched. Quite a lot of the intro’s cheesiness is clearly owed to its tune, which sounds prefer it was made within the 90s after which held in stasis for 3 a long time. It’s so anime that you simply half count on it to finish with an advert for Crunchyroll. The visuals attempt to hit that very same cheese with colourful streaks of sunshine corresponding with the toothpaste-colored protagonist Alear and their companions Alfred, Timerra, Ivy, and Diamant and photographs of their in-game fashions exhibiting off their particular talents. Maybe it’s not as sturdy an intro because the one for 2019’s Fire Emblem: Three Houses, however Engage’s opening is enjoyable all its personal.

Fire Emblem Engage – FULL Opening [English] + Title Screen

The massive promoting level of Engage is that Alear and their group can use particular rings to summon important characters from earlier Fire Emblem entries equivalent to Marth from 1990’s Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light or Byleth from Three Houses. That alone sounds anime as hell (picture the palms of the earlier heroes lifting up Alear throughout a key second!), and hopefully the sport is ready to match the power its opening places off. Games like these are usually lengthy, so an intro ought to hopefully get you within the temper to defeat evil empires every time you boot it up.

Fire Emblem Engage releases for the Nintendo Switch on January 20.

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