Japanese players will have to dig deep, but will get two radically different experiences
Japanese website 4gamer has provided some additional information about the release of Fire Emblem if, including how the download versions will work and the nature of the game’s 3rd downloadable story.
The Hoshido (White version) route will be similar in objectives to Fire Emblem Awakening and include a world map, while the Nohr (Black version) will not have a world map and feature skirmishes similar to other Fire Emblem games. The eShop versions will download the same first five chapters, then the choice will be made based on which version you purchased and will force a download of that story’s data. Should the owner want to play the other story, they will have to purchase it separately, even with the download version.
The 3rd scenario also had details revealed, which describe it as “halfway” between the Hoshido and Nohr stories and will pick up from chapter 5 as well.
The promised limited edition bundle, which contains all three scenarios, has sold out across Japan including two separate releases on amazon.jp. Fire Emblem if releases on June 25 in Japan and 2016 in the West, and we hope to have Western details shortly.
Thanks to Serene Forest and Siliconera for providing translation details.