Fire Emblem Awakening could have been the last game in the series

By Michael Sobrevega On 23 May, 2013 At 03:42 AM | Categorized As News, Wii U, Wii U News | With 0 Comment

Fire Emblem Awakening could have been the last game in the series

Fire Emblem has always been a niche title, with a small but dedicated fanbase. The series has never sold well. Fire Emblem Awakening could have been the last game in the series. If the game did not sell over 250 000, Awakening would have been the last game in the series. Really scare that the series was close to death. Luckily it sold well.

In an Interview, one of the developers said that the main drive for development was to make the best game they possibly could, if it was to be last game in the saga.

Question: Fire Emblem has had a long lifetime. Do you get the feeling it gets harder to release a new episode every time?

Yamagami: No doubt. Truth be told, sales are dropping. The sales manager of Nintendo, Mr. Hatano, told us that this could be the last Fire Emblem. Due to this progressive descend on sales, they told us that if the sales of this episode stayed below 250,000 copies, we’d stop working on the saga. I remember when I came back from the meeting and told the team “My God, what are we gonna do?! The end has come!”. Our reaction was clear: if this was going to be the last Fire Emblem, we had to put everything we always wanted to include. That’s how this new project was born!

I finished Fire Emblem Awakening yesterday and it was amazing. I am preparing my review now, so check it out in a couple of days. If you have not purchased the game, get a copy now.

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