Fire Emblem: Heroes on Android — Everything you need to know

Fire Emblem: Heroes is out on Android! Here’s everything you need to know!

Fire Emblem: Heroes represents Nintendo’s first foray into developing games for Android (if you ignore last year’s Miimoto app), and is the eighth title in the Fire Emblem franchise to be released on North American shores.

Whether you’re new to the franchise and want to know what the hubbub is about, or you’re a hardcore fan of the series, we’ve tried to answer the questions you may have before you dive right in.

What is Fire Emblem?

Fire Emblem is a turn-based strategy RPG franchise developed by Japanese game developer Intelligent Systems, and published by Nintendo. Since the first game launched in 1990 on the Famicom system it has garnered a huge following in Japan, with the following five sequels exclusively released in Japan. North America got its first official look at the series in 2003, with Fire Emblem for the Game Boy Advance. Before that, Nintendo fans were introduced to two characters from the series — Marth and Roy — in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

What’s the story in Fire Emblem: Heroes?