The next Fire Emblem Switch games could be a one-two punch from the past.
Teases from reliable Fire Emblem leaker Thanibomb point to Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance for Switch and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for Switch sometime in the next year or so.
Path of Radiance first released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2005, and Radiant Dawn, its direct sequel, on the Wii in 2007.
Both games follow Ike, of Super Smash Bros. fame, as he gets caught up in his family’s dark past and the bloody secrets of his people, the Beorc, and the beast tribes, the Laguz.
Presumably, we’ll learn more about it during Nintendo’s E3 2021 presentation.
However, it’s possibly not the only Fire Emblem remake in the works.
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When is Path of Radiance out on Switch?
We don’t know yet.
Thanibomb only provided a hint of agreement when someone suggested Tellius (PoR/RD) remakes were on the way.
They were reportedly scheduled for release in 2020, coinciding with Fire Emblem Heroes’ new Tellius characters, but the COVID pandemic delayed development.
Why trust these Fire Emblem leaks?
As with all leaks, you shouldn’t trust them fully until there’s an official announcement.
However, Thanibomb’s track record makes these worth paying some attention to.
In 2019, prior to Nintendo’s E3 presentation, Thanibomb accurately leaked a number of specific Fire Emblem: Three Houses details, ranging from tea time to character stories, class information, and more.
They’re also not in the habit of making empty predictions.
What's New in the Path of Radiance Remake?
We don't know this yet either.
It's possible Nintendo and Intelligent Systems could opt for a 1:1 remake with improved graphics, though we'd be surprised if later quality of life remakes, such as casual mode, didn't make an appearance.
What Other New Fire Emblem Switch Games is Nintendo Making?
It’s possible more Fire Emblem remakes could be on the way.
The original Reddit post where Thanibomb dropped the Radiant teases was about Lilina: Delightful Noble being added as the next Resplendent Hero.
Thanibomb replied to that by saying it was part of something much bigger.
Lilina first appeared in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
It was the game 2003’s Fire Emblem (The Blazing Blade) served as a prequel to, and while its hero Roy made it to Super Smash Bros. Melee, the rest of the game never officially released outside Japan.
If Lilina is part of something bigger, it’s possible Nintendo and Intelligent Systems are planning a remake of Binding Blade or perhaps even a limited-time Switch port like the original Fire Emblem in 2020.
While that's still very much in the realm of speculation right now, it'd certainly be a fine way to introduce Game Boy games to the Switch library.