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While Fire Emblem: Hero of Light and Shadow is a remake of the SNES title with Marth as the main character, it seems he is getting a role change. Instead of Marth being the main character, you are! Or that’s how they want it to be seem at least.

Fire Emblem: Hero of Light and Shadow has players creating their own characters. Players can choose gender, eye color, hair style , face type, and unit type. These changes are not only visual either, but also changes how characters speak to you. So multiple playthroughs might be spiced up a bit.

The story has you as a new recruit in Marth’s army. While the story follows the original story of the SNES title, there will be a side story dedicated to your character as you progress in the story as well.

Aside from your own hero, other new features including 4 difficulty levels, an addition of a “Casual Mode” so you can play the game without units permanently dying upon death, an online shop, and a in-game plot guide that gives you information on nations, characters, etc.

The title is set to launch on Nintendo DS this July 15th in Japan. We haven’t heard of a NA or EU release yet, but E3 would probably be the place to look.

You can check out some tiny screenshots after the jump.

(Character Details Source: Siliconera)
(Other Details: 1UP)

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4 Responses to “Create Your Own Hero in Fire Emblem: Hero of Light and Shadow”

  1. PK_Koopa says:

    The last time I’ve seen interaction with the player was in the first fire emblem that was released in the UK and I’ve missed it ever since.

  2. fishsauce says:

    I am at loss for words.
    To me, the casual mode seems a little…too casual. But then again, it’ll be great for newcomers to Fire Emblem.

    • Oculin says:

      Yeah I have a friend who wouldn’t play cause of the perma death thing. Maybe he will now.

  3. kevinj2010 says:

    I am excited for this game! I hope it will be better than the 3D games…