A mystery, and seemingly cancelled Fire emblem game, may have been leaked. According to the leak in question, there would be a competition between them Fire Emblem Three Houses and Enable fire emblem, the latest main installments in the long-running strategy series. We don’t know what this game is or if it’s still in development, but evidence of its existence has surfaced online, along with evidence that it’s the next game after Three houses.
The leak in question is a data mining leak, which means it has been extracted from official game files. In this case, the files are from Enable fire emblem. According to the files of the new Switch exclusive, it was codenamed Iron19 during development. Why is this remarkable? We will, Fire Emblem Three Houses was codenamed Iron17. What happened to Iron18? Well, that’s the million dollar question.
There is clearly a game missing here, Iron18. That said, this is all we know. What this game is, when it would be released and whether or not it was canned, we don’t know. It has clearly started development before enable fire emblem, so the MIA status suggests it has been cancelled, but this is just speculation. Some have suggested that Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes could have been Iron18, but this codename structure is used for regular games and there is no mention of Iron18 in the files of Three hope. So while this is a reasonable assumption — and while it’s possible — the evidence doesn’t support this theory.
Fun fact, Fire Emblem Engage is internally codenamed Iron19.
Three Houses was Iron17.
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For now, take everything here with a grain of salt as all we have is speculation and unofficial information. So far, neither Intelligent Systems nor Nintendo have commented on this potential leak and the speculation it has sparked. We don’t expect this to change for various reasons, but if it does, we’ll update the story accordingly.
As always, feel free to leave a few comments to let us know what you think. What do you think of this mystery Fire emblem game could be?