Fire Emblem fans have had a good dinner these days, between the constant rumors of a new entry in the long-running series of tactical RPGs and the recent release of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. The new game is a spin-off of the last mainline entry, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, but with hack-and-slash gameplay more in line with other Warriors games.
So while that should be enough to thwart anyone waiting for these rumors to become official, we can understand if you’re still craving even more Fire Emblem or Warriors action in the here and now. That’s why we’ve put together this list of similar games to help satisfy those cravings.
seven Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Most people who play Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes probably do so after playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses before. But if you’re one of those who haven’t, allow us to encourage you to do so right away.
It’s not just because most of your enjoyment of Three Hopes depends on your familiarity with the characters from the main game, but because the game itself is, quite simply, a joy to play. It mixes traditional tactical gameplay from past titles with a social aspect that adds even more depth to its overall narrative.
6 Hyrule Warriors
The first of two Warriors games based on The Legend of Zelda, Hyrule Warriors was released for the Wii U in 2014. A port dubbed Hyrule Warriors Legends followed for the 3DS in 2016 while a Definitive Edition was later released for the Nintendo Switch. in 2018.
Unlike Age of Calamity which centered around the events and characters depicted in Breath of the Wild, this one serves as a celebration of the entire Zelda series, featuring multiple characters from all games. This plays into the game’s free-form structure with less emphasis on the story in favor of completing various gameplay challenges.
5 Samurai Warriors 5
Releasing on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2021, Samurai Warriors 5 is another hack and slash game from Omega Force. It serves as a reboot of the Samurai Warriors sub-series, with a revamped visual style inspired by traditional Japanese paintings.
Along with sporting a fresh coat of paint, the new game also introduces new gameplay mechanics like Ultimate Skills and Hyper Attacks. But its core Musou gameplay, where you fight against hundreds of enemies at once, remains familiar to fans of the original games.
4 Dynasty Warriors 9
The series that spawned the Warriors franchise received its ninth mainline entry in 2018. Developed by Omega Force for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, Dynasty Warriors 9 is notably the first game in the series to include an open-world environment.
Players can freely traverse its recreation of China on foot or on horseback and take on enemy fortifications that can be infiltrated using stealth or brute force. The game received an expansion dubbed Dynasty Warriors 9: Empire which placed more emphasis on stealth and ditched the open world for a more streamlined campaign and stages.
3 Fire Emblem Warriors
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes isn’t the first crossover between the Fire Emblem and Warriors series, as that distinction goes to the original Fire Emblem Warriors. Released in 2017 for the Switch and New Nintendo 3DS, the game features characters from past Fire Emblem titles as they band together to defeat an invading force of monsters.
Much like Three Hopes, the game incorporates elements of traditional Fire Emblem games, such as the ability to issue commands to multiple units on the battlefield, or forge a bond between characters to unlock hidden dialogue. But it’s still focused on fighting mobs of enemies at once using your selected character like most Warriors games.
2 Persona 5 Strikers
Persona 5 Strikers is a sequel to the critically acclaimed JRPG, Persona 5. It was developed by Omega Force in conjunction with Atlus, and it blends in the hack-and-slash gameplay style of the first with the social aspects and… characters of the world created by the latter.
Players take control of Joker as he once again leads the Phantom Thieves into battle against the shadows using their characters. The game shares the same striking visual style and presentation as its predecessor, ensuring Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal fans will feel right at home.
1 Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Billed as a prequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is the second Zelda game to crossover with the Warriors franchise. It was released in 2020 and immediately sold over three million copies in its first four days of release.
Most of this was of course due to the hype for Breath of the Wild and its upcoming sequel. But the game itself still serves as the best of both worlds, bringing in characters from the beloved Zelda game, along with its dynamic cel-shaded art style, while still remaining a Musou game at its core. All of this would ensure that it would not only become their most successful crossover, but also the best-selling game in the entire Warriors franchise.
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