There was a new trailer for Fire Emblem if this morning, and it went for nearly ten minutes. One cool thing it showed was that players have their own castle now that they can expand, explore and hang out in between missions. Another was that inside that castle is a bathhouse.
If you’ve played enough JRPGs, you’ll be familiar with the context: water, steam, towels and character portraits looking blushed.
This is cool! Tactics are all well and good, but the real appeal of Fire Emblem games is getting to know all your characters. Building them a pub then stripping off alongside them is sure to inspire a lot more camaraderie than Awakening’s awkward barracks exchanges.