Hooked Gamers: Fire Emblem DS Preview

This is the latest entry in the amazing Fire Emblem series, the final English name of which is still to be determined and thus we'll call it Fire Emblem DS. Unlike recent Fire Emblem games, Fire Emblem DS is a remake of the first Fire Emblem, which was released for the Famicom nineteen years ago. Seeing as gamers outside of Japan never got to experience the original, it'll be all new to them. That is, if it sees a worldwide release this time.

Of course, a remake just wouldn't be a remake without a bunch of improvements. In this case, Fire Emblem DS takes advantage of the more powerful DS. Using both of the DS' screens, Fire Emblem DS delivers a far more advanced experience than its original incarnation. The top screen displays character stats, dialogue encounters and battle and cutscene animations, whereas the bottom screen provides the world map and battle and character sprites.

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