The Making of Fire Emblem: 25 Years of Development History contains some fun trivia regarding the series. You can find all the information I translated thus far in one place here.
This is a brief post about how Fire Emblem Awakening started as Fire Emblem: Fin. This makes sense, considering the common knowledge of how Fire Emblem Awakening was to be the last Fire Emblem game if it did not sell well (and indeed was referenced in the same interview).
Below shows the concept work. Originally it was called Fire Emblem Fin and went through plenty of names. The shot below shows “Children from the Brink” as one possibility (Literally, it translates to “Children from the End [of time].” The two silhouettes also resemble Ike on the right and…Stefan? It looks like a silhouette of his official Radiant Dawn artwork, at least. Was it going to be in Tellius? Or maybe a game that had people from all over? We’ll never know. It is just a concept work after all, so that wouldn’t really mean much. If one can guess who the silhouette in the bottom left is, (likely from Tellius), then all the better.
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“Fire Emblem: Fin”
Well, if that doesn’t sound absolutely morbid, then I dunno what to tell ya. Geez!
That all said, the concept “visitors who come from a world at the end of time” was definitely a theme in Awakening that’s for sure, with Lucina showing up and such. Unless they really meant something different.
Yep, it was no secret about it being the last! And yeah, exactly, so looks like that idea stuck around.
Well I’m more than happy it wasn’t the last! =)
Same goes for me!
As are many others : ) Now I just hope they go a bit more classic in tone
I’m just dying for Feb because that’s the US release. Trying to get the bundle pre-ordered but seems unlikely =(
Oh you haven’t got the bundle? Darn… hopefully it pops back up on Amazon or Gamestop before release. I heard it sold out pretty fast…
Yeah I was scrimping for money then went as soon as I had it… I’m hoping they pop back up or have extras on release ='(
I see Twilight Princess HD popping back up now and then, so keep an eye on Fire Emblem, I’m sure it will do the same. : )