Toru Narihiro – Interview on development changes during Genealogy of the Holy War – FE 25th Anniversary

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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 post is the development of the fourth title in the series, Genealogy of the Holy War. This is part of a lengthy interview with series veteran Toru Narihiro (sometimes spelled Tohru Narihiro). I have been slowly working on translating the greater interview, so this is just an excerpt from it regarding this specific section. Though it is a little out of order, I hope to start going in order after this one.

VincentASM used excerpts from this interview for his wonderful analysis of FE4 on serenesforest here. Please give it a good read!

For those who have the book, these are excerpts from page 269 & 270.

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Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (FE4) Old Ad Scan / Translation

Today is a simple post and translation regarding an old ad from the Making of Fire Emblem: 25 Years of Development Secrets . It is an old poster for the fourth Fire Emblem
game Genealogy of the Holy War (聖戦の系譜) back when it was known as Inheritors of Light (光のつぐもの).

The scan was provided by VincentASM of serenesforest.net. 

You can find these scans and much more from this book on the compilation post here.

As you can imagine, the process of doing all this (scanning, editing, translating in some cases, etc) took a lot of time, and I am unemployed… so if you like what I did, then…

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Book / Developer Commentary:

Inheritors of the Light <Tentative Title>

This leaflet was released with the announcement of the game that would eventually be named Genealogy of the Holy War. It still has a March release written. (Holy War ended up coming out May 14th, 1996).

Text on the ad itself:

Now, a new legend begins…

The Fire Emblem series continues with its familiar mechanics, but with a story of a brand new group of heroes.
The parents pass on their hopes and dreams to their children… an epic story that crosses two generations begins now…

Raw Japanese text:

<Commentary>

光をつぐもの (仮称)

後に「聖戦の系譜」となる発表当時時にのチラツ。まだ3月と表記されている。(「聖戦」の発売日は1996年5月14日)

<Poster>

新たなる伝説、今ここに・・・

あの「ファイアーエムブレム」シリーズのゲームシステムを継承しながらも、全く新しい英雄たちの伝説。
親から子供へ、その想い受け継がれる・・・2代に渡る壮大なストーリーが今、始まろうとしている。

Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Book Scan/Translation Compilation Post

Fire-Emblem-25th-AnniversaryThis post is a compilation of all my Making of Fire Emblem: 25 Years of Development Secrets related posts in one neat place. Each section you see below has an individual post, too, but this is to make your life easier.

It will be updated every time some new scan or information of interest comes to light!

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