Making of Fire Emblem: Gaiden (from APE Guide) – Interview Translation

A user named Hardin on serenesforest.net passed a small interview found in an old guide for Fire Emblem: Gaiden to me to translate in celebration of the game’s 25th anniversary in March.

Specifically, it is from the Ape Encyclopedia Fire Emblem Gaiden, located on pages 131 and 132. It features an interview with Fire Emblem series creator Shouzou Kaga. This interview was conducted a long time ago, before the release of Mystery of the Emblem (FE3, which came out in 1994)

Since then, news of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia came to light, making this more relevant to readers who may be curious. This article was actually written January 19th, soon after the news of the game was released. (Posting was delayed because I wanted Hardin to post it first, as intended, in March).

Continue reading

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

fire-emblem-lords

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.

As you can imagine, the process of doing all this took a lot of time, and I am unemployed…so if you like what I did, then…

Please donate! It helps fund future projects!
(use the button on the top right of the page)

Enjoy!

Continue reading

Toru Narihiro – Interview on Fire Emblem for Wii Translation – FE 25th Anniversary

raredevshot

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 about the never-released Fire Emblem Wii.  This is part of a lengthy interview with series veteran Toru Narihiro where he talks about the period of trial and error between Radiant Dawn and Shadow Dragon. I have been working on translating the greater interview, so this is just an excerpt from it regarding this specific section.

You can see details on the design documents regarding the game that never released here.

As you can imagine, the process of doing all this took a lot of time, and I am unemployed…so if you like what I did, then…

Please donate! It helps fund future projects!

Enjoy!

Continue reading

Fire Emblem Wii (Unreleased) Design Document Translations – FE 25th Anniversary

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 about the never-released Fire Emblem Wii. According to interviews within the book, it was in development after Radiant Dawn (FE10) but was canceled due to the project having no real aim. Below are some design documents from the book. I provide the translated image below, followed by some commentary, and finally the transcript below. The interview regarding this game can be found here.

As you can imagine, the process of doing all this took a lot of time, and I am unemployed…so if you like what I did, then…

Please donate! It helps fund future projects!

Enjoy!

Continue reading