We have a new top contender for most popular video game at the moment! The newly released Fire Emblem Engage video game that debuted almost a week ago just surpassed 144,558 units sold, taking it right to the top in sales! It surpassed the long standing leader Pokémon Scarlet & Violet for the first time. The game features a new style of combat for characters completing quests in a fantasy world.
Fire Emblem Engage officially launched on January 20th for its first wave of DLC releases. There are expected to be 3 more waves of releases to follow.
With 43,983 units—which increased to a total of almost 5 million units sold in Japan alone—Pokémon dropped to second place, followed by Splatoon 3 with an extra 16,091 units sold. The majority of the top 10 games were Nintendo Switch titles, with Gran Turismo 7 for the PlayStation 5 taking ninth place with an additional 5,468 units.
Nintendo's website describes the game:
In a war against the Fell Dragon, four kingdoms worked together with heroes from other worlds to seal away this great evil. One-thousand years later, this seal has weakened and the Fell Dragon is about to reawaken. As a Divine Dragon, use rich strategies and robust customization to meet your destiny—to collect 12 Emblem Rings and bring peace back to the Continent of Elyos.
Nintendo also released character names and descriptions on their website. Check them out below!
Known as the Emblem of Beginnings. A hero among heroes, brimming with nobility and charisma. Read enemy's intentions in batle and responds with a flurry of strikes.
Known as the Emblem of Echoes. The princess of a vibrant country, as well as a warrior priestess. Her holy magic is the bane of monsters.
Known as the Emblem of the Holy War. A noble knight with a mighty lineage. Boasts high movement and powerful lance attacks.
Known as the Emblem of Genealogy. A brave prince in whose veins runs the blood of two crusaders. A versatile proficient in axe, sword, and lance.
Known as the Emblem of Binding. A nobleman who excels as a general, brave and intelligent. Endures enemy attacks and cuts a path through with his sword.
Known as the Emblem of Blazing. A virtuoso swordsman from a nomadic tribe that lived in nature. Defeats closeup foes with her sword and distant ones with her bow.
Known as the Emblem of the Sacred. A compassionate princess who takes up her sword for the sake of peace. Her flashing sword shatters her foe's defenses.
Known as the Emblem of Radiance. A famous merenary leader with unparalleled skill in battle. Destorys obstacles with his mighty sword and axe.
Known as the Emblem of Dawn. Bearer of strange healing powers as well as visions of the future. Supports allies with illuminating magic and healing staff.
Known as the Emblem of Awakening. A royal heir who knows anything can change and will not yield to despair. Creates bonds with allies, and pools their strength to attack enemies.
Known as the Emblem of Fates. Someone with an iron will and the blood of First Dragons. Can tap into dragon veins, a magic sleeping in the land.
Known as the Emblem of the Academy. A mercenary who became a teacher. Wields various hero's relics and knows a variety of tactics.
A new overview trailer is available featuring almost nine minutes of gameplay if you want a closer look at Nintendo and Intelligent Systems' latest release. Check it out!
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