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Rumour Fire Emblem 18 - screenshots have been leaked (Reddit) (UPDATE: another screenshot leaked, see OP)

UPDATE: Another new screenshot leaked New

Ozzie

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UPDATE: new screenshot

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Red and blue...I legit was not expecting it to be so literal. It's literally Joy con hair, I don't know what to think lmao.
 
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Kenka

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Restera has more details about the characters and some gameplay elements in their thread. I'd suggest you go check it.

With that said, these graphics and character design seem rather bland. Thanks god, it's an early build accoring to the leaker.
 

JR436

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Put in the camp that kinda likes the hair.

If you're gonna go whacky, don't compromise!
 

Pixelknight

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The hair reminds me of the Nahobino from SMTV, it looked cool in motion.

Summoning old heroes as recruits seems pretty cool. Everyone has favourites and you can probably pick and choose yours. I mean, it’s preferable to ‘we’re raising our kids in dimension x so they grow up fast and barely ever see their parents!’ from FE Fates.

The guy with a beard makes me laugh, he looks the same as the others but with a white beard and hair. I’m guessing he’s gonna be like the team grandad but in anime style that just means he’s like, 25 or something. I suspect if I was in a fire emblem game I’d be represented as a liche, a bag of bones in a cloak or something by now.
 

Mbolibombo

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Nintendo Switch has hair

Hope it turns out for all the fans, and considering how well received TH was, I'm sure this one will be. Gust should be a good addition to the FE devs.
 

Zellia

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Not really a fan of the two-tone hair, but maybe it'll look better in motion. I mean, Nahobino was great (but also one colour).
 
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Ozzie

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So it looks like these screenshots are VERY old.

Also, the models look great but unfortunately the artstyle is a big miss for me. They look like Bandai anime models such as Tales of Arise, Code Vein and God Eater. I know FE is anime but at least each character looked almost unique and a distinguishing artstyle such as Kozaki with Awakening/Fates, Hidari with Echoes and heck, even Three Houses looks unique in terms of artstyle.

I'll assume they might be placeholders since it's an old build but still...
 

Pflaumenmus12

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No wonder devs and publishers are afraid of leaks. Everybody shitting on screenshots that are from an old build according to the leaker. People really think that devs just need to push the "nice graphics" button at the start of the development.

The leak itself is interesting because it was said that they used concepts from the cancelled Wii title that was supposed to have a free roaming map, dungeons and towns. Kinda exciting.
 
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Bonejack

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Personally, initial opinion is art design of the chars looks more "anime" than Three Houses, somewhat of a stepback coming from that game and Three Hopes.

But it's Fire Emblem, i will be there day 1 with any potential Collectors Edition.
 

Rin-go

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The first screenshot looks like someone cut out Nahobino and pasted him onto a screenshot from another game. Really noticeable white outlines.
 

Pixelknight

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Personally, initial opinion is art design of the chars looks more "anime" than Three Houses, somewhat of a stepback coming from that game and Three Hopes.

But it's Fire Emblem, i will be there day 1 with any potential Collectors Edition.
I agree- I thought the TH characters were a really nicely designed and written cast, and a breath of fresh air after previous FE games. Whereas these look less interesting/unique. Still, it’s an early build, excited to hear more.
 

Kenka

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@NateDrake, sorry to @ you. But is this in line with what you know about the next FE?
Or is this a completely different project. I would like to hear what is your take about that. Personally, the feeling I get from these screenshots is not too hot.

I am a bit afraid of what you'll answer.
 

MarcelRguez

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Yeah, I too hope they don't go too overboard with the exaggerated designs. Rein it in, guys, you had a good thing going with Three Houses and especially Shadows of Valentia.
 

JR436

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Joycon hair MC notwithstanding, I don't think the characters look too out there - at least when you focus on the fully modeled characters we can see here.

They're essentially just knights in slightly OTT armour. When it comes to FE, that's not particularly against the grain.
 

12cheeper

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Joycon hair MC notwithstanding, I don't think the characters look too out there - at least when you focus on the fully modeled characters we can see here.

They're essentially just knights in slightly OTT armour. When it comes to FE, that's not particularly against the grain.
Yeah,character portraits look pretty alright blurriness aside.Not really sure who is complasining about the armor.Looks like pretty standard paladin armor honestly.It's mostly that technicolor nahobino hair that's the issue.
 

Aostia82

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Everything looks bad. The models, the character design... It's not an unpopular opinion either.
Hopefully, the final game will be better.


I don't see anything erong, model-wise
It won't certainly be all thst different, poligonally speaking, with heavy cell-shaded filter applied

The character design is something different from the tech aspect

This game is supposed to be developed by Gust for technical support on the graphic department

This hopefully will leader to better modeled environments, better image quality, more vibrant world

This has nothing to do with character design, that will be an artistic choice, indipendent from Gust technical support, that is the part being rumored prior to this leaked images
 

Stairouais

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Three houses had good artworks but looked like absolute shit in movement, either one the third person gameplay, or on maps.
I really really hope that they got rid of those really akward reaction shots that popped with crits. (that they somehow used AGAIN in Three Musou)
 

12cheeper

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Three houses had good artworks but looked like absolute shit in movement, either one the third person gameplay, or on maps.
I really really hope that they got rid of those really akward reaction shots that popped with crits. (that they somehow used AGAIN in Three Musou)
They won't.It's become a series staple since Awakening.
 

neil

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Is that Chinese or Japanese text in the screens? I don't see any kana characters anywhere.
 

MarcelRguez

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Joycon hair MC notwithstanding, I don't think the characters look too out there - at least when you focus on the fully modeled characters we can see here.

They're essentially just knights in slightly OTT armour. When it comes to FE, that's not particularly against the grain.
You're right that it's not super out-there by FE's standards, but at least for my taste it's still a bit too much. Part of it is the colors of choice (white, blue and gold), part of it is the ornaments. Then again, these two might be the Jagen/veteran knights of the game, in which case them being more over-the-top than the pre-promoted cast would makes sense.
 

Bonejack

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Hmm, i noticed that in the screen with the rumored lord/avatar character, the red part of the hair has blue streaks, while the blue part has no red streaks.

Maybe the red part is due to some condition the lord/avatar has? Remember Byleth's hair changed too during the timeskip.

So maybe, initially / normally, the lord/avatar has the common blue hair of a FE Lord?
 

karmitt

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Crazy that this happened :O .

botw 2 screenshots wen?

Honestly I’d rather get no screenshots if these are the types that will leak. These aren’t doing the game any favors :x

…they serve to give people further confidence that the game exists I guess?
 

Galgavias

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I honestly can't remember the time a Nintendo game leaked to this extent before reveal. Kinda bonkers.

Definitely waiting to see how this has changed when it's officially revealed before passing judgement, but at first glance not massively interested in a game which focuses on bringing back old characters. We have Heroes for that. Also echo hopes that they do 'reign in' some of the character designs as Three Houses and Shadows of Valentia had some of the best designs since the Tellius games. But yeah, a lot could have changed since these shots were taken, so will wait for the reveal before crystallising my thoughts further.
 

manfromthedam

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Honestly I’d rather get no screenshots if these are the types that will leak. These aren’t doing the game any favors :x

…they serve to give people further confidence that the game exists I guess?
Honestly I was just hoping for someone to post 2 BotW screenshots xD .
 

Bosintang

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The character design is something different from the tech aspect

In the message to which you responded, I used the formulation "supposed to look good". This encompasses both technical and artistic aspects. I dislike both aspects on those screenshots.
 

Ahmed

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Yeah, i don't like how this looks either. Design wise and technical wise. But since these are blurry pictures and supposedly old, I'll wait until I see official images and footage.

I hope we'll get a different character designer. Kurahana is a great artist, but her style doesn't fit with Fire Emblem I feel.
 

Dardan Sandiego

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Main lord design looks weird and garish from the back, the rest is too blurry and presumably in early dev to say. Looks okay I guess, depends on how well defined the character models are. Wonder who the character artist is, doesn’t look like Three Houses to me.
 

Tailzo

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I look forward to a new Fire Emblem. These screens are most likely not final, also they are blurry because they are not direct feed, and may have been saved as compressed jpgs. I have faith the full game will be awesome.
 

Bonejack

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Main lord design looks weird and garish from the back, the rest is too blurry and presumably in early dev to say. Looks okay I guess, depends on how well defined the character models are. Wonder who the character artist is, doesn’t look like Three Houses to me.

Well i was informed yesterday by Oregano that ... Hidari ... has worked with Gust before.
 

Kaka

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Hard to judge blurry screenshots of an old build (remind me of the "let's go Pikachu" leak...many people were all doom and gloom but the game was actually really nice in the end).
Anyway super excited for a new mainline FE. And I love how they went SMT5-crazy with the hair lol.
 
oh no... oh NO. really hoping this is fake. not a knock on the model quality or anything like that, i get that this is from early development footage, but the artstyle is generic in a way that FE has never been before. there's one face shared between all the males and one childlike face shared between all the females. wasn't a huge fan of the three houses designer but her art style was much more distinctive than this and her character designs had a lot more flare whilst still retaining a degree of groundedness... this looks like generic off brand gacha stuff
 

Chijin_08

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I genuinely feel as if the avatar designs have been gradually getting worser on a positive note atleast I can play as a girl again.
 

Amadeus

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I'm not really feeling the art style, it's weird that they didn't work with Kurahana Chinatsu on this one too. Her work on Three Houses was so good. Many people were interested in the game because of the character designs. It's pretty generic here.

Which means Kozaki is only working on Fire Emblem Heroes from now on and Hidari is most likely behind FE4 remake.
 
I think outside of the MC hair, which is a bit garish for my tastes, the character designs we see in full(the 2 knights) look solid, and there and the character sprites in the support screen that shows ranks also look great. Can't make a judgment on the other characters since we hardly can see them, but there are definitely a few that stand out. I get why people would not like it, but it looks good to me
 


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