A Potential Gap In The Main Timeline Has Been Found By A New Fire Emblem Datamine
Since Fire Emblem Engage launched last week, dataminers have been digging through the game’s files to find undiscovered secrets. One in particular focuses on the codename of the most recent entry and appears to have gained some traction.
Previous datamines have revealed that the development codenames for Fire Emblem games tend to follow a specific pattern. ‘DeathChaos25’, a modder and dataminer, revealed on Twitter that Fire Emblem Engage is internally known as “Iron19.” The fact that the previous mainline game Fire Emblem: Three Houses was codenamed “Iron17” is where things get interesting.
Despite being back-to-back, there is a numbered gap between these significant entries. The mainline series are the only ones with names that follow this convention, so spin-offs have different names. According to rumors, Fire Emblem Warriors “didn’t get this treatment,” and Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has the working title “Seasons.”
Fun fact, Fire Emblem Engage is internally codenamed Iron19.
Three Houses was Iron17.
Make of this info what you will. pic.twitter.com/zghv26pPWQ
— DeathChaos (@DeathChaos25) January 20, 2023
Naturally, this has caused some people to wonder what lies in wait for them between “Iron17” (Three Houses) and “Iron19” (Engage). Remakes of Fire Emblem have been the subject of rumors in the past, and other theories and conjecture on some forums contend that “Iron18” may have been shelved, delayed, or combined with another game. Also keep in mind that a few other Fire Emblem games have been released over the years.
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