More info on the upcoming Fire Emblem spinoff, Fire Emblem Warriors, have been detailed in the latest issue of Famitsu. The Nintendo Switch and New 3DS title will debut original characters Shion and Lian, twin siblings who will serve as main protagonists.

The golden-haired duo will be joined by two more original characters: Darios and Yuana.

Marth from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening have also been confirmed as playable characters. In fact, the entire roster will be largely comprised of characters from those two titles, along with Fire Emblem Fates.

The developer held off on including all Fire Emblem main protagonists because that would have made the roster full of sword-users. Fair enough. But still, it would have been cool to see all the series main protagonists in one game. Like Dissidia: Final Fantasy.

Fire Emblem Warriors will feature character classes and the weapon triangle system. The latter has been a staple in the series since its introduction in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. The inclusion of both features means certain classes will have advantages over specific classes. You will be able to switch characters, allowing you to create mismatches. All of these features adds strategic depth to the gameplay.

Support conversations, another Fire Emblem gameplay mainstay, will also make an appearance in the form of "Bond Conversations." The texts for the conversations will have a lot of variety, containing both serious and humorous exchanges between characters. Developing strong bonds won't result in romantic relationships, though. Which means no marriage for you.

Fire Emblem Warriors is set to arrive this coming fall on Switch and New 3DS. It is a hack-and-slash crossover game currently being developed by Omega Force and Team Ninja, with Fire Emblem main developer Intelligent Systems acting as supervisor.

The game is a joint production by Nintendo and Koei Tecmo, marking the second time the two companies have collaborated to create a spinoff based on a Nintendo intellectual property. Their first collaboration gave birth to Hyrule Warriors, which featured characters from The Legend of Zelda.

Source: Gematsu