Fire Emblem Engage arrived on the scene last week and, as usual, data miners have been digging through the game’s files to uncover hidden secrets. One, in particular, which seems to have gained some traction, focuses on the codename of the latest entry.
Based on past datamines, Fire Emblem games are known to follow a certain pattern when it comes to their development codenames. As explained by mud and dataminer’DeathChaos25on Twitter, Fire Emblem Engage is coded internally as “Iron19”. Where it gets interesting is the fact that the previous main game Fire Emblem: Three Houses is codenamed “Iron17”.
There’s a numbered gap between these big entries, even though they’re back-to-back. This naming convention too only applies to the main sequence, spin-offs have different code names. Fire Emblem Warriors “didn’t get this treatment” and Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes apparently did codename “Seasons”.
Naturally, this has raised some questions about what comes between “Iron17” (Three Houses) and “Iron19” (Engage). There have been rumors of Fire Emblem remakes in the past, and other theories and speculation on certain forums claim that “Iron18” might have been canceled, delayed, or merged with another title. And remember, there have been a few other Fire Emblem games released over the years as well.