Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia was notable beyond just being a well-received Nintendo 3DS game and entry in the storied Fire Emblem franchise. It featured the series’ first foray into fully dubbed voice acting for the game’s dialogue and cutscenes, save a villager here and there. While this was certainly an increased cost of production, it sounds like the director of series developer Intelligent Systems hopes to include voice acting of this scale in future entries in the series.
After Fire Emblem Echoes released, Italian site multiplayer.it interviewed Intelligent Systems Director Toshiyuki Kusakihara about whether full voice overs will appear in future games in the series. This is what he had to say:
“As for the voice acting, Fire Emblem Echoes is the first title that we have dubbed completely and it wasn’t that easy. In the end, we were satisfied because the fully voiced dialogue can help make characters be better understood, and I hope to repeat the experience for future games.” — Toshiyuki Kusakihara, Intelligent Systems director
Do you think full voice acting for Fire Emblem games shows promise? And given what Kusakihara said, do you think it likely that the Fire Emblem game for Nintendo Switch will feature fully voice acted dialogue and cutscenes? Let us know in the comments below!