When Nintendo puts out their Nintendo Directs, they often make a separate one for each major region of the world they’re operating in—at least one for America, one for Europe, and one for Japan, each of which has slightly different content. Sometimes these differences, however, can hide major reveals that other regions wouldn’t be privy to. That’s what happened last night, as the Fire Emblem Warriors segment of the European Nintendo Direct looks to contain several characters that have not been officially announced yet.
Two characters appeared to have been revealed, and the interesting thing is that one of these matches up with recent rumors of the game’s last batch of fighters, but one of them does not. So, sorry guys, but we’re still unsure about that leak’s legitimacy. That said, the second character is rather obscured from view, so you’ll have to decide for yourself if the common consensus of their identity is accurate or not.
Either way, you can see screenshots from the Direct in the gallery below, the first of which prominently shows a brand new warrior: Caeda, a Pegasus Knight and major character in the original Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. Many have suspected that Caeda would be appearing already, and the recent rumor only bolstered that expectation. As such, it’s no surprise for many to see her present and standing alongside the other fighters. She actually can be seen at the end of the North American trailer too, but she’s much clearer and not obscured by other characters in the European Direct.
The second character is fairly easily overlooked, and we can’t be certain of their identity at this time. But if you look behind Marth in the second image of the gallery, you’ll see what appears to be someone wearing red clothes, with longer, black hair. Many believe this to be Navarre, also from the first Fire Emblem, as this description matches quite well with his more recent redesigns. Navarre does not appear in the rumor, however, and given how obscured he is in the scene, it’s hard to say for sure if this is him. Even if it is, some have noted that he could be an NPC himself, which would explain his appearance in the game but not on the leaked box art.
What do you think of all this? Are you excited to see Caeda joining the battle? Do you think that really is Navarre, or could it be some other character? Does this confirm the leak in your mind, or are you still as uncertain as I am? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!