While Fire Emblem: Hero of Light and Shadow is a remake of the SNES title with Marth as the main character, it seems he is getting a role change. Instead of Marth being the main character, you are! Or that’s how they want it to be seem at least.
Fire Emblem: Hero of Light and Shadow has players creating their own characters. Players can choose gender, eye color, hair style , face type, and unit type. These changes are not only visual either, but also changes how characters speak to you. So multiple playthroughs might be spiced up a bit.
The story has you as a new recruit in Marth’s army. While the story follows the original story of the SNES title, there will be a side story dedicated to your character as you progress in the story as well.
Aside from your own hero, other new features including 4 difficulty levels, an addition of a “Casual Mode” so you can play the game without units permanently dying upon death, an online shop, and a in-game plot guide that gives you information on nations, characters, etc.
The title is set to launch on Nintendo DS this July 15th in Japan. We haven’t heard of a NA or EU release yet, but E3 would probably be the place to look.
You can check out some tiny screenshots after the jump.