Fire Emblem Heroes Available Now! (Updated: Not Available for NA Players)

Nintendo's mobile game is starting to roll out around the world. But NA players aren't so lucky.

Time to polish up on your weapons triangle knowledge; Fire Emblem Heroes is now available for iOS and Android on their respective app stores. The game is free to play, but like many mobile games will come with optional in-app purchases.

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Update (2/2/2017, 3:26 PM EST): Fire Emblem Heroes is currently unavailable for North American players. Although it's live in the App Store, it's not available for install. Players can only pre-register at the game for this time. While we don't know why this has happened or when the issue will be resolved, Nintendo is offering 10 free orbs to NA players, which they can redeem by following this link after the game becomes available for install. 

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Announced in the Fire Emblem Direct in mid-January, Fire Emblem Heroes is the first of the numerous Fire Emblem games slated to be released in the coming months. This is Nintendo's second foray into mobile gaming after the well-received Super Mario Run launched for iOS in December.

At present, the game has just started rolling out and coming online in some countries, though there are still some reporting that it's not available in their area. If so, worry not -- it shouldn't be too far behind!

Nintendo has released a short video showing off the gameplay:

We'll be sure to have more information on Fire Emblem Heroes (including guides) in the coming days, so stay tuned.

Looking forward to playing? Still holding out for the more traditional Fire Emblem Echoes to be released later this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Published Feb. 2nd 2017

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