The latest game in the Fire Emblem series has a familiar face returning. Roy, the hero from Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (The Sealed Sword or The Binding Blade) makes his return as a downloadable character in the Nintendo 3DS game, Fire Emblem: Kakusei (The Awakening).
Looking much different than before, Roy’s grown up appearance has him wearing a tattered red and blue cape, armoured boots, elaborate tunic and a spaulder on the left arm. From the artwork provided, Roy now carries a new sword in his left hand.
Roy last appeared as hidden character in the popular fighter Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube. This game elevated his exposure outside of Japan, where the Fire Emblem saga had never before been published.
Both Roy and Leaf, another character from the games Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, will be available for download starting April 26th, 2012.
No date has been set for a North American launch of Fire Emblem: Kakusei.