Happy November TOONDISE fans! We’re starting off this month with an announcement!
Several months ago in July, you might remember that we aired our yearly TOONDISE Upfronts Presentation, where we talked about our programming plans for the rest of 2017 and heading into 2018. Feel free to watch it again if you missed out the first time.
Back then, we revealed that we had picked up a pilot for a brand new Fire Emblem series based upon the latest main core title in the franchise. Well, in a bit of news that I’m sure many Fire Emblem fans will be excited about, we are thrilled to announce that we have now officially greenlit the series and will be moving forward with its development and production.
Ever since the early ’90s, Fire Emblem has garnered a cult-like following in both Japanese and western audiences. Its anime-like medieval/renaissance-themed elements, combined with deep thought-provoking stories and unique yet complex characters have proven to be a hit with video game players around the world. Numerous iterations of the franchise have been released by developer Intelligent Systems throughout the past three decades. In the more recent titles, relationships between the in-game characters can even affect the outcome of battles. With many different weapons, characters and ways to achieve victory on the battlefield, it’s clear why the Fire Emblem franchise is considered one of the best in the tactical turn-based role-playing genre.
Development of the new Fire Emblem series will begin at TOONDISE early next year, for a projected 2018 premiere. The first season of this hour-long series will initially consist of 20 episodes, following Scott’s playthrough of the main campaign. Episodes will air weekly. Schedule listings and times will be announced at a future date.