Fire Emblem Fates

Fire Emblem Fates

Digital ReleaseNintendo 3DS
Birthright, Conquest
June 25, 2015 (JP)
February 19, 2016 (NA)
May 20, 2016 (EU)
May 21, 2016 (AU)

July 09, 2015 (JP)
March 10, 2016 (NA)
June 09, 2016 (EU)
June 10, 2016 (AU)
DelistingFebruary 28, 2023 (AU, EU, JP)
March 27, 2023 (NA)
DeveloperIntelligent Systems
Available OnRetail
Nintendo 3DS (Birthright, Conquest) page (Birthright) [Archive] page (Conquest) [Archive]


On July 19, 2022, Nintendo of Japan and Europe announced that Fire Emblem Fates would be delisted on February 28, 2023, ahead of the March 27th Nintendo 3DS eShop shutdown. Nintendo of America did not issue the same notice, instead responding to GoNintendo to confirm that Fire Emblem Fates would remain available in North America until March 27, 2023.

Note: Sales of the game Fire Emblem Fates will end one month earlier, on 28 February 2023. DLC for Fire Emblem Fates, including story paths accessible after the completion of Chapter 6, will still be available until 27 March 2023.

Nintendo Europe Announcement

The reason for the game’s early delisting is to allow players the opportunity to purchase and play the game’s DLC campaigns which can only be accessed after reaching Chapter 6 in-game. Fire Emblem Fates is available physically in all regions; Birthright and Conquest being released as standard editions, and a limited special edition that includes all three campaigns.

About the Game

Your battle. Your future. Your fate.

Two kingdoms are on the brink of war. Whose side will you choose? Torn between two families, you’re an heir of Hoshido, raised by Nohrian royals. If you choose the path of Birthright, you’ll battle the corrupted king of Nohr beside a family of strangers.

You may also choose the path of Conquest, where you must fight to change your misguided kingdom from within. Learn about Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest.

Command warriors with expert precision and forge deep relationships to master this turn-based strategy game. For the first time ever, your customized avatar is the main hero. An army of knights, mages, archers and more are at your command in the most tactical battles in series history. Each unit and weapon has strengths and weaknesses you must consider for every foe you face. Partner allies on the battlefield so they can support each other in combat. Building relationships is key—the closer your allies become, the better they’ll fight together. Their future is at your command, but first you must make the most important decision in the history of Fire Emblem.

  • For the first time in the Fire Emblem™ series, your customized avatar is the main character (Prince or Princess of Hoshido Kingdom)
  • Epic storyline centered on your avatar, forced to choose between bloodline and family who raised you.
  • New “My Castle” area to interact with your allies and build stronger relationships
  • Have StreetPass™ encounters with other players to visit their My Castle
  • Tap in corresponding Fire Emblem amiibo™ figures and Marth, Ike, Lucina, and Robin will appear in your game, ready for you to battle and recruit

Once you choose your path between Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, you will enter a complete gameplay experience with different sets of characters to battle against and ally with. When you want to explore the other path (which is also a complete gameplay experience), you can purchase it at a discounted price in-game, adding an alternate take to the events that transpired between the kingdoms of Nohr and Hoshido.

Please make sure not to purchase both Birthright and Conquest at full price on Nintendo eShop. To purchase the second path at a discounted price, please select the Explore Fates option that appears at the beginning of Chapter Six, or purchase a download code at retail to redeem within the in-game shop Dragon’s Gate.

* The third path—Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation—will bring a conclusion to the saga. In order to play Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation, you must own either the Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or the Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest game. At the beginning of Chapter Six, you can access the in-game shop Dragon’s Gate or select the Explore Fates option to purchase it. Download codes for Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation will also be available at participating retailers.