When Nintendo puts out their Nintendo Directs, they often make a separate one for each major region of the world they’re operating in—at least one for America, one for Europe, and one for Japan, each of which has slightly different content. Sometimes these differences, however, can hide major reveals that other regions wouldn’t be privy to. That’s what happened last night, as the Fire Emblem Warriors segment of the European Nintendo Direct looks to contain several characters that have not been officially announced yet.

Two characters appeared to have been revealed, and the interesting thing is that one of these matches up with recent rumors of the game’s last batch of fighters, but one of them does not. So, sorry guys, but we’re still unsure about that leak’s legitimacy. That said, the second character is rather obscured from view, so you’ll have to decide for yourself if the common consensus of their identity is accurate or not.

Either way, you can see screenshots from the Direct in the gallery below, the first of which prominently shows a brand new warrior: Caeda, a Pegasus Knight and major character in the original Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. Many have suspected that Caeda would be appearing already, and the recent rumor only bolstered that expectation. As such, it’s no surprise for many to see her present and standing alongside the other fighters. She actually can be seen at the end of the North American trailer too, but she’s much clearer and not obscured by other characters in the European Direct.

The second character is fairly easily overlooked, and we can’t be certain of their identity at this time. But if you look behind Marth in the second image of the gallery, you’ll see what appears to be someone wearing red clothes, with longer, black hair. Many believe this to be Navarre, also from the first Fire Emblem, as this description matches quite well with his more recent redesigns. Navarre does not appear in the rumor, however, and given how obscured he is in the scene, it’s hard to say for sure if this is him. Even if it is, some have noted that he could be an NPC himself, which would explain his appearance in the game but not on the leaked box art.

What do you think of all this? Are you excited to see Caeda joining the battle? Do you think that really is Navarre, or could it be some other character? Does this confirm the leak in your mind, or are you still as uncertain as I am? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Source: Serene’s Forest, NeoGAF

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Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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