So Nintendo has announced that FE1 is finally officially coming to the west onto Nintendo Switch. I've already played and beaten the Japanese version so this doesn't mean much to me, but I'm interested in discussing the technical aspects of it; particularly the variable width font they're using. Since this is romhacking.net, I felt this would be an appropriate place to discuss.
As the trailer shows, they're using a VWF. In a NES game. How do you think they're achieving this? Do you think they hacked the ROM to actually support VWF? Or do you think the text is being patched onto the image on the fly? I'm assuming that they're patching it on the fly because the font doesn't seem to line-up 100% correctly with the pixels, though it's hard to say.
Regardless of how they achieved this, how do you feel about them using a VWF at all? Do you think it clashes with the NES aesthetic?
Anyways, I've played through this game twice and I really enjoyed it, and I'm glad Nintendo is revisiting old games like this.