Fire Emblem E3 (FEE3) is a yearly event held by the Fire Emblem hacking community, running since 2011. Every year, rom hackers and fan game developers showcase their work over the previous year to the wider community.
The event was initially launched in the aftermath of Nintendo's failure to translate Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem for the Nintendo DS. The community feared that official English translation would cease, ending the series in the West. The romhacker Arch believed that if Nintendo would not make new Fire Emblem games, the fanbase would make them. Though translation for Fire Emblem Awakening was soon confirmed, the event continued anyway. From a seven-hour long video in 2011, this year's event will last twenty days, showing off a massive eighty unique projects.
Among the hacks being shown off this year include Pandan's Lengths of Time,
sequel to Vision Quest,
one of the most popular hacks to come out of the community, Knabepicer's Storge,
which allows the player to construct their party at the very beginning of the game before embarking on a quick adventure, and Permafrost's Deity Device,
featuring three "discs" worth of content along with a revamped magic system.
Returning projects include Snakey1 and 1st_lieutenant_noguchi's Legends of Avenir,
where the player can freely customise their character and decide how they would interact with the world, somewhat like a "choose your adventure" book, HyperGammaSpaces' Sacred Echoes
, a demake of Shadows of Valentia to Fire Emblem 8 with mechanics such as Gaiden's magic system faithfully implemented, and Vesly's Pokémblem
, which adapts Pokémon Red and Blue into Fire Emblem 8, with mechanics combining the two together.
Fire Emblem E3 is being supported by Fire Emblem Universe, the main location of the Game Boy Advance's community, and its forum thread can be found here.
All videos are showcased on its channel,
with a new video being uploaded every six hours. The playlist can be accessed here.Relevant Link