Money to burn, heroes to earn.
First released back in February 2017, Fire Emblem Heroes was a mobile application that took the world by storm. Based on a less popular series but using a gacha model, it swiftly became more popular than Super Mario Run and Miitopia combined. Now five years down the line, the game is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary and the main story is now part way through Book VI.
Having remained popular all these years as Nintendo’s best performing mobile game, new information from Sensor Tower has revealed that the application has almost amassed a total of $1 billion in revenue, with the numbers currently putting the game at $959 million. Of those numbers, the majority of the game’s revenue comes from Japan, where the game has grossed $523 million and $308 million in the US.
To really demonstrate how well Fire Emblem Heroes has performed, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is the second best performing Nintendo game on mobile devices, grossing $267 million worldwide, whereas Mario Kart Tour sits at $259 million.
For those who prefer to play their Fire Emblem games on a Nintendo platform, however, both Fire Emblem Warriors and Fire Emblem: Three Houses are available now on Nintendo Switch.
About Fire Emblem Heroes:
Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes’ skills, and take them to new heights. This is your adventure—a Fire Emblem that’s like nothing you’ve seen before!
This application is free to download and offers some optional in-app purchases.
An epic quest – A world with two kingdoms: the Emblian Empire, which wishes to rule all worlds, and the Askran Kingdom, which stands in its way. You are a summoner with the special ability to call upon legendary Heroes from different Fire Emblem worlds. In order to save the Kingdom of Askr from destruction, join the Order of Heroes and face a never-ending challenge.
Intense battles – Take part in strategic turn-based battles streamlined for on-the-go play with maps that fit in the palm of your hand! You’ll need to think hard about the advantages and disadvantages of each Hero’s weapon—and even evaluate the map itself as you battle. Lead your army with easy touch and drag controls, including the ability to attack by simply swiping an ally over an enemy.
Original characters meet legendary Heroes – The game features numerous Hero characters from the Fire Emblem series and a few brand-new Heroes created by artist Yusuke Kozaki, known for his work on Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates. Some Heroes will fight at your side as allies, while others may stand in your way as fierce enemies to be defeated and added to your army.
Many modes let you play again and again – In addition to the main story, there are many other modes where you can strengthen your allies, compete against other players, and more. Also, free and timely updates will continue to add new Hero characters, content, and other surprises to keep you engrossed with hours of additional gameplay.
- Story Maps: The story brings together new Hero characters along with familiar faces from the Fire Emblem series. Lead your army to victory to save the Kingdom of Askr.
- Training Tower: Engage in battle scenarios of varying difficulty that you can play over and over to earn rewards and experience (EXP) for your allies. Each time you take on these maps, the enemies and terrain change to offer a new challenge.
- Arena Duels: Fight against your rivals around the world. Your high score and ranking will determine your rewards—items that can increase your Heroes’ abilities.
- Hero Battles: Under Special Maps, discover various battle scenarios that are available for a limited time. Defeat the Heroes who oppose you to convince them to join you as an ally.
Battle together with your favorite Heroes, watch them grow, and enjoy an all-new adventure that opens up a path to the future.