Fire Emblem: Three Houses Will Have A Total Playtime Of Above 200 hours

Fire Emblem: Three Houses release date is set for July 26th on the Nintendo Switch. How long will it take you to finish the game though? After an interview at Japan Expo 2019, the director and producer have confirmed that Fire Emblem: Three Houses will take above 200 hours to complete.

As the name suggests, the game has three houses. These houses also serve as three alternative paths through the game. Completing just one of them will take 80 hours. These are the exact words from Toshiyuki Kasuhikara, director of the game:

“To the end the game with just one of the three houses, it took me 80 hours. I did not cut the vocals or cutscenes, of course. So if you want to do the three paths, it can take you more than 200 hours.”

The 200+ hours are just for the base game. We also have the DLC to look forward to.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses will be taking you to a place called Fodlan. Your role is as a professor that chooses to teach in one of the houses. As a teacher, you’ll be leading your students through classic turn-based style combat.

The house you choose will have its own unique personality and path. You obviously end the story by picking and playing through a path.The thing is, every House has its own path with different endings and story-line events. This gives the new Fire Emblem game a layer of replayability.

Each house also has its own unique brand of fighting. The Golden Deer house folk will specialize in bows and arrows. The black eagle are more about axes.

The houses also have different characters to interact with, obviously. Different leaders, new students each time, etc. It will be interesting to see if the game hosts its own NG+ system or not.

Perhaps the completion of one house might lead to newer events in another. Maybe completing all three unlocks a secret 4th ending? Who knows?