Zelda and Fire Emblem Crossover?

IGN recently published an article where they talk about Nintendo crossovers they want to happen. Not surprisingly, The Legend of Zelda appears in the first crossover possibility and is paired with an lesser-known series: Fire Emblem. The author goes on to explain that Zelda and Fire Emblem joining forces is very unlikely, which is probably true. Fire Emblem has existed since 1990 but hasn’t always been in Nintendo’s star lineup while Link has been one of Nintendo’s icons since the infancy of the video game industry. The two long-running franchises have both appeared in the Super Smash Bros. games and share a fantasy setting, but why are they so compatible?

An amazing open world puzzle RPG could be created by combining the two titles. A mixture of Zelda’s mechanics and Fire Emblem’s rich, expansive and breath-taking world sounds pretty sensational, right? Well, here’s what IGN thinks of a Zelda/Fire Emblem team-up. Make the jump to view a snippet of IGN’s article!

So in celebration of crossover fever (and in hopes that a cure isn’t found anytime soon), here are a handful of Nintendo crossovers that just have to happen… as well as one that probably never should. And no, we’re not talking the Super Smash Bros. character roster or yet another sports game – these are the crossovers we’d like to see in full-fledged adventures. Take a look, and don’t forget to share your own dream match-ups in the comments section at the bottom of the page when you’re done.

The Legend of Zelda and Fire Emblem

The Legend of Zelda and Fire Emblem are easily two of Nintendo’s most epic franchises – and seriously, how amazing would it be to see those kingdoms clash? To join the great land of Hyrule and perhaps Marth’s kingdom of Altea in a strategy RPG/adventure hybrid would be the stuff of dreams. Hylian enemies, bosses and equipable items could supplement the more dramatic, character-based world of Fire Emblem, with gameplay that blends tactical strategy, dungeon puzzles and free-roaming action. Come to think of it, it may look something like what one talented Zelda fan dreamed up last year…

Something like this Hyrule: Total War fan mod, perhaps?

Granted, this crossover (much like all the ones below) is pretty much entirely unlikely… but then, we would have said the same thing about Pokemon and Nobunaga’s Ambition. The lesson? Never say never.

What do you think of IGN’s article? Do you believe Zelda and Fire Emblem would make a good crossover experience? Feel free to tell us in the comments below.

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