Why are the DS Fire Emblems called FE11 and FE12?

#1yoshi006Posted 3/29/2013 3:30:57 PM
Shouldn't Awakening be FE11 instead of 13? This is the first series I've ever seen where remakes are considered part of the main series.
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#2RDS1Posted 3/29/2013 3:32:15 PM
Because they were the eleventh and twelfth games that were released, obviously.
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#3pizzaman95Posted 3/29/2013 3:32:18 PM
It's what IntSys goes with, for some reason.

And I swear I know of another series that counts remakes as part of the main series but I can't remember it.
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#4Sentinel07Posted 3/29/2013 3:32:35 PM
It's just how things turned out. The names just kind of stuck.
#5yoshi006(Topic Creator)Posted 3/29/2013 3:35:34 PM
pizzaman95 posted...
And I swear I know of another series that counts remakes as part of the main series but I can't remember it.


Now I'm curious about what you're thinking of, haha. I've never seen any game series do this until Fire Emblem.
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#6NickTheWizardPosted 3/29/2013 3:37:59 PM
IIRC I think it's because FE3 was a half remake. It was the entire first game plus a new story.
#7emagdnEPosted 3/29/2013 3:39:15 PM
they axed 5 chapters in Mystery Book 1, in addition to some units who were actually in the non-axed chapters
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#8NidtendofreakPosted 3/29/2013 3:39:54 PM
Technically, both FE11 and FE12 added plot. Not much, particularly in FE11's case, but its there. So they weren't strictly remakes I guess?
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#9OrangeCrush980Posted 3/29/2013 3:59:25 PM
The answer is here:

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/fe/few_series.html
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#10ShikiHimePosted 3/29/2013 4:03:34 PM
pizzaman95 posted...
It's what IntSys goes with, for some reason.

And I swear I know of another series that counts remakes as part of the main series but I can't remember it.


Final Fantasy? o-o