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Fire Emblem: Three Houses For Nintendo Switch Gets Rare Discount

Nintendo Switch exclusives aren't discounted super often, but right now you can get one of the best deals we've seen on the wonderful Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

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First-party Nintendo Switch games often hold their prices for years, so whenever you see a nice discount on a Switch exclusive, you should consider scooping it up. Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which has very rarely been on sale since releasing last July, is currently discounted to $45 at Best Buy as a Deal of the Day (June 1 only). We've seen Three Houses at this price before but never for less.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses was one of GameSpot's favorite games of 2019 and remains one of the best tactical RPGs you can play on Switch. Three Houses builds on the Fire Emblem formula by adding more simulation mechanics and prep work between battles. You play as a teacher who helps hone the skills of the students you recruit, teaching lessons and developing strong bonds through dialogue and other activities. The grid-based combat encounters are as compelling as you'd expect from a Fire Emblem game.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Deal

The main story can take upwards of 50 hours, but completionists can easily double that time. Plus, there's incentive to play through the game leading one of the other houses, as it significantly alters the story. Three Houses also has an expansion pass for $25 that adds four separate pieces of DLC, including new missions, outfits, and even a fourth house and new storyline.

If you're looking for a lengthy role-playing game to sink dozens upon dozens of hours into, Three Houses is a great choice, especially at this price. It earned a 9/10 in GameSpot's Fire Emblem: Three Houses review for its deep strategic combat, interesting characters, and enthralling story.

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"When all was said and done, all I could think about was starting another playthrough," editor Kallie Plagge wrote. "I was curious about the mysteries left unsolved, of course, but I also hoped to undo my mistakes. There were characters I didn't talk to enough, students I didn't recruit, and far more effective ways to train my units. A second playthrough treads familiar ground in the beginning, but after learning and growing so much in the first, it feels fresh, too. That speaks to Three Houses' mechanical complexity and depth as well as the connections it fosters with its characters--and whether you're managing inventories or battlefields, it's the kind of game that's hard to put down, even when it's over."

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