Those who have played through the Fire Emblem series know they can be lengthy. With an average play time ranging between 30 to 40 hours, and completionist play times taking up to 90 hours to complete, the tactical RPG is crammed with a ton of content. So how long does it take to beat Fire Emblem Three Houses, the upcoming Switch entry? While the game isn’t quite out yet, a report has revealed how long to beat Fire Emblem Three Houses.
How Long to Beat Fire Emblem Three Houses | Play time for one house
In Fire Emblem Three Houses, you will choose one of three houses — the Golden Deer, the Black Eagles, or the Blue Lions — to bring under your tutelage as a professor at the Officers Academy. Each house has a leader as well as its own unique group of students who you will teach and fight alongside on the battlefield.
According to an interview from French website JeuxVideo, the game’s director Toshiyuki Kasukihara said that it took him 80 hours to complete just one house’s playthrough. That is, if you don’t skip any of the voiceover or cutscenes.
“To end the game with just one of three houses, it took me 80 hours,” said Kasukihara. “I did not cut vocals or cutscenes, of course.”
How Long to Beat Fire Emblem Three Houses | Play time for all three houses
You may have already done the math in your head. If you want to complete all of Fire Emblem Three Houses, it will take over 200 hours to complete.
“So, if you want to do the three paths,” Kasukihara continued about completing all three houses, “it can take you more than 200 hours.”
It wouldn’t really make much sense to play each house’s scenario if it was essentially a skin swap. However, according to the article, each house’s campaign will have different endings. Beyond that, each house has its own cast of characters to interact and fight alongside with. If that is the case, that is certainly a good reason to see the game through multiple times.