One of the most popular non-playable characters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses has gained some love from hackers, and he has become quite a useful character thanks to a recent exploit from a community member. Fire Emblem: Three Houses is not a game many people think of when discussing hackable titles, as its community is not exactly robust in terms of modding or exploits, as is often the case with Nintendo Switch titles.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses is one of the best reviewed titles of 2019, a game that has helped stop the switch's already exclusive library. Although the Fire Emblem series is well known for its tactical battles and war stories, Three Houses switch things up by introducing several social simulation elements that will be familiar to those who have played Persona game. However, while Fire Emblem: Three Houses is new in that genre, the game acts on it in such a way that it immediately appears as one of the best features of the new title. Due to the social sim gradation, fans have also become more invested in the wide range of supporting characters, although they are never added to the protagonist's party through narrative beats or Fire Emblem: Three Houses recruitment system.
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Of the supporting characters, Garegg Mach Gatekeeper is one of the most popular. On Twitter a Fire Emblem Christo "Cirosan" Brittain uploaded videos of Gatekeeper and Death Knight as playable characters. Brittain achieved this with the help of an editor to save the game, according to an interview with the hacker from Kotaku and claims that the characters had their own stats preset in the game – including a whopping 99 charm stat for Gatekeeper, which makes by far the highest in the game. It's almost as if the developers were fully aware of how much the bit character was.
Perhaps more entertaining is the fact that according to the game Gatekeeper is 1 cm high. Fans may have to adapt how they draw him into fan art, a popular pastime for Fire Emblem: Three Houses community members thanks to the huge popularity of the character. Unfortunately, the hack still can't make Gatekeeper one of Fire Emblem: Three Houses romantic alternatives.
Given how cumbersome hacking on the Nintendo Switch can be, there are not likely many Fire Emblem will add Gatekeeper to their games, although he is probably the most requested non-recruiting character since launch. The fact that there is an alternative to it – and that he mysteriously has such a high charm – is rewarding knowledge in his own right, and should make fans of Fire Emblem: Three Houses happy that the developer seems new how wonderful the character was before being released.
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Source: CirosanCB / Twitter (via Kotaku)
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