Toilet-shaped armor cavs confirmed to be fixed. The designs seem a bit more grounded in realism, which I wholeheartedly approve (same artist confirmed, though). And I’m kinda hyped that an actual manga writer is in charge of the plot (if we’re going all-in on AnimeEmblem, might as well do it right). Gritty CGI sequences of people dying are confirmed, as is Tabletface the Ominous Golem (can he play Temple Run on that thing?). The map -> battle sequence transition is pretty cool, and seeing the real armies in the background is a nice atmospheric effect.
Pair up is confirmed to be back as a gameplay mechanic, as is the avatar (kinda sorta confirmed anyways). IS also might’ve borrowed a mechanic from FE7x: bows appear to have a weapon triangle disadvantage at melee range. Worth keeping an eye out for future footage to see what happens at 2-range. According to Iwata, player decisions regarding character actions will have greater impact than ever before. Hopefully that actually means something cool gameplay-wise. As long as there are no kids from the future, I’ll be okay.
Basically, this better be our reward for the sell-out hackery that was Fire Emblem: Awakening. Biggest confirmation of the reveal: yes, FE13 sold enough copies to save the series.