Saturday, July 27, 2019

Fire Emblem Actor Removed After Controversy

Following allegations of harassment, Fire Emblem: Three Houses actor name is removed from credits and is replaced.

Only days after launching on Nintendo Switch, tactical role-playing game Fire Emblem: Three Houses is already receiving immense praise from critics and fans alike that easily makes it one of the best reviewed games of 2019 so far.

However, controversy followed suit when recently when one of its voice actor, Christopher Niosi came under fire for violating a non-disclosure agreement before it launched on July 26 by discussing his role and got replaced.

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Fire Emblem Actor Removed After Controversy

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Nintendo decided to remove Niosi afterwards when accusations of abuse starts coming to light by his former friends and girlfriends, followed by a confessional post on social media site Tumblr where he apologized for his past actions.

Earlier this week, he was removed from Fire Emblem Heroes, mobile spin-off game from Fire Emblem series and is replaced by Zach Aguilar. Nintendo of America revealed that Niosi will be replaced in Three Houses in a forthcoming update.

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In an official statement released recently, Nintendo confirmed of re-recording his lines with another voice actor.

After assessing the situation, we decided to re-record the character's voiceovers in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Fire Emblem Heroes with another actor. The new voiceovers will be included in a future patch.

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Chris Niosi has been doing voice works for TV shows like OK KO! and video games such as MapleStory 2, Octopath Traveler and SMITE. He also served as an animator on indie platformer A Hat in Time and fighting game Skullgirls.

Controversial voice actor Niosi lend his talent for one of the lead characters, Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses but has relatively limited amount of dialogues. With 87 score on Metacritic, the game easily is one of top ten titles of 2019 right now.