There are far more (and far bigger) maps to explore
When it comes to adapting MMO's for mobile, a lot of franchises need to simplify its content to fit the platform, and Fire Emblem is definitely no exception.
Fire Emblem Heroes for instance features 45 8x6 story maps which, although fine for short skirmishes, fail to deliver on lengthier tactical battles.
Even the addition of 10x8 maps after the game's release are tiny in comparison to some of Langrisser's larger maps, and the sheer quantity (over 300 in total) definitely gives the impression that Langrisser is a far more ambitious project.
More character customisation
One of the most coveted features of any quality RPG is customisation. All RPG's will of course let you choose from a particular class and upgrade your characters as you go, but having a system that allows you to customise your heroes in an almost limitless number of combinations is the holy-grail for all RPG fans. This is where class trees come in to play...
In Fire Emblem Heroes the absence of class trees represents a real missed opportunity for players trying to get the most out of their heroes. For those unaware, class trees are capable of creating an infinite amount of battle combinations for your heroes and its one of the signature features of the Langrisser series that will be making its way to Langrisser Mobile.
One of the biggest perks of class trees is that if you're not happy with a particular path you've chosen for your hero, you can simply step backwards through the class tree - so say if you want to change your hero's path from Magic Knight to High Lord you can do just that without losing any of their abilities.
An original storyline
Fire Emblem Heroes certainly can't be accused of being heavy on plot. In-fact it's pretty thread-bare to say the least; you travel to different worlds to free warriors from an evil empire, and recruit them to your team. That's pretty much it.
Langrisser easily trumps its rival when it comes to story, featuring an original narrative focused around the birth of a new hero whilst set against the vast backdrop of El Sallia. The decisions you make at certain points in the game will affect how the story unfolds and there are plenty of side stories dedicated to the heroes you meet along your journey too.
Long time fans of the series will also be pleased to know that Langrisser Mobile revives several classic battles from past games, such as Escape From the Capital, and The Revived Alhazard.
Deeper combat mechanics
Both Langrisser and Fire Emblem Heroes feature turn-based combat mechanics that follow a fairly straight-forward hierarchy system when it comes to unit strengths and weaknesses; Infantry are strongest against lance soldiers, lance soldiers have the upper-hand over cavalry, and so on.
Langrisser takes this a stage further however, factoring in the terrain that your troops are fighting in. For instance, some units will be stronger at fighting in areas of dense forrest, while others are better suited to fighting in water - so it pays to keep your wits about you and acknowledge your surroundings when it comes to battle.
Another nice feature that Langrisser has over Fire Emblem Heroes is that during battle sequences, you'll actually get to see your individual heroes leading their battalion against the enemy, rather than single units representing an entire army.
Langrisser Mobile is set for release some time in 2019, but those who simply can’t wait to see what’s in store can register at Langrisser Mobile's official website for its Closed Beta test.