Fire Emblem: Three Houses Actor Replaced After Apology for Abusive Behavior

Fire Emblem: Three Houses voice actor Christopher Niosi will be removed from the recently-released Nintendo Switch game after admitting to years' worth of abusive behavior.

Niosi (aka Kirbopher), who voiced the male version of the character Byleth in the game, posted a lengthy apology to Tumblr just over a week ago, titled, "It's time that I apologize to all of the people I've hurt." In the statement, Niosi admitted he had "horribly mistreated and abused friends, colleagues and even my significant others." The main post linked to several other apologizes directed toward specific individuals.

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One admission that likely particularly irked Niosi's employer is when he apologized for an incident in which he bragged about his role in Three Houses prior to the game's release, apparently violating a non-disclosure agreement he had signed with Nintendo. Shortly after Niosi's apology was published, his name was also discovered in the credits for the mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes.

Niosi's name was removed from the credits of Fire Emblem Heroes earlier this week. Furthermore, Nintendo confirmed plans to remove Niosi from Three Houses in an upcoming game update. Niosi's voice-over will be cut and Byleth's lines will be re-recorded by a different voice actor, Zach Aguilar.

"After assessing the situation, we decided to re-record the character's voice-overs in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Fire Emblem Heroes with another actor," Nintendo said in a statement. "The New voice-overs will be included in a future patch."

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses is developed by Intelligent Systems and Koei Tecmo Games. The game is currently available on Nintendo Switch.

(via Eurogamer | Polygon)

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