Cipher S9 Weekly Recap: Magazine Promos + Full Card List

On 22nd June 2016, Series 9 of Fire Emblem Cipher–“Roaring Echoes”–was released. Earlier, we received a wealth of information via the pre-release livestream, so there aren’t that many surprises left.

To begin with, we have details about the upcoming Japanese magazine promos. The August issue of Dengeki Nintendo comes with 2 Alm promo cards, while the August issue of Nintendo Dream includes 2 Celica promo cards. Both magazines are available now.

Secondly, now that Series 9 is out in the wild, the full card list has been added to the official Cipher website. Although the list is in Japanese, you should be able to figure out who’s who by clicking the pictures.

Perhaps the most surprising card is the Necrodragon from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. While there have been “monster” cards in the form of the Awakening‘s Risen Soldiers in Series 8, it’s still a sight to behold. Read more

Heroes: War of the Clerics Voting Gauntlet Coming Soon

Details of the next Fire Emblem Heroes Voting Gauntlet have been officially announced. This time, everyone’s favourite little sisters… ahem, Clerics will be battling for glory.

The gauntlet runs from 27th June 2016 (not long after the scheduled maintenance) until 3rd July 2016. In preparation for the trials ahead, two summoning banners are currently available, featuring all 8 participating Clerics.

In Block A, we have Elise, Sakura, Maria and Lachesis. Meanwhile Block B is home to Lissa, Mist, Clarine and Priscilla. The brackets are as follows:

To shake things up, there are a couple of changes compared to previous gauntlets. Firstly, the disadvantage bonus now increases the less time there is left in the round, for a maximum multiplier of 7.5.

In addition, some quests (to earn Flags) have been slightly changed. Finally, the rewards given to all users for smashing 10 billion points have been decreased to 10 Orbs and 10,000 Universal Crystals.

Echoes: Cipher Companions DLC Out Today!

Today, the final piece of DLC for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is available to download in Japan and the West. (As soon as the eShop updates in each respective region.)

As we’ve reported in the past, Cipher Companions features 2 maps that, together, allow you to recruit the four Cipher mascots to your party: Emma, Randal (formerly known as Lando), Yuzu and Shade.

This is a very interesting turn of events given that the Cipher card game–where these characters come from–is currently only released in Japan and even the English DLC descriptions acknowledge this.

In any case, you can find the new characters’ profiles and detailed breakdown below!

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Heroes: Return of Michalis’s Grand Hero Battle

Starting from today and until 28th June 2016 when a “new day” begins, Fire Emblem Heroes players can re-challenge Michalis: Ambitious King in a Grand Hero Battle.

As usual with repeats, there are some additional quests to make it worthwhile for those who’ve already completed one or both maps. Completion of all quests will net you 3 Orbs and a 3★ Michalis.

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