Fire Emblem Highlighted Thrice in Behind The Voice Acting 2016 Awards

Behind The Voice Actors is a site that not only collects data on the various voice actors for movies and TV shows, but also for video games. If you’re unfamiliar with their site, it’s a pretty informative spot to check out and it’s quite easy to navigate, very much like IMDB and its movie/actor database.

Fans of the more recent Fire Emblem games will be very aware of the presence of voice acting. Awakening was a pretty ground-breaking game in the Fire Emblem franchise for this, as it gave virtually every character some sort of voice direction (whereas Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn only featured some characters, and we won’t look at the Smash Bros games as official Fire Emblem games). This past year, Fire Emblem Fates really pushed the envelope, giving fans some great voice acting along with a pretty popular trio of games to boot.

  

 

The crux of this is to highlight the awards won by several voice actors and actresses in the 6th Annual BTVA 2016 Awards, which this year, included many voices that worked on the games winning awards for other roles, as well as three winners that slated their spots on the top for their Fire Emblem voicework! Of note, Rena Strober, Matthew Mercer and Cam Clarke won in their respective categories, for their performances of Corrin (male), Shigure and Azura in Fire Emblem Fates!

 

Show your support by paying a visit to their respective Twitter accounts (Strober, MercerClarke) and letting them know how you feel. Rena is already a regular on Serenes Forest, but it never hurts to say hello!

Click Read More to see a full breakdown of the 2016 winners, and their roles in Fire Emblem voice acting. *Note, only the three mentioned above won awards for their Fire Emblem performances, but may have also been mentioned or awarded for other roles.

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Heroes: Lloyd’s Grand Hero Battle Revival!

Another Grand Hero Battle Revival has come to Fire Emblem Heroes! This latest Revival features Lloyd: White Wolf, one of the Four Fangs from Blazing Sword.

This GHB Revival brings something new to the table: an added Infernal difficulty mode. Like other Infernal maps, you’ll be in for a difficult fight against even more enemies with higher stats. Should you prevail, you’ll earn yourself another 4★ Lloyd and 2,000 Hero Feathers.

As usual with GHB Revivals, you can also complete a few new quests to get an additional copy of Lloyd as well as some Orbs. Check out the full quest listing below!

Lloyd’s Grand Hero Battle Revival and its associated quests will be available for almost a week, ending on 31 July at 6:59am UTC.

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Echoes: Valentia Out-of-Bounds Video Series

This is a small heads up for those who don’t frequent the forums or the Fire Emblem side of Reddit or Youtube.

Recently I’ve been working on a short video series related to Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, dubbed Valentia Out-of-Bounds.

In the videos, I visit several locations from the game–from Ram Village all the way to Rigel Castle–but beyond the imposed boundaries of the game. Hence the “out-of-bounds”.

If you’re interested in seeing these in-game locations from an entirely different perspective, you’re welcome to take a gander!

For some of the later videos, I’ve even swapped the lead character to shake things up. Like Emperor Rudolf featured in the picture above.

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Heroes: New Banner Stars Heroes with Quick Riposte!

A new skill-based banner is now available in Fire Emblem Heroes! This new summoning focus is Heroes with Quick Riposte.

As you might have guessed, it features all three Heroes that come with the Quick Riposte skill: Subaki, Leo, and Klein. This banner replaces the previous Hone Atk banner.

The new focus will be available until 4 August at 6:59am UTC. As such, you’ll have approximately 10 days to summon these heroes and add them to your team. Best of luck!