Cipher: Series 3 Named and Dated

With the 17th September release of Series 2 fast approaching, Nintendo has added some more concrete details about the series after that.

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Series 3, as we discovered in the 2nd live presentation, features characters from Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem Fates: Invisible Kingdom.

Now we know that Series 3 will be arriving in Japan on 10th December 2015, under the name “Twin Blades Towards Hope”.

Unlike previous expansions, this one only includes one starter deck, “Path of Radiance Chapter”, which–as you can imagine–contains a preset deck of Path of Radiance characters.

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Binding Blade added to Japanese Wii U Virtual Console

This news isn’t applicable for most people here, but for the sake of reference…


From 2nd September 2015, Fire Emblem: Binding Blade will be available from the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console.

Binding Blade is notable for being the first game in the series not developed by series creator Shouzou Kaga (who left to form his own company) and the first portable Fire Emblem.

As it happens, it’s also the first Fire Emblem game I played and the game that made me fall in love with the series. (So in a sense, you can thank this game for Serenes Forest’s existence…)

Usability Feedback for Serenes Forest

Today marks the anniversary of the day we launched the new Serenes Forest site.


Although the site underwent some redesigns before then, it was still largely running off my awkwardly copied and pasted HTML code–basically the website equivalent of cardboard cutouts and duct tape.

Last year, thanks to Jyosua, Makaze and others who painstakingly re-structured the site and manually transferred literally thousands of pages (I’d wager around 5000+), we finally had a modern-looking and functioning site.

However evolution never stops and we’re well aware that the new site isn’t perfect. As such, we’re requesting feedback from you–users of our website–to help improve Serenes Forest and your experience of using it.

If you have a forum account and wish to provide feedback, please head on over to this topic, created by Amielleon. Thanks in advance!

(If you don’t have an account, it doesn’t take long to create one. Alternatively, you can leave your feedback in the comments below.)