Heroes: Tempest Trials Mini: Stepping into the New Year is Now Available!

It’s time for another short Tempest Trials in Fire Emblem Heroes! Tempest Trials Mini: Stepping into the New Year begins today and will last for the next week.

Masked Marth seems to keep interrupting various festivals. Concerned, she reaches out to her newest heroes, hoping they’ll be ready for battle…

When you’re ready to dive in, head to the Tempest Trials button in the upper left of the Battle screen. The opening page contains all pertinent info, including links to start a stage or view your rewards. The final map this time around is based on the Endgame map of Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, and Takumi is the final boss.

As this is a “Mini” Tempest Trials, the rewards structure is slightly different from usual. You can still earn the same amount of rewards as before, but with fewer total points needed; the max reward is reached at only 50,000 points. Here are some of the reward highlights:

  • Units: 4★ New Years Corrin at 1,000 and 5★ New Years Corrin at 15,000.
  • Sacred Seals: Seal Attack 1 at 6,000, Def Ploy 1 at 10,000, Quick Riposte 1 at 20,000.
  • Wind Blessing at 12,500.

As usual, you can also earn a large amount of Orbs, and also some smaller prizes such as Shards, Crystals, Hero Feathers, and Sacred Coins. Daily Quests are also back for Refining Stones and Stamina Potions, as well as more Crystals and Hero Feathers.

Tempest Trials Mini: Stepping into the New Year will end on 23 January at 6:59am UTC.

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Berwick Saga – Beta Translation available and Stream this evening

Berwick Saga Beta Patch Available!

Serenes Forest users Aethin and Lightgazer have been hard at work over the past year to create an English translation patch to Berwick Saga, a game in the TearRing Saga series created by Fire Emblem creator Shouzou Kaga after his departure from Intelligent Systems in 2000. Despite not officially being part of the Fire Emblem series, Berwick Saga and its predecessor TearRing Saga are generally included as honorary members of the series due to their gameplay similarities and their connection through Shouzou Kaga.

Berwick Saga was released in December 2005 for the PlayStation 2, though it has received relatively little attention in the West due to the lack of a translation. Working off the tools created by the Chinese community for their fan translation, Lightgazer created new programs that have facilitated editing of the game’s images and text. The project is far from complete (Aethin says roughly one-fifth of the game’s text is finished), but this patch is intended to showcase what the project is capable of. No release date has been set for the full patch, but Aethin and Lightgazer are hard at work completing the patch. To show off the new translation, Aethin and LordRaven are hosting a stream on LordRaven’s twitch (http://twitch.tv/lraven17) starting today at 5:30 PM EST.

The patch can be found in the first post of this thread on the forums. Aethin has specifically requested that players of the beta patch read the FAQ and list of known issues with the patch before reporting bugs or errors. Please check there for further details. Patch Credits: Translator: Aethin
Programmer: Lightgazer
Special Thanks: – the Chinese FE community, for sharing their tools, and members of the /r/fireemblem discord, for development feedback


Heroes: Grand Hero Battle: Oliver is Live!

A brand new Grand Hero Battle is now available in Fire Emblem Heroes! You can challenge Grand Hero Battle: Oliver in the Special Maps menu. Check out his skills and abilities at the bottom of the article.

Oliver’s GHB is available in three different difficulty modes: Hard, Lunatic, and Infernal. Beat all three maps to earn one 3★ copy and two 4★ copies of Oliver, plus 2,000 Hero Feathers! The map below shows the layout and enemy placement for the Infernal battle. The map includes the new Trenches introduced in Update 2.1.

Grand Hero Battle: Oliver will be available for a little over a week, ending on 23 January at 6:59am UTC.

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Heroes: Tempest Trials Mini: Stepping into the New Year Summoning Focus & Details!

Another bite-sized Tempest Trials is coming to Fire Emblem Heroes! Tempest Trials Mini: Stepping into the New Year is coming next week. As preparation, you can try your luck at the associated Summoning Focus to snag up 5★ versions of the Hoshidan siblings Ryoma, Hinoka, and Sakura.

As expected, all three of these units will be Bonus Allies in the upcoming Tempest Trials Mini. Each of them, along with Alfonse, gives a 20% bonus to your final score. The 40% Bonus Allies are the seasonal New Years heroes: Takumi, Camilla, Azura, and M!Corrin.

New Years M!Corrin may not be available in the Happy New Year! banner, but everyone will be able to get their hands on him soon. As expected, M!Corrin will be the hero prize in this Tempest Trials Mini! Since this is the smaller version of the Trials, you can get his 5★ version at only 15,000 points. You can also see a Wind Blessing at 12,500.

Tempest Trials Mini: Stepping into the New Year begins on Tuesday, 14 January and runs for one week, ending on the 23rd.