A new series of Special Maps is now available in Fire Emblem Heroes! The Yamada Kotaro Challenge pits you up against heroes based on those trained by Yamada Kotaro, similar to the earlier Kozaki Yusuke Challenge. Unlike that previous challenge, Kotaro’s units now make full use of Skill Inheritance.
Yamada Kotaro’s illustration work with Fire Emblem started with Hasha no Tsurugi, a spin-off manga to Binding Blade. He is also a prolific artist for Fire Emblem Cipher, and appeared at a number of livestreams and events. For Heroes, he has illustrated Lyn, Narcian, and Bride Lyn.
The Yamada Kotaro Challenge consists of five maps available at two difficulties. Each map completion earns you one Orb for a grand total of 10 Orbs! The maps also include a series of quests. You can see a full breakdown of all quests below. The maps and their quests will be available until 25 July at 6:59am UTC.
Additionally, @FE_Heroes_JP has announced that Berkut from Fire Emblem Echoes will star in the next Grand Hero Battle! We don’t yet know what he will be like as a unit, but the twitter account did share his official Heroes artwork. The GHB is scheduled to begin next week.
Finally, a new series of Daily Quests has arrived to replace the weekly Arena quests. These short quests restart each day and give you some Shards, Crystals, and Feathers for completing simple tasks. You can see the full breakdown of the starting quests below. Likely the colours of the Shards and Crystals will change each day.
A new Summoning Focus is now available in Fire Emblem Heroes! The Heroes with Hone Atk Focus features, unsurprisingly, heroes that come with the Hone Atk skill.
Although quite a few heroes come with Hone Atk, only three appear in this banner. Do your best to roll for 5★ versions of Female Corrin, Sanaki, and Nino!
The Heroes with Hone Atk Summoning Focus will be available for two weeks until 24 July at 6:59am UTC.
Right now, Fire Emblem Cipher is touring Japan with the “Go! Go! Summer Tour!” event. However, it won’t be long before attention turns to the next upcoming release, Series 10, which will be released on 21 September this year!
Entitled Crossroads, based on the Roman numeral X for ten, S10 will be our first four-colour set! It will also be the first set dedicated to characters from Thracia 776 and Fire Emblem Heroes. We’ll also see a return to characters from both Nohr and Hoshido in Fire Emblem Fates.
S10 was formally announced during the S8 prerelease livestream, and since then we’ve gotten a few sneak previews of some art and cards for the set. Take a look below for everything we know about the set so far, as well as information for pre-ordering cards.
The next Tempest Trials have arrived in Fire Emblem Heroes!
Tempest Trials: Resonating Fangs is based around the newest game, Fire Emblem Echoes. Choose your strongest heroes to beat a series of Echoes-inspired maps and claim new rewards, including 4★ and 5★ versions of Tobin, and two new Sacred Seals: Resistance +1 and Phantom Spd 1.
The final map in each Trial is a new map also from Echoes and features Celica as the recurring boss.
In addition to the point-based rewards, there are also daily quests for the event. Complete Trials every day to earn yourself Stamina Potions, Universal Crystals, and Hero Feathers. You can find a full breakdown of the quests below.
Tempest Trials: Resonating Fangs will be around for two weeks until 21 July at 6:59am UTC. The Tempest Trials banner will also end at that time.