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Echoes: Weekend Screenshot Analysis

With so much Fire Emblem-related news lately, it’s very easy to miss some details. Today, we’ll take a deeper look at some recently released screenshots from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

The first batch of screenshots come directly from Nintendo themselves. Uploaded on 22nd March, these screenshots compliment the gameplay information provided in the 21st March press release.

The first three screenshots appear to occur during the new prologue, which explores Alm and Celica’s childhood days before they were torn apart. In the first screenshot, Alm is heading towards Celica.

We’ve seen this grassy field with flowers on multiple occasions. Most notably when Alm and Celica are studying their birthmarks, but also during the difficulty/mode selection. Considering the timing, it’s safe to assume all these events occur close to one another. Read more

Heroes: New Quests and Rewards / Echoes: Official Screenshots

Earlier, Fire Emblem Heroes added a bunch of quests and perks for beginners; on the other side of the spectrum, a set of difficult “Lunatic Challenge” quests have just been added!

These quests last until 7th April at 7.59 AM UTC and provide expert players with a generous 20 Orbs after full completion. While they’re tough for beginners, the quests actually aren’t too hard, especially compared to the later Training Tower quests.

Players who aren’t ready for the Lunatic Challenge don’t need to feel too left out since all players have been gifted with a Log-in Bonus of 10 Orbs, 10 Stamina Potions and 5,000 Hero Feathers for smashing the early Michalis map milestones.

Besides Heroes, we’ve got some new official screenshots of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia, which releases in Japan in a month’s time and in North America, Europe, etc. in two month’s time.

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Echoes: “Two Armies” Trailer Analysis

Yesterday, in addition to announcing a Limited Edition for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Nintendo released a new trailer dubbed “Two Armies”.

Now that the dust has settled somewhat, we’d like to share our detailed analysis of the trailer. Just in case you haven’t been following the community or you missed something.

The trailer opens with two armies preparing to attack. Judging from the location, type of soldiers and time of day, this is likely the same battle we’ve seen in earlier trailers, where Alm leads the Deliverance against Rigel’s forces.

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Heroes: Helping Hand Quests

Complimenting the on-going Starter Support campaign for Fire Emblem Heroes, a set of new beginner-friendly “Helping Hand” quests have been added.

These quests will be available from 21st March to 5th April 2017 at 7.59 AM UTC and reward a total of 12,000 Universal Shards when completed, great for improving low level characters.

Amusingly the Japanese notification screen made a slight blunder, claiming crystals (used to level up Level 20+ characters) could be obtained. An additional notice was put forward, informing users about the mistake.