Good news for Sakura fans! The nendoroid figure of the youngest Hoshidan princess is now available to pre-order from most big Japanese hobby stores–or even directly from Good Smile Company themselves.
First announced way back during Winter WonFes 2017, Sakura is the latest Fire Emblem character to receive the nendoroid treatment–previous characters include Marth, Caeda, Elise and female Corrin.
A detailed review of the Sakura nendoroid can be found at Kahoton’s blog. The figure comes with a stand, three interchangeable face plates (normal, shouting and embarrassed), a staff with an optional healing effect and a dumpling rod.
The figure is priced at 4,800 Yen (with tax included) and is expected to ship from May 2018. Pre-orders close on 9th November 2017, so prospecting buyers have roughly a month to secure this adorable little sister.
It brings me great pleasure to announce that TheVinceKnight is joining the Serenes Forest team as the chief editor of the Fire Emblem Cipher wiki.
In the blink of an eye, it’s been over 2 years since the Cipher card game graced us with its presence. During this time, several capable volunteers have worked tirelessly to keep the Cipher wiki up-to-date, making it one of the greatest Cipher resources on this side of the community.
Among them is TheVinceKnight, who in addition to being one of the mainstays has also been incredibly helpful with recruiting other editors to work on the wiki. So to be honest, his new job will barely be different from what he’s always been doing!
That said, with his higher position, I am hopeful that he can continue to lead the Cipher section to new heights. By the way, if you are interested in contributing to the Cipher wiki, you are more than welcome to send a PM to either me or TheVinceKnight on the forums.
Operation Vinception Begin
It’s 28th September 2017 today, which means Fire Emblem Warriors is now officially out in Japan!
To celebrate the occasion, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have revealed the game’s opening movie. For those concerned, there are next to no spoilers, unless you’ve been actively avoiding the character reveals.
Speaking of, the final playable character (to our knowledge and not counting DLC) has been announced–and rather fittingly, the honour goes to Anna, the series mascot. On this occasion she fights with a bow like in Fates, although she’s a Trickster like in Awakening.
From here, we still have the DLC to look forward to (there’s a glimpse of the Bridal Lucina costume at the end of Anna’s trailer). Plus, of course, the game’s release in Western territories on 20th October 2017.
On the final day of the Tokyo Game Show, Koei Tecmo revealed their plans for the Fire Emblem Warriors DLC.
Currently, three DLC packs are scheduled for release between late 2017 and early 2018 (in Japan).
No concrete details were shared, but if the packs are similar to the ones for Hyrule Warriors (and Legends), we can probably expect to see a few new characters, costumes and maps per pack.
To save money, there is a 3,000 Yen season pass for the 3 DLC packs, which is a saving of 1,200 Yen. Those who buy the season pass will also receive a bonus Bride Lucina costume.
(Screencaps were taken by Azz)
Update: The release dates and pricing for the North American and European versions have been revealed. Please check the links for details.