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Heroes: “Feud of the Fangs” Tempest Trials+ Now Live!

The latest Tempest Trials+ event is now active in Fire Emblem Heroes. “Feud of the Fangs” is themed around the Black Fang organisation from Blazing Blade and runs until the rollover on 26th June 2018.

As a reminder, here are the Bonus Heroes again:

If you were lucky to obtain a new Hero from the Scattered Fangs banner, give yourself a pat on the back. Otherwise, there’s still time (although not a lot) to nab Linus from his Grand Hero Battle.

Failing that, Canas is himself a reward from this Tempest Trial and you can always count on the original Nino to do her best!

The story follows after Lloyd was defeated, echoing the events of “Four-Fanged Offense” in Blazing Blade. Except, Linus and his allies have a chance to exact revenge on the villain, who turns out to be Ursula this time.

The maps that appear in this Tempest Trial are from World of Blazing, Blazing Shadows and Love Abounds. Meanwhile the final map is based on the Dragon’s Gate, similar to an earlier Tempest Trial.

(An example of the final battle, based on Lunatic difficulty.)

As usual, you’ve got 10 days to build up your score. Here are the score-based rewards you can obtain:

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Three Houses: E3 2018 Trailer Analysis

After a year and a half of waiting, Nintendo finally removed the curtains from their Switch Fire Emblem title, now officially known as Fire Emblem: Three Houses, during their E3 2018 Nintendo Direct

It’s been almost that long since I last dusted off my magnifying glass, so without further ado, here’s my analysis of the reveal trailer plus other promotional materials!

First things first, over in Japan, the game is instead known as Fire Emblem Fūkasetsugetsu, which can be read as Fire Emblem Four Seasons, but it means a whole lot more than that.

The subtitle is poetic and evokes the wonders of the four seasons: the winds of Summer, flowers of Spring, snows of Winter and the moon of Autumn. It also has romantic allusions and can refer to a love affair.

Either way, it seems like the three houses–presumably noble houses or even individual nations–will be very important. Perhaps romance will also play a key role, similar to Genealogy of the Holy War?

Speaking of nations, the very first thing we’re shown is the game’s world map. This map is reminiscent of previous Fire Emblem maps, but does not appear to be a world we’ve seen before. Read more

Echoes: Drama CD “Foreign Skies; Daybreak Forest” Announced

A year after the game’s release, a new drama CD for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, dubbed “Foreign Skies; Daybreak Forest”, will be released in Japan on 17th August 2018.

Fire Emblem isn’t new when it comes to drama CDs, with Awakening and Fates receiving a bunch of them. For those unsure, drama CDs are basically audio CDs and they usually feature side stories.

Here’s the translated description from the drama CD’s official site.

Valentia Year 401

Chancellor Desaix has been defeated and Zofia Castle has been reclaimed.

The Deliverance led by Alm crushed General Berkut at Rigel’s borders and has started to advance into the Rigelian Empire.

As the march into enemy territory is progressing smoothly, trouble breaks out within the Kingdom of Zofia.

Clive, a key member of the Deliverance, sorties a part of the Deliverance to resolve the situation.

During the march, Alm discovers a village that has been converted into an imperial base, and prompted by Lukas, must make a terrible decision whether to burn down the village—

As soon as Alm entered the empire, somebody was waiting for him to step foot in Rigel Forest…

Authored by the development staff, an original story encompassing a whopping 90 minutes! Alm’s inner conflict, Lukas’s anger, Forsyth’s anguish, Python’s chivalry, and Faye and Silque’s girl talk!? This is an original drama CD that occurs during Act 4, when the Deliverance spend several days in Rigel Forest.

The bonus track “The Voice Calling for You” is a vocal track included for the first time! This previously unheard song that tells another ending will soon come to light…!

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Vestaria Saga I English Translation Planned for Summer + Gaiden Details

Since last year, it’s been relatively quiet on the Vestaria front. A few days ago, the Twitter account for the Vestaria series revealed that the official English translation of Vestaria Saga I is planning to release this Summer.


The tentative title screen for Zeid’s Gaiden. It’s quite popular already!

Note: All images belong to S_Kaga and Vestaria Project.

In addition, progress towards the two Gaiden games is going smoothly. Originally, Zeid’s Gaiden, “Silverbirch’s Sacred Sword”, was also planned for a Summer release. However, there has been a lot more work than anticipated, so it’s expected to slip into 2019.

While we’re waiting, here’s some information related to Zeid’s Gaiden that S_Kaga shared with us around late 2017.


Karajan is one of many disposable characters.

Firstly, there will be “disposable characters” introduced into the game. Previously, many SRPGs (including Vestaria) have a heavy focus on characters, which can make them awkward to play as players are often forced to reset when a valuable character dies.

This time, playable characters will be divided into normal characters (the returning characters from Vestaria Saga I + new important characters) and disposable characters. Disposable characters can be identified by a personal skill (seemingly an exclamation mark).

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