In just over a week, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is set to arrive in the West. To keep you occupied for a bit, here’s a recap of this week’s videos and trailers in case you missed them.
Firstly, GameXplain has uploaded two new videos of the English version, including 45 minutes of gameplay from Act 2–the start of Celica’s journey.
We see Celica leaving the Priory on her journey to the Temple of Mila, along with her close friends Mae and Boey (and Genny if you choose to drag her along), and the footage ends after the first sea battle.
Of note, Dracozombies have apparently been renamed to “Necrodragons”, which is neat, although the timing is a bit odd. Similarly, the villainous Dach who’s seized control of Zofia’s seas is now “Barth” (not to be confused Barthe from Binding Blade).
Note: Past here, there are some mild lore spoilers.
Less than two weeks remain until Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia launches in the West. Just in case you missed it, here’s a recap of some merchandise-related news that’s been floating about lately.
In the latest Nintendo Minute video, hosts Kit and Krysta do the honours of unboxing the North American Limited Edition. Interesting if you can’t wait to see the contents of your own; a bit melancholic if you wanted one, but they all sold out.
We didn’t want to spoil the surprise too much, so we skipped ahead to see if there was an answer to the big question some fans have been wondering about–indeed, the reversible cover features the original cover artwork from Fire Emblem Gaiden!
Moving on, for those of you in North America or Canada, Gamestop and EB Games are giving away a spectacular-looking “Warring Gods” chrome print if you purchase the standard edition and any DLC pack.
Following yesterday’s DLC details for the Japanese version of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the updated English official website has delivered plans for DLC in the West.
First, let’s start with the good news. After the disappointing way that Fates’s DLC “ended”, it appears we’ll be receiving all 22 DLC that Japan is getting. This even extends to the Cipher collaboration DLC, which is very surprising.
(While the North American website hasn’t revealed that the Cipher DLC is coming, the UK/European website is a lot more open about it.)
The bad news is that the DLC isn’t… cheap, but we suspect most of you expected that much. That said, if you want to save money, there will be season pass that costs 44.99 USD/63.49 CAD/39.99 GBP/44.99 EUR, saving you 30%.
Fortunately, there will be weekly free DLC in the form of “Mila’s Bounty”, which provide access to rare and exclusive items.
Anyway, we already covered the DLC in depth not long ago, but if you’re interested to see how it compares to the Japanese DLC, carry on reading!
Today, the Japanese official website for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia updated with new information about the tentative Series 2 and 3 DLC.
As it happens, Series 2–dubbed “Heroes’ Challenge”–is available to purchase now. Whereas Series 1 was geared towards early-game, the maps in this series will benefit those who’ve reached mid-game or beyond.
Additionally, all players can download the 3rd piece of free DLC–“Goddess’s Gift 3”, which grants a rare Taurus shard and 5 shiny Golden Marks.
Series 3 will arrive a bit later, starting from 24th May 2017. This series is divided into the “Sealed Altar”, which contains 10 new ultimate classes, and the “Prelude of the Deliverance”, four story maps that occur before Alm’s journey starts.
Everything we currently know can be found in our DLC section. Or if you’d like, keep reading for the full lowdown!