Having just stepped into the new year, it’s difficult to know what 2017 will bring to the Fire Emblem landscape. That said, we can count on Fire Emblem Cipher to keep us amazed throughout the year, starting with the upcoming release of Series 8. So let’s take a look at what we know about the set so far…
Series 8, titled “Life and Death: Crossroads of Fates”, was first announced during the summer livestream and is scheduled for release on March 17th, 2017. It will feature characters from the 2nd Generation of Genealogy of the Holy War and will see our first return to Fire Emblem Awakening since S4 earlier this year.
Although the official site has not yet been updated for the coming set, we’ve already learned some information from various livestreams and other information sources over the last few months.
The Fire Emblem Cipher Series 7 booster boxes may have already been released, but this particular set also has a large amount of related promotional cards. Many promos were still unrevealed by the time the set itself released, but now we can take a look at them and hopefully learn how to get our hands on them…
As usual, the first 2 promos were the preview promos included in the S7 Booster Boxes, and the next six are all special promos available to players who compete in Cipher tournaments in Japan.
Athos (P07-003PR) and Oboro (P07-004PR) are both completely new cards while Hector (P07-005PR), Nino (P07-006PR), Takumi (P07-007PR), and Sakura (P07-008PR) are alternate art reprints of cards available in S7 booster boxes. These are all characters from Blazing Sword and Fire Emblem Fates, the two featured games in S7.
Fire Emblem Cipher‘s seventh expansion, Rise to Honor, was finally released last week! This set features cards based on characters from Blazing Sword alongside Hoshidans from Fire Emblem Fates. Now that all of the cards are available, we can finally take a look at everything this set brings to the game.
For the first time, Cipher S7 booster boxes included special holographic marker cards as a promotional gift, each box coming with one of two cards. One features artwork of Marth, along with several of his friends, used in a promo card in the Fire Emblem Festival DVD The other is a particularly festive Camilla, originally from a Comiket89 promo card.
Yesterday, December 3rd, the Fire Emblem Cipher team held a livestream event on NicoNico to show off some upcoming Series 7 cards and share some other exciting set, event, and merchandise news for the coming months.
As usual, Ryota Kawade and Young were our hosts, and they were joined by Eri Suzuki, Soleil’s VA. The spirit of the livestream was very festive! They started off by opening a box to showcase some of the promotion items included, such as promo sleeves, holo marker cards, and preview promos showing Seliph and Chrom from the upcoming S8 set.