Fire Emblem Echoes, the Nintendo 3DS remake of the 2nd game in the series, Fire Emblem Gaiden, will be released in Japan in just over 2 month’s time.
In the meantime, besides updates from Nintendo themselves, we can usually rely on the gaming press to drip feed us information–and Famitsu is usually one of the first to do so.
The 2nd March issue of Weekly Famitsu, which came out in Japan today, includes an introduction to Echoes spread out across 4 pages. Most of the information is about things we already know, but there are some new bits and bobs.
The first page explains the basic premise of the game. In short, it’s a fully re-imagined version of Gaiden. The huge “Story” block is simply a transcript of the text from the announcement trailer.
What is (somewhat) new is the profile for Alm.
The latest Fire Emblem Heroes update is here, bringing new characters, chapters, and quests to the game!
A new Summoning Focus called “Family Bonds” can now be reached in the Summon Menu. It features Ephraim and Eirika from The Sacred Stones and Seliph and Julia from Genealogy of the Holy War as new 5★ focus characters. All of the old characters are still available as normal summons.
Additionally, “Paralogue 1: Family Bonds” has been added to the Paralogue section of the Story Mode menu. It contains 3 new chapters, each of them giving an Orb upon completion.
A new “Family Bonds” section has also been added to the Quests & Mission page. These new quests give out Great Badges, Shards, and other items based on the new Heroes and Paralogue Maps.
For a preview of the new characters and chapters, watch the new Heroes trailer below!
Fire Emblem Heroes has been a hit among fans as of late, and why shouldn’t it be? It’s free to play and offers its players quite a bit to do, with its GACHA-style of gameplay making everyone’s experience unique. While it’s frustrating to struggle at drawing the Heroes you really want and to obtain the feathers needed to promote your dream team to their fullest, there’s still a lot that can be done during each day.
Just a few hours ago, an announcement, (in-game and via Tweet), hit the game that can give avid players a sigh of relief, involving extending perks and an improved EXP system.
Today, Nintendo Hong Kong shared a video of Fire Emblem producer Hitoshi Yamagami introducing the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes to Chinese markets.
Above is the Cantonese Chinese version of the video; you can find the Mandarin Chinese version over here.
Anyone with vague knowledge of Chinese can probably tell from the video that Yamagami absolutely does not know Chinese, but you can’t fault the man for trying, nor for his unyielding enthusiasm.
In any case, the biggest news is that Fire Emblem Echoes will be the very first Fire Emblem game to receive an official Chinese translation, much like how Pokemon Sun and Moon were the first Pokemon games to receive one.