When one door closes, another door opens. Just yesterday, it was revealed that the Fire Emblem Fates manga by Yusuke Kozaki wouldn’t be coming to fruition (or at least, not in the near future)
Artwork from FE Cipher.
Perhaps Mr. Kozaki was teasing us at the same time, because a new Fire Emblem Fates manga has just been announced in the latest volume of Monthly Zero Sum, although it will be illustrated by Tama Yugyoji instead.
Titled “Fire Emblem Fates: The Crown of Nibelungen”, this manga adaptation is set to focus on Leo, the youngest Nohrian prince–and one of the most popular Fates characters in Japan.
It will debut in the March edition of Monthly Zero Sum, which hits bookshelves on 28th January 2017 (in Japan).
This should come as no surprise to anyone, but the Fire Emblem Fates manga subtly announced back in July 2015 has been subtly put on hold or outright cancelled.
Few details were known about the manga, except that Yusuke Kozaki and Shin Kibayashi–the artist and story director for Fates respectively–would be teaming up and that the manga would be debuting before the end of 2015.
However after that window passed and there was no more news about the manga, it became clear that it probably wasn’t going to happen. Perhaps the announcement was merely a figment of our imagination? Not quite.
In a recent tweet, Mr. Kozaki confessed that the plans for the manga are currently on hold, for reasons undisclosed.
Regarding the Fire Emblem manga, due to various circumstances, right now the plans have essentially been suspended. Everyone who was looking forward to it, we are deeply sorry. Personally speaking, I would like to draw FE as a manga one way or another.
While it’s not 100% clear from the wording whether the manga is still happening or not, from the way Mr. Kozaki ends the tweet, it does sound like it’s not going to happen any time soon…
Although female Corrin may not be receiving an Amiibo (as far as we know anyway), that doesn’t mean that fans will be unable to own a plastic version of her.
First teased at the Summer Wonder Festival 2016, figma and nendoroid versions of female Corrin are now available to pre-order from good import/hobby sites (such as AmiAmi).
Both of the figures are produced by Good Smile Company, who are renown for creating high-quality products. Which is also evident from the price tag: 6,800 Yen for the figma and 5,200 Yen for the nendoroid.
The figma is to scale and measures 145 mm, while the nendoroid is super-deformed and measures 100 mm. As you can see from the pictures, both can be posed and include a few accessories like a dragonstone.
Speaking of which, if you order the figma directly from GSC, you can get an exclusive Omega Yato accessory.
This Christmas, Nintendo of Europe has a special treat for owners of Fire Emblem Fates. From 22nd December 2016 to 5th January 2017, all DLC for Fates is 30% off the usual price.
If you’re getting the game for Christmas or you’ve been considering getting the DLC, this is a great opportunity. As for those of us who got the DLC beforehand, well, at least we got to play it earlier!
The best bit is that all DLC is included, which means the Conquest, Birthright and Revelation story paths and both of the Map Packs are all eligible–a double bargain considering they’re already discounted.
Below, we have a helpful chart of all the discount DLC and some quick thoughts about each, in case you’re wondering which ones to go for.