Echoes: “Two Armies” Trailer Analysis

Yesterday, in addition to announcing a Limited Edition for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Nintendo released a new trailer dubbed “Two Armies”.

Now that the dust has settled somewhat, we’d like to share our detailed analysis of the trailer. Just in case you haven’t been following the community or you missed something.

The trailer opens with two armies preparing to attack. Judging from the location, type of soldiers and time of day, this is likely the same battle we’ve seen in earlier trailers, where Alm leads the Deliverance against Rigel’s forces.

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Shadows of Valentia Announces New Video and Bundles for NA and EU

Today, Nintendo posted a new video to their YouTube channel, titled Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Two Armies.

This video discusses Alm and Celica’s general involvement in the plot, and also covers many details on the gameplay that new and old fans alike may enjoy coverage of, such as 1~5 range archers, magic ignoring Terrain Effect, magic consuming HP when used, promotion and more.

However, there’s more. I’ve been holding off on my pre-order with hopes that we’d be fortunate enough to receive a Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Bundle, and by golly we sure got one. Read more

Heroes: Helping Hand Quests

Complimenting the on-going Starter Support campaign for Fire Emblem Heroes, a set of new beginner-friendly “Helping Hand” quests have been added.

These quests will be available from 21st March to 5th April 2017 at 7.59 AM UTC and reward a total of 12,000 Universal Shards when completed, great for improving low level characters.

Amusingly the Japanese notification screen made a slight blunder, claiming crystals (used to level up Level 20+ characters) could be obtained. An additional notice was put forward, informing users about the mistake.

Heroes: New Rewards for the Early Michalis Event!

The early bird Michalis Grand Hero Battle in Fire Emblem Heroes was a grand success! Despite only being natively advertised in Japanese versions of the game, there was a very large turnout. 54,666 people completed either version of the map, and 13,415 even cleared Lunatic mode!

Since we managed to smash all goal milestones, we have also earned full rewards. As such, players can look forward to receiving 10 Orbs, 10 Stamina Potions and 5,000 Hero Feathers sometime in the next few days.

If you missed the event, Michalis will be back this Friday at the usual time. If you need some help, feel free to visit our Heroes forum to discuss strategy. The accompanying Focus Banner that leaked last week will also arrive then if you could use an extra boost for your team. Good luck to all players!