Echoes: Japan to get 7-Eleven Collaboration Items

At long last, one of the worst kept secrets of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has been revealed by Famitsu: a collaboration with 7-Eleven, a popular convenience store chain in Japan.

Between 24th May and 31st July, players can download a special item daily by using the in-store “7-Spot” Wi-Fi. These include an exclusive sword and shield (pictured above), as well as 6 provision items.

What’s special about the two pieces of equipment is that they boost a unit’s stats between the 7th and 11th turns. Meanwhile the provisions restore a lot of HP and Fatigue when consumed, making them useful for extended dungeon trips.

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Heroes: Rite of Shadows Summoning Event is Live!

The Rite of Shadows Summoning Event is live in Fire Emblem Heroes! Players can now summon 5★ versions of Celica, Boey, Mae, and Genny from Fire Emblem Echoes. Take a look at our previous article for a trailer and analysis that shows off the heroes and the new skills they bring to the game.

Alongside the new banner, “Chapter 11: Rite of Shadows” has been added to Story Maps. It features five new maps that can be played on all three difficulties, earning players up to fifteen Orbs.The new maps include some elements memorable to those who have played Echoes or the original Gaiden, such as gravestones and large boat maps.

A new mission also entitled “Rite of Shadows” awards players up to five additional Orbs for beating the new maps on Lunatic difficulty under certain conditions.

The new summoning banner and quests will be available until 30 May at 7:59am UTC.

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Cipher Spring 2017 Livestream: Cards, Artwork, and News for Upcoming Sets!

Yesterday the Fire Emblem Cipher team hosted another exciting seasonal livestream for Cipher fans! Hibiku Yamamura, the voice actress for Rinea from Fire Emblem Echoes, joined Ryota Kawade and Young to host the show.

After a bit of banter, they jumped right in to showing off some promotional goodies for S9. Instead of holo marker cards this time around, each box will contain a reprinted promo card. The two cards available in S9 boxes are of Lilina from Binding Blade and Elincia from Path of Radiance. Both cards were originally included in Japanese magazines.

Packaged in with the reprint promos are two preview promotional cards for S10. These cards feature Alphonse and Sharena, two of the original characters from Fire Emblem Heroes, as Lord and Princess respectively. These cards are particularly interesting as they feature no symbol or colour! Like all preview promos, these cards use the official art for these characters.

Additional goodies include the previously revealed promo sleeves, as well as some Cipher-related Echoes DLC. VincentASM already detailed all of the DLC details in his earlier article, so please check it out if you’re interested!

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Echoes: Cipher Collaboration DLC Explained!

Today, the Fire Emblem Cipher team held the Spring 2017 livestream. Among the card-related news, we finally got a look at the Cipher DLC coming to Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Firstly, those who buy the Series 9 Starter Pack will receive a download code for four in-game items, which are accessories based off the four Cipher mascots: Emma, Shade, Yuzu and Lando.

These include Emma’s “Hard Worker’s Ribbon” (pictured above), Shade’s “Black Crescent Moon”, Yuzu’s “Warrior’s Warding Bell” and Lando’s “Vagabond’s Hairclip”.

By the way, icons for all four items already exist in the game code, but were overlooked until now. Amusingly, Lando’s accessory is found at the very end of the icon sheet, suggesting it was a last-minute addition.

Of course, Cipher is not available in the West so it’s unknown if players in the West will get these items. If we’re fortunate, maybe they will be bundled with the character DLC, which we’ll discuss now.

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