Heroes: Zephiel Grand Hero Battle & Battling Zephiel Banner!

The next Grand Hero Battle in Fire Emblem Heroes is now live! The star of this battle is Zephiel, the main antagonist of Binding Blade. As usual, you can play both a Hard and Lunatic map to earn yourself a 3★ and 4★ version of the King of Bern.

Releasing alongside the new Grand Hero Battle is a matching focus banner entitled Battling Zephiel. The 5★ focus units available in this battle are Nowi, Frederick, Hana, and Reinhardt. If you’re having trouble against Zephiel, perhaps summoning one or more of these heroes could help lead your army to victory!

Both the battle and the accompanying banner will be available until Monday, April 24th at 7:59 am UTC.

Echoes: Sneak Peak at Upcoming DLC

Today, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia launched in Japan and, thanks to renowned data-miner @SciresM, we have a better idea of what to expect from the forthcoming DLC.

The first series of DLC (three maps from the “Fighter’s Journey” set) launched at the same time as the game, but we know from the Japanese official site that there are three more series of DLC planned.

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Fire Emblem Echoes Officially Launches in Japan

3 months after its initial unveiling, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is now officially out in Japan!

Those with a Japanese region 3DS and who pre-purchased the game earlier from the eShop can now unlock and play the game from the Home menu.

Otherwise if you want the physical version, you’ll probably have to wait until shops open in the morning. (Or if you pre-ordered it, wait until it’s delivered.)

In any case, if you’re looking for help or information, be sure to check out our dedicated game section or, if you have any burning questions, you’re more than welcome to visit our forums!

Meanwhile, there’s still one more month before Echoes arrives in the West, although thankfully it’s a much shorter wait compared to earlier entries. Also, don’t forget there are Echoes-related events going on in Fire Emblem Heroes to bide the time.

Furthermore, 20th April marks the 27th anniversary of the Fire Emblem series in Japan. Here’s to a bright future for this much-loved series!

Heroes: Pegasus Sister Quests & Zephiel Grand Hero Battle Info!

Fire Emblem Heroes is commemorating tomorrow’s official release of Fire Emblem Echoes with some gifts and quests for its players!

All players will receive a special, one-time login bonus of 5 orbs, and a new mission entitled “Pegasus Sisters” is now available. Completing the first three quests give players 3★ versions of Palla, Catria, and Est. Those units can then be used in battle to earn up to 6 additional orbs! The new quests are valid through 7.59 AM UTC on May 8th.

Additionally, the @FE_Heroes_JP twitter account revealed that Zephiel’s Grand Hero Battle will begin tomorrow! Like in other recent GHB’s, Zephiel will be available as both a 3★ and 4★ Hero, though the latter requires completing a fiendishly difficult Lunatic difficulty map.

The twitter account also shared a glimpse of the map itself, so you can begin to plan out how you might tackle it. Zephiel himself comes equipped with Eckesachs, Reprisal, Life and Death 3, and Wary Fighter 3.

Presumably, a new Fighting Zephiel banner will also be available starting tomorrow. As it has not yet been datamined, however, we do not yet know which focus units will be included.
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