Having just stepped into the new year, it’s difficult to know what 2017 will bring to the Fire Emblem landscape. That said, we can count on Fire Emblem Cipher to keep us amazed throughout the year, starting with the upcoming release of Series 8. So let’s take a look at what we know about the set so far…
Series 8, titled “Life and Death: Crossroads of Fates”, was first announced during the summer livestream and is scheduled for release on March 17th, 2017. It will feature characters from the 2nd Generation of Genealogy of the Holy War and will see our first return to Fire Emblem Awakening since S4 earlier this year.
Although the official site has not yet been updated for the coming set, we’ve already learned some information from various livestreams and other information sources over the last few months.
Yesterday, December 3rd, the Fire Emblem Cipher team held a livestream event on NicoNico to show off some upcoming Series 7 cards and share some other exciting set, event, and merchandise news for the coming months.
As usual, Ryota Kawade and Young were our hosts, and they were joined by Eri Suzuki, Soleil’s VA. The spirit of the livestream was very festive! They started off by opening a box to showcase some of the promotion items included, such as promo sleeves, holo marker cards, and preview promos showing Seliph and Chrom from the upcoming S8 set.
We’re another week closer to the release of Series 7 of Fire Emblem Cipher, and the reveals and previews keep coming in! The very last card showcased on the official @FECipher twitter today reveals the final Hoshidan sibling SR card from Fire Emblem Fates: Onmyoji Sakura!
With this reveal, we can now finally see the entire Royal Panarama artwork in all of its glory. Quite a stunning piece of artwork!
Other cards revealed this week include two cards for Subaki from Fates, both promoted and unpromoted, and also an R foil card for Jaffar from Blazing Sword. The final card revealed this week is a spoiler for the Revelation path of Fates, so I won’t be showing it openly, but you can click here to view it.
Today, the Fire Emblem Cipher team held the third seasonal livestream of 2016, with the aim to deliver information about upcoming Cipher releases and events.
Image: Intelligent Systems
The hosts today were Ryoto Kawade and Young from Intelligent Systems, Juri Kimura (Mozu and Nyx’s Japanese VA), plus special guests Kotaro Yamada (artist of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga) and Kaori Nazuka (Hinoka’s Japanese VA).
The first topic of discussion was Series 7 “Rise to Honour”, which launches on 8th December 2016 and includes cards from Blazing Sword and Fire Emblem Fates Revelation (Hoshidan side).
Above are previews of the Series 7 booster pack and booster box, the former of which already popped up on the official website earlier this week.