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.
While Fire Emblem fans in Europe still await the launch of the remaining 4 DLC maps from Map Pack 1, one of which (Vanguard Dawn) is available today, Nintendo has sneakily updated their website with details of Map Pack 2.
Unsurprisingly, Map Pack 2 will be up for purchase starting from 21st July 2016, a week after all the content of Map Pack 1 is done and dusted. However, unlike in North America, three maps will be released each week (for two weeks), similar to in Japan.
Map Pack 2 costs 7.19 GBP or 7.99 EUR, which is almost a 25% saving. If you opt to buy the maps individually, the first map I: In Endless Dreams costs 0.49 GBP/EUR, while the other five maps will set you back 1.79 GBP / 1.99 EUR each.
From 21st July, players can also download Another Gift from Anna for free, to instantly add a valuable Boots item and elusive Paragon skill scroll (which doubles experience earned) to their convoy.
With luck, we’ll find out if there’s a Map Pack 3 (containing the currently unreleased festival maps) sooner than later.
For those of you in Europe who own the standard editions of Fire Emblem Fates, you can now purchase and download the third route, “Revelation” starting today.
This path compliments the Birthright and Conquest story lines and, as its title suggests, reveals many secrets about the conflict at large. As such, it’s advised that you play it after completing the other two paths.
If you’re unsure how to purchase additional paths, what you need to do is choose the “Branch of Fates” option (available after Chapter 6) from the start menu, before loading a save file.
Alternatively, you can purchase a download code from participating retailers and input it via the Dragon’s Gate (again, from Chapter 6 and onward). On a related note, the Royal Royale DLC map is also available to download.
Meanwhile, Australian fans must patiently wait one more day for Revelation and the new DLC because of their slightly.later release schedule.
Among all the big news this week, Nintendo of Europe launched the full website for the European version of Fire Emblem Fates. Although the website is mostly the same as its American counterpart, there is some noteworthy information.
Like in Japan, only one version of Fates will be offered from the eShop. In this version, players will be prompted to download the rest of Birthright or Conquest after reaching Chapter 5. The path that isn’t chosen can be downloaded as DLC like normal.
Related to the above, the downloadable content schedule reveals the prices of Birthright, Conquest and Revelation when purchased as DLC for one of the other game versions. Plus the prices and pacing of the first eleven DLC maps (and gift from Anna).
As with the North American release, fans can buy a “Map Pack 1” season pass for the first eleven maps (and the free gift) for a discounted price. Interestingly, the European version also includes a 10,000 G gift to spend in-game.
Finally, although it’s not currently listed on the website, Map Pack 2, which contains six new DLC maps (and another free gift from Anna), will be arriving in late July. These maps, collectively known as the “Heirs of Fate”, are currently being released in North America.