The previous week has been very generous with card reveals for the upcoming Series 8 of Fire Emblem Cipher. Some of the most exciting reveals were posted earlier this week by @FireEmblemJP, giving us our first look at Cipher cards for Alm and Celica from the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes.
These two promo cards will be included in some Echoes releases in Japan. The Celica card is exclusive to the Valentia Complete edition of the game, while Alm’s card will be included in all special editions, and also some first-run prints of the regular physical release.
Interestingly, the cards also include shots of some other Echoes characters. The characters on Alm’s card are Gray, Tobin, Kliff, and the new character Effy. Celica’s card features Genny, Mae, and Boey.
@FECipher also released a large number of cards this week. On the Awakening side, we get an abundance of double reveals. Two cards each are revealed for Aversa and Noire, an unpromoted and promoted card for both.
Aversa’s unpromoted card shows her as a Pegasus Knight, presumably before the events of the game take place, and her promoted card is surprisingly an SR. This makes her the 4th confirmed Awakening SR card after Risen King Chrom, Exalt Chrom, and Frederick.
The last Awakening reveal is a very interesting use of alternate art cards…
We’re now another week closer to the release of Series 8 of Fire Emblem Cipher! As excitement for the set continues, we have many more reveals and promotional materials to share, including this beautiful joined artwork of Tiki and Lucina from Fire Emblem Awakening as R+ alternate art cards.
Other Awakening cards revealed this week include Lucina’s regular art R card, an SR card for Frederick, and a non-signed version of the Exalt Chrom SR. Characters from Genealogy of the Holy War also made an appearance in this week’s batch: an R card for Fabail and an HN card for Ulster.
This past Saturday, the Fire Emblem Cipher team held their Cipher Winter Livestream on NicoNico. As usual, Ryota Kawade and Young were our hosts, and they were joined by Juri Kimura, the voice actress for Mozu and Nyx in Fire Emblem Fates.
The beginning of the stream was filled with talk about the latest Fire Emblem news. They discussed the upcoming “Fire Emblem Music Collection: Piano ~Faith & Engagement~” CD release, and the “Fire Emblem Fates: The Crown of Nibelungen” manga starring Leo which starts its run this month.
Afterward, discussion turned towards Cipher, and they began showing off some new cards from the upcoming Series 8 releasing next month. The first batch of cards were all characters from the second generation of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Fire Emblem Heroes director Shingo Matsushita made a special guest appearance on today’s Fire Emblem Cipher livestream. Alongside Cipher news, which will be covered in depth in a later post, Matsushita made a surprise announcement…
Seliph and Julia from Genealogy of the Holy War and Eirika and Ephraim from The Sacred Stones will be coming to Heroes! Although no firm details were given, we were greeted with these two shots of the characters’ in-game artwork.
@FE_Heroes_JP later confirmed the announcement, stating that the characters would be coming in a few days. Since the two current Summoning Focus character groups will expire on February 15th, these four may be part of a new Focus group introduced at that time.