Unless you’re a die-hard Cipher follower or merchandise collector, you might have missed the birth of the real-life “Cavalier Duo” during 2016.
Perhaps better known for their roles as Sound Director and Music Composer in Fates, Hiroki Morishita (left) and Takeru Kanazaki (right) performed in a series of Fire Emblem mini-concerts during the Cipher Caravan events from June to August 2016.
Around this time, the pair became known as the “Cavalier Duo” (“Social Knights” in Japan, based on the Japanese name of the Cavalier class), with Morishita being the red Cavalier and Kanazaki being the green Cavalier.
Later, during the end of 2016, the pair released a soundtrack CD containing music they performed at the Cipher Caravan event, dubbed “Sounds of Fire Emblem from Cipher Caravan – Horse and Rider as One”.
Announced last year, we now have concrete details for the Fire Emblem Cipher Festival 2017 events, which will be held in Japan during February.
Like last year’s events, there will be a ton of activities for Fire Emblem Cipher fans and Fire Emblem fans in general, not least the opportunity to bag some amazing exclusive merchandise and rare promo cards.
Below, you can find the event details.
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.
Just when you thought 2016 had no more news to offer, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems has announced a new Fire Emblem piano music CD and live concerts to celebrate its release.
The “Fire Emblem Music Collection: Piano ~Faith & Engagement~” CD contains 16 tracks from throughout the series, composed and performed by the up-and-coming female pianist Keiko.
The CD will cost 3,200 Yen (including tax) and is scheduled for release on 22nd February 2017 in Japan. Fortunately, the rest of us can order it from import stores such as CD Japan.