Fire Emblem Cipher‘s official website updated on Thursday with a new Frontier column. These columns are a fun way to share news announcements in the guise of a conversation between the Cipher mascots: Emma, Shade, Yuzu, and Lando.
This update focuses on some news for the upcoming Series 9 and also some Cipher events that will take place in Japan this summer. The column can be read here if you know Japanese, but the important bits for international Cipher fans are listed below.
Images for S9 booster packs and the new structured deck have now been revealed! As expected, Alm will be the focus character of the ST Deck. Entitled “Lands of the Gods”, the deck will feature characters from Fire Emblem Echoes. It will also include a download code for four in-game items.
After a drought of news regarding Fire Emblem Cipher, a few interesting tidbits have been recently revealed. Just today, Dengeki Nintendo tweeted a new promo card of Chrom from Awakening will be released in their upcoming June issue!
The magazine will be released on April 21st and can be pre-ordered from Amazon Japan here. As usual, each issue comes with two copies of the card. There is no indication that the matching issue of Nintendo DREAM will include a promo card, however.
Additionally, the @FECipher twitter account recently revealed a beautiful piece of artwork featuring Rinea and Berkut from Fire Emblem Echoes.
The image was showcased to promote the upcoming Cipher Summer Livestream, which will broadcast live over NicoNico on May 13th. Hibiki Yamamura, Rinea’s voice actress, will be a guest on the show. As usual, Ryota Kawade and Young will be hosting.
If Cipher follows its typical schedule, daily card reveals for Series 9 will likely start the week before the livestream, if not sooner. Once daily reveals begin, so will our weekly Cipher set coverage, so stay tuned!
With the 8th series of Fire Emblem Cipher recently released, it’s time to look at what this card game has in store for the future. Series 9 will be bringing the game into its third year, and has already started off by breaking some traditions…
Cipher fans were fully expecting that Ryota Kawade would reveal details of the set during the Autumn Livestream in November. However, instead of a full-blown announcement, we received little more than a teaser.
Kawade announced that Series 9 would feature three main themes, as opposed to most sets that focus on two at most. He also revealed the first part of that theme: Hasha no Tsurugi, the Binding Blade spin-off manga.
On Thursday, March 16th, Series 8 of Fire Emblem Cipher was released to the public! A welcome blend of old game and new, the set focuses on characters from both Awakening and the second generation of Genealogy of the Holy War.
For once, Chrom gets to be the star of Awakening, earning himself a top-billed slot and two SR cards. His first SR is a gorgeous shot of him ascending to the position of Exalt as illustrated by Kotaro Yamada.
His other SR is quite a bit darker, showing how Chrom might be in an alternate world where he and Robin fail in their plans to defeat Grima. This Chrom, dubbed the Undead King of Despair, wears a smug expression and wields a corrupted Falchion as he rules over a ruined city.