Shadows of Valentia Announces New Video and Bundles for NA and EU

Today, Nintendo posted a new video to their YouTube channel, titled Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Two Armies.

This video discusses Alm and Celica’s general involvement in the plot, and also covers many details on the gameplay that new and old fans alike may enjoy coverage of, such as 1~5 range archers, magic ignoring Terrain Effect, magic consuming HP when used, promotion and more.

However, there’s more. I’ve been holding off on my pre-order with hopes that we’d be fortunate enough to receive a Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Bundle, and by golly we sure got one.

The Limited Bundle will include not only the game, but a sleek hardcover artbook, a pin set (three, featuring Alm, Celica and Marth using their overworld map sprites), and a Sound Selection CD.

European regions will have access to a bundle as well, as announced through a Facebook video. The packaging appears to be a bit different, but the contents are generally the same; the EU bundle will include the Alm and Celica amiibo, no doubt raising the price by an assumed 20 or so over North America’s announced price..

Last bits of exciting news cover amiibo involvement in the game, which is something all regions can look forward to. Details from Nintendo’s latest press release are as follows:

Also launching on May 19 are the Alm and Celica amiibo figures, available only as a set at a suggested retail price of $24.99. When used in the game, these amiibo will activate their own exclusive dungeons, allowing heroes to earn items and level up their armies further by defeating bosses. By selecting Mila’s Turnwheel from the menu on the overworld map, they will also be able to take advantage of their Alm and Celica amiibo in battle. During combat, players can sacrifice a portion of Alm or Celica’s health in order to summon a computer-controlled illusory hero, which will act as a temporary ally for a single turn.

As Alm and Celica get stronger, their stats can be saved to their respective amiibo, allowing their summoned unit to grow in strength alongside them. In addition, all Fire Emblem amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series can be used to summon an illusory hero of that character, allowing players to seek assistance from spectral visages of Marth, Ike, Roy, Robin, Lucina and the upcoming Corrin amiibo. All other currently available amiibo are also compatible, and will summon an additional monster to the battleground to assist players in battle, providing some much-needed help in case of a strategic emergency.

Yes, you read right…Corrin, along with all pre-existing amiibo will have in-game functionality. Fire Emblem themed amiibo will have significant use in the game, but since all amiibo will work in some way, everyone who owns some can enjoy a bonus.

Pre-orders are not yet provided by stores, but we can anticipate a $59.99 tag on the bundle. Keep an eye out on popular US retailers, Gamestop, Amazon and Target, as all three are confirmed to carry the game and also likely the bundle, while Nintendo UK’s official store will no doubt carry it.

Update: Now available from Gamestop!

While you’re waiting, here’s some new high resolution character artwork for you to appreciate, courtesy of Nintendo!

About the Author: Elieson
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  • GUess I’ll go for GS preorder until I can get it from somewhere better.

  • So it was worthwhile to wait with the preorderering. Now to wait for it to pop somewhere.

  • Azure

    GS preorders already sold out. Such bs.

    • Fallen Crow

      Go in store, that is how I was able to get mine.

    • It was up for at least 2 hours, which is a bit of an improvement. I was able to snag one, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to snag one from amazon and save a good $20

  • DivineLion

    I was able to pre-order the limited edition bundle in my GS

  • yop

    Lol was sold before I even woke up whatever it’s not like it has a 3 in 1 cartridge

  • Noktis Zariah

    I’ve already preordered my copy of FESoV so preordering again would be a waste, besides it’s not like it’ll even be in stock for more than a few minutes before the scalpers get to them.

    • You can just cancel your old preorder…

      • Noktis Zariah

        I did it on Amazon though and I can already tell I’m not gonna get a special edition open in time, scalpers are fast.

        • Oh, true. Don’t let that stop you from trying, though. Unless you don’t want it that much, in which case you should just save yourself the trouble.

          • Noktis Zariah

            Kay, I’ll keep trying

  • Ember Hermin

    I’m messed up about the guy pronounced it as “val-en-TEE-uh” when, considering the alternate spelling is Valencia, by all means it should be “val-EN-shia”

    • ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      Given how many names get changed entirely, something like that isn’t even worth blinking at…

  • Ayra Simmons

    Was able to preorder In store at gamestop 5 hours after it sold out online. Might want to give them a call.

  • Edward Huang
  • GS was willing to let me switch my preorder from the SV to the LE over the phone, but I couldn’t preorder the Amiibos that way, so I left work a few hours early to get that done. The guy said I was the third preorder to switch to the limited edition, but it and the Amiibo dual pack were still available.

  • Doctor Robert

    Eh, went for the regular edition with amiibo’s. Artbook and pins would be nice to have but I’ve been through the whole absurd, obsessive freak-out agony that is hoping for stock to come back (and that game turned out to suck so… so badly). Energy that doesn’t need to be spent.