Echoes: Japanese Website Update + TV Commercials

In roughly 2 weeks time, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia officially launches in Japan. To keep fans excited, Nintendo has updated the game’s official website with tons of new content.

Firstly, the Movie section has updated with three short, but very exciting, TV commercials. Typically, these are meant to be aired in Japan.

The first commercial (which we’ve linked above) briefly goes through the game’s basic premise, while the second one focuses on the story, and finally the third one is more about the gameplay.

Of note, the story-based commercial features a very curious scene at the very end, which you may have to pause and slow down to see what’s going on. Additionally, the gameplay video shows off a bunch of skills, some new, some old.

By the way, you may have noticed we’ve started added post-release content for the game, including a full list of skills. Of course, be wary of spoilers if going in.

The next section to receive an update is Characters.

This time we have 3 more characters from Alm’s party, Celica’s party and the Rigelian side.


Initial Class: Pegasus Knight
Voice Actor: Aya Endo

Clive’s younger sister; also a member of the Deliverance. Her overbearingness is her one big flaw, not that she pays it any mind. A cheery and pretty girl who loves to interact with any and everyone.


Initial Class: Mage
Voice Actor: Atsushi Kakehashi

A Mage who lives in a village located at the Zofian borders. He has fully devoted himself to mastering the art of sorcery and shows nary an interest to the people of society. Finds it impossible to deal with his younger sister’s selfish streaks.


Initial Class: Mage
Voice Actor: Eri Suzuki

Luthier’s little sister. Possesses a talent for magic that surpasses even her brother, but she herself is not interested in pursuing the Mage’s path. Bright and cheerful, but a bit(?) of a selfish girl. Currently in the midst of a rebellious period against Luthier.


Initial Class: Pegasus Knight
Voice Actor: Risa Taneda

The eldest of the three Whitewing sisters from Archanea. She’s mild-mannered and down to earth, always caring about her sisters. However she also has a stubborn side and absolutely will not budge after a decision is made.


Initial Class: Pegasus Knight
Voice Actor: Hitomi Nabatame

The middle sister of the three Whitewings of Archanea. Often acts as the buffer between her older and younger sisters and rarely pushes her own thoughts on the matter. Has a cool and serious personality.


Initial Class: Pegasus Knight
Voice Actor: Rie Murakawa

The youngest of the three Whitewing sisters from Archanea. As the youngest child, she’s pure and innocent and often gets told off by her sisters. Cheerful and chatty with a straight-forward personality.


Voice Actor: Takayuki Sugō

The 4th generation Emperor of Rigel. Also a renown general who stood on the battlefield from a young age, with numerous victories to his name. Within the empire, the people fear his reign of terror.


Voice Actor: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

Born into the Rigelian royal family; the Emperor’s nephew. A highly ambitious and prideful man. In a bid to become the next emperor, he directed the invasion of Zofia to prove his military prowess.


Voice Actor: Hibiku Yamamura

A Rigelian noblewoman; Berkut’s fiancee. Even within the Empire, she’s renowned for her beauty, but she’s a quiet and modest woman and the one person who Berkut trusts without reserve. She loves Berkut dearly and cares for him during the on-going war.

Lastly, the System section now includes details about Mila’s Turnwheel (finally!), as well as character growth.

The example shown is rather vague, but how Mila’s Turnwheel works is that you can rewind whole turns from the map. For instance, say you’re on Turn 2 and a character was defeated during Turn 1, you can go back to the start of Turn 1.

Like with all good things, there’s a limit though. From the looks of things, you can rewind a maximum of 3 turns to start with, but there are ways to increase your turn limit, such as by using an item…

As for character growth, the most interesting thing is the class chart, although it’s rather vague. Basically, the classes and class paths are the same as Gaiden, but female Villagers can access Pegasus Knight and Cleric.

If you don’t mind some very mild spoilers, here’s the full class chart. (Note: The Villager’s Fork item may not be accessible right now.)

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