Echoes Japanese Site Updated; DLC Plans Detailed

Just one more week remains until Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia officially launches in Japan! This calls for another timely update from the official Japanese website.

Firstly, a new Class Introduction trailer has been added to both the System and Movie sections; you can check it out above.

Featured classes include, in order of appearance:

  • Unpromoted: Fighter, Villager, Cavalier, Mercenary, Soldier, Mage (F), Mage (M), Priestess, Cleric, Pegasus Knight, Archer
  • Promoted: Paladin, Myrmidon, Knight, Saint, Falcon Knight, Sniper, Sage
  • Twice-promoted: Gold Knight, Dread Fighter, Baron, Bow Knight
  • Enemy-only: Brigand, Arcanist, Witch, Shaman, Revenant, Bonewalker, Mogall, Gargoyle, Majin, Dracozombie

If you’re interested in reading the class descriptions, please check the Class Introduction page on our website. Just be careful not to scroll down too far if you’re concerned about spoilers!

Next, the Characters section has new profiles for 6 characters, 1 from Alm’s party and 5 from the enemy side or whose allegiance is a mystery.


Initial Class: Archer
Voice Actor: Shinji Kawada

A member of the Deliverance. Born in a local town, he was encouraged by a childhood friend to join the army. He tends to view the world from a cynical angle, but he can be surprisingly serious and performs his duties with diligence.


Voice Actor: Kazuhiko Inoue

A knight of unknown origin who serves the Rigelian Empire. Has lost all recollection of his past, including his original name. After washing up at Rigel, his undeniable skills earned him the position of general. He opposes Alm not merely because he’s a Rigelian general, but because of some other reason.


Voice Actor: Rei Shimoda

A female mage who guards the south desert passage leading to the headquarters of Grieth the pillager. She stands in Celica’s path, preventing her from crossing the desert. Cool and unyielding, she’s a lady who oozes womanly charm. Apparently burdened with an awful past, but hates to talk about it.

Masked Knight

Voice Actor: Takuya Satou

A mysterious man who appeared before Celica during her time of need. His true face and intentions are hidden by his mask. He appears to be a capable knight, but is he a friend or foe…?


Voice Actor: Takubo Shuhei

A shaman of the Church of Duma and a faithful servant of the War God Duma. While he leads the Shaman Corps of the Rigelian Empire to invade Zofia, he dispatches minions to assault Celica for reasons unknown. As his unearthly appearance suggests, he wields immensely powerful magic.


Voice Actor: Yoshiko Sakakibara

The Goddess who watches over Valentia’s southern region of Zofia. The Kingdom of Zofia once prospered with Mila’s blessings, but it has recently been troubled by poor harvests, the appearance of monsters and even an invasion by the Rigelian Empire. During this time of crisis, what is Mila doing?

Finally, Nintendo has announced the upcoming DLC plans for Echoes in the aptly named DLC section.

A total of 22 paid DLC is planned, with the first wave of DLC available from launch day and two more waves to be released before the end of 30th June 2017. There will also be free DLC.

A season pass containing all the DLC (20 maps) from Series 1 to 3 can be purchased for 4,800 Yen (including tax). Additionally, Nintendo is selling a special Echoes-themed eShop card topped up with 5,000 Yen, which conveniently covers this amount.

Series 1: Fighters’ Journey Set

All available from 20th April 2017.

Note: Can be purchased as a bundle for 800 Yen.

Temple of Stars

Difficulty: 1 star
Price: 400 Yen
Reward: Items (unlimited times), Star Fragments (random drops)

It’s rumoured a wealth of burial items are sleeping in a temple savaged by brigands. Perhaps you can find many items…?

Villains and Treasures

Difficulty: 1 star
Price: 300 Yen
Reward: Silver Marks (unlimited times)

Merchants are in trouble after their trading headquarters were ransacked by brigands. Maybe if you help them, they’ll reward you handsomely…?

No Rest for the Dead

Difficulty: 1 star
Price: 300 Yen
Reward: Experience (unlimited times)

In these ruins, it’s said there are Terrors that make you stronger after you defeat them. If you fight a lot, perhaps you’ll earn a lot of experience…?

Free DLC

Gift from the Goddess 1

Reward: Boots (first time)

The Goddess Mila has an unprecedented gift for those playing the game!

Series 2

3 maps that make it easier to progress through the mid/lategame.

Series 3

10 maps that focus on making characters strong.

4 story maps that take place before the beginning of the game.

Series 4

2 collaboration maps that tie-in with the Fire Emblem Cipher card game.

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