Echoes: Free DLC + Dengeki Staff Interview

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has been out for a week in Japan now. Starting today, players can download “Gift from the Goddess 2”, which grants a rare Villager’s Fork item, but only once per save.

When equipped with this item (which cannot be found in-game), any character who isn’t Alm or Celica can Class Change to a Villager at a Mila Shrine, allowing them to explore other class paths and gain more Levels.

In related news, Kirokan has kindly translated a rather lengthy interview with the Echoes development staff from the June 2016 issue of Dengeki, which came out recently. You can read it on Kirokan’s website, or over on our forums.

You may have already seen an out-of-context quote from this interview posted on various gaming sites; if so, we definitely recommend reading the entire interview (or at least the relevant parts) to see what the developers really meant.

Besides that, the interview provides a lot of insight not just for Echoes, but for the well-being and future of the series. There’s even a sneaky mention of the abandoned real-time Fire Emblem game.

A special thanks to Kirie for sharing the interview!

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  • Laggalot101

    Yeah, I figured it was something like that, when they said there’d be ‘Free DLC’. Fates’s ‘Free DLC’ was also occasional free item.

    • King Marth 64

      There’s “Before Awakening” which it’s free DLC in Fates as well.

      • Laggalot101

        Fair point.

  • MetalGear Lamia

    I wonder if they still might try the scrapped RT FE game idea for FE 16 or of course semi ideas from it.

    • Aveyn Knight

      I think it would have to be for a spin-off. They did borrow some 3DS tech from the prototype though, so it wasn’t all a waste.

      • MetalGear Lamia

        Yeah I probably should have said the setting since it looks amazing!

  • An Tran

    “Buy these games without worries!”


    • (While keeping a forced smile) … (Laughs awkwardly)