Cipher Frontier Update: Series 9 Images & Summer Event Announcement!

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.

The booster pack artwork features both Alm and Celica from Echoes, as well as some characters from the other games featured in S9. Al from Hasha no Tsurugi and Skrimir from Radiant Dawn represent the set’s characters from Elibe and Tellius.

Next, we have images for the booster promo sleeves. Each S9 booster box will contain one pack of five sleeves from the follow two designs. One features the box art for the original Gaiden release, the other remade box art for Echoes.

Related, retailers have begun offering pre-orders for the S9 sleeve packs. As usual, four different sleeve packs will be available, featuring character art from S9. They include Alm, Celica, and Faye from Echoes, as well as Jemmie from Hasha no Tsurugi. You can pre-order all four sleeve packs from AmiAmi.

The last of the S9 images show off three new pieces of artwork for previously unrevealed cards. From left to right, we get new artwork for Silque from Echoes, Elphin from Binding Blade, and Tibarn from Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.

Also of interest in the Frontier article, a new summer event has been announced! “Go! Go! Summer Tour!” will begin on 1 July.

Like last year’s Cipher Caravan events, the tour will be a fun event for all Fire Emblem fans, not just those interested in Cipher. There will be mini-concerts, merchandise booths, and autograph opportunities from Cipher artists. Cipher players will also have a chance to compete in special tournaments.

Event Date Venue Location Artists Available for Signing
1 July Hamamatsu (Act Tower) Hidari, Sachiko Wada
9 July Tokushima (Awagin Hall) Daisuke Izuka
16 July Sendai (Aztec Museum) Yamada Kotaro
23 July Fukuoka (FFB Hall) Senri Kita
29 July Kanazawa (Kanazawa Workers Plaza) Yusuke Kozaki

We’ll share more information about the event and its merchandise as soon as its available.

More news for S9 will likely be coming soon! @FECipher has been revealing mascot cards for the last few days. This generally signals that new daily reveals will be starting shortly.We may get them as soon as this coming Monday!

Additionally, the next livestream will arrive in just over two weeks on May 13th. The stream will show off new S9 cards, and will also share further details about the ST Deck DLC codes.

About the Author: Kirie
Fire Emblem Cipher News Editor
  • Cute-Chao

    Elphin’s art looks really pretty 😀

  • Michael Ingram

    Didn’t they also mention that they would discuss the paid Cipher DLC for Echoes on the May 13 broadcast?

    • Kirie

      Yeah, I mentioned that in the last tidbit about the livestream. Would be cool if it worked in the English versions of the game too, but it’ll be nice to learn what it is at least. 🙂

    • MetalGear Lamia

      Yeah but of course it’ll be Japan only

      • Michael Ingram

        There’s no reason to assume that. They certainly didn’t make the Jugdral or Valentian characters Japanese exclusive for Awakenings DLC.

        • MetalGear Lamia

          It was like that in Fates with cipher DLC they aren’t putting JP card characters to english no reason to especially when its only JP marketed merch

          • Michael Ingram

            The difference was that DLC was specifically given away by buying Cipher sets. This is just regular paid DLC without any strings attached.

          • MetalGear Lamia

            Point still stands unlikely for JP only marketed merch

          • Michael Ingram

            NoA just announced that all the DLC including the 2 Cipher maps are releasing in the west.

  • MetalGear Lamia

    Can’t wait till the eventual over class style art plus Alm and Celica’s new 3rd tier art!

  • chaos

    wish i had the money for this