Echoes: Japanese Site Details Series 2 and 3 DLC

Today, the Japanese official website for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia updated with new information about the tentative Series 2 and 3 DLC.

As it happens, Series 2–dubbed “Heroes’ Challenge”–is available to purchase now. Whereas Series 1 was geared towards early-game, the maps in this series will benefit those who’ve reached mid-game or beyond.

Additionally, all players can download the 3rd piece of free DLC–“Goddess’s Gift 3”, which grants a rare Taurus shard and 5 shiny Golden Marks.

Series 3 will arrive a bit later, starting from 24th May 2017. This series is divided into the “Sealed Altar”, which contains 10 new ultimate classes, and the “Prelude of the Deliverance”, four story maps that occur before Alm’s journey starts.

Everything we currently know can be found in our DLC section. Or if you’d like, keep reading for the full lowdown!

Series 2: Heroes’ Challenge (available now)

Sometimes even heroes need a helping hand…

Bundle Price: 1,000 Yen

Temple of the Stars – Inner Sanctum

Difficulty: 3 stars
Price: 500 Yen
Rewards: Items (unlimited), Star Shards (random drops), Starsphere (requires all Star Shards and a Black Pearl; unlimited)

This is the long-awaited sequel to “Temple of the Stars”. Like before, you can acquire Star Shards and other items by smashing pots dotted around the dungeon.

If you’re lucky enough to obtain all 12 Star Shards (and have a Black Pearl handy), you can create a Starsphere, which boosts all growth rates by 30% (Res by 5%).

Golden Dream

Difficulty: 3 stars
Price: 400 Yen
Rewards: Silver Marks, Golden Marks (unlimited)

The direct follow up to “Villains and Treasures”. This time you can obtain Golden Marks, which can be used for high level forges. Golden Marks are pretty hard to find in the main game, so this could be useful.

Funeral of Fury

Difficulty: 3 stars
Price: 400 Yen
Rewards:Experience (unlimited)

The burly cousin of “No Rest for the Dead”. If beating down on regular ol’ Entombed isn’t yielding experience fast enough, you can now go toe to toe with the wonderfully named “Entombed Kings”.

Series 3: Sealed Altar (from 24th May 2017)

Here you’ll find 10 altars that grant powerful new “Over-Classes”, but only to units who have reached Level 20 in their final class.

Bundle Price: 1,500 Yen

Price: 200 Yen each
Rewards: Ability to Class-Change to the corresponding Over-Class

Note: All class names are tentative translations and are highly likely to change in the English version.

Gold Knights who gallop into the “Altar of the Lance Knight” can Class-Change to Geirölul. The name is apparently derived from a valkyrie who charges forth with a spear.

Barons who step forth into the “Altar of the Shielded Giant” can Class-Change to Spartan. No, really.

Falcon Knights who swoop into the “Altar of the Black Crane” can Class-Change to Mach. Possibly “mach” as in “mach speed”.

Priestesses who visit the “Altar of the Shadowy Maiden” can Class-Change to Morgana. Apparently a Celtic name that means “dweller of the sea”. The cape also features a Celtic knot like in Fire Emblem Heroes. Surely no coincidence?

Saints who pray at the “Altar of the Virtuous Enchantress” can Class-Change to Titania. As in queen of the fairies and not the one of Tellius fame.

Dread Fighters who sneak into the “Altar of the Fierce Deity” can Class-Change to Yaksha. In Japanese folklore, Yaksha are said to be mischievous deities.

Bow Knights who trot into the “Altar of the War Elephant” can Class-Change to Elephant. Sadly, they are elephants in name only; they still ride a horse afterwards.

Sages who study at the “Altar of the Scholarly Sage” can Class-Change to Solomon. Apparently means “peace”. Well, you can have your peace after slaying your enemies with magic.

If Celica the Princess enters the “Altar of the Noble Queen” she can Class-Change to Maeve. Apparently means “intoxicating” or perhaps named after the Warrior Queen of Connacht.

Finally, if Alm the Hero enters the “Altar of the Grand Conqueror”, he can Class-Change to Conqueror. Alright, we get it; Alm is supposed to be the inspiration for Walhart of Valm.

Series 3: Prelude of the Deliverance (from 24th May 2017)

These are four story maps that delve into the Deliverance’s past.

Bundle price: 1,500 Yen

Battle of Zofia Port

Difficulty: 2 stars
Price: 500 Yen
Rewards: Memory 11 (Fernand and Clair), Memory 12 (Clive and Mathilda), Fernand’s Lance (one-time; all allies must survive)

Clive and Fernand must assist their allies who are stuck in Zofia Port. A chance to finally use Fernand in battle. Also, it looks like you need to save Slayde’s sorry ass…

Memory 12 seems to show Clive and Mathilda when they’re younger, with posher looking attire.

South Fort Rescue Mission

Difficulty: 2 stars
Price: 500 Yen
Rewards: Lukas x Forsyth support conversation, Lukas x Python support conversation, Python’s Bow (one-time; must rescue all allies)

Lukas, Forsyth and Python need to rescue their allies from the South Fort. Features two new support conversations, although details of how they work are unclear.

Escaping the Underground Ruins

Difficulty: 2 stars
Price: 500 Yen
Rewards: Clair x Mathilda support conversation, Memory 13 (Mathilda and Fernand), Clair’s Lance (one-time)

For some reason, Clair and Mathilda sneak into an ancient ruin in search of a magic-sealing ring. Clearly it doesn’t go well because no such ring appears in the story.

Defence of Zofia Castle

Difficulty: 2 stars
Price: 500 Yen
Rewards: Clive x Forsyth support conversation, Clive x Python support conversation, Clive’s Lance, Lukas’s Shield (one-time; all player units must survive)

In this final map, the tables are turned and you must take control of Clive and the others as they defend Zofia Castle. History tells us they lose, but you can still go down fighting!

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