Heroes: Beyond Darkness brings Binding Blade units, coming March 7

Website dataminers uncovered some interesting bits of character data recently, and it’s nice to see that they were correct, proving to us that right around the corner is a Binding Blade banner, which had its video dropped just a short while ago.

Highlighted in the upcoming Beyond Darkness banner includes Fire Emblem Binding Blade’s Lugh, Sue, Thea and Idunn. Along with the four, come a handful of new skills (inheritable ones, too), and what looks to be a fearsome dragon unit.

Included in this batch is the second X-Serpent tome, as well as a Wo Dao equivalent bow (Bo Dao?), a Safeguard equivalent Lance (Lukas lovers, rejoice), yet another level-4 skill in Hone Spd 4, and another dual-Seal skill.

Wait, I thought good guys always faced right…

This comes with the next story chapter sequence, A Father’s Legacy, in which it looks like Gustav plays quite an important role in the plot.

Beyond Darkness and its chapters kick of on March 7 at 11p PT, so Summoners, if you’re interested in picking up a few long-awaited Binding Blade battles, enjoy the upcoming chance!

View the Japanese Trailer here. Artwork cited from 4Gamer.net.

For more details on the unit skill breakdown, click Read More.

Lugh: Anima Child, a Green Mage Infantry

Artwork | Standing : Attacking : Special : Damaged

  • Gronnserpent+
    • 12 Mt | 2 Rng
    • If foe initiates combat and foe uses bow, dagger, magic or staff, grants Def/Res +6 during combat.
  • Rally Up Res+ (Assist)
  • Mirror Stance 2 (A)
  • Atk Feint 3 (B)

Sue: Doe of the Plains, a Green Bow Cavalry

Artwork | Standing : Attacking : Special : Damaged

  • Short Bow+
    • 12 Mt | 2 Rng
    • Effective against flying foes. Deals +10 damage when Special triggers.
  • Moonbow [2] (Sp.)
  • Swift Sparrow 2 (A)
  • Chill Def 3 (B)
  • Hone Spd 4 (C)
  • At start of turn, grants Spd +7 to adjacent allies for 1 turn.

Thea: Stormy Flier, a Blue Lance Flier

Artwork | Standing : Attacking : Special : Damaged

  • Vanguard+
    • 14 Mt | 1 Rng
    • If foe initiates combat, grants Def +7 during combat
  • Ignis [4] (Sp.)
  • Steady Posture 2 (A)
  • Seal Spd/Def 2 (B)
    • Inflicts Spd/Def -5 on foe through its next action after combat.

Idunn: Dark Priestess, a Red Armor Dragon

Artwork | Standing : Attacking : Special : Damaged

  • Demonic Breath
    • 16 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Grants Def +3. Effective against armored foes. At start of combat, if a negative status effect is active on unit, or if unit’s HP < 100%, neutralizes penalties on unit and grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +4 during combat. If foe’s Range = 2, calculates damage using the lower of foe’s Def and Res.
  • Bonfire [3] (Sp.)
  • Fort. Def/Res 3 (A)
  • Vengeful Fighter 3 (B)
  • Ward Dragons (C)
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