Three Houses: Wave 3 and 4 DLC Outlined in Famitsu Guidebook

Today, the Three Houses Perfect Guide–a guidebook published by Famitsu–came out in Japan. Interestingly, it has a a page that briefly outlines the contents of the currently unreleased Wave 3 and 4 DLC (alongside the released ones).

Many thanks to the Japanese fan who posted it and Ein on GameFAQs for sharing it. Of course, in this day and age, it’s possible to fake pages like this. However, there’s a similar page from the guidebook, which has a similar layout and style.

Past here is a translation of the DLC contents. Please note that there are some very minor spoilers.

Wave 3

Free DLC

  • New playable unit: Jeritza (certain route[s] only)
  • New support conversations [presumably featuring Jeritza]
  • New activities
  • New online features

Paid DLC

  • New playable unit: Anna
  • New monastery facilities
  • New online [features?]
  • Anna and Jeritza paralogue
  • New quests (around 10)
  • New activities: Sauna [who didn’t see this coming?], playing with dogs and cats(!)
  • New costumes: Maid, Butler and more
  • New battalions: Maid and Butler

Wave 4

Paid DLC

  • Side story: Abyss Mode
  • New playable characters: Juris, Balthazar, Constanze and Javi [tentative translations]
  • New support conversations
  • New monastery facilities
  • New online features
  • New classes (4)
  • New enemy monsters
  • New hero relics
  • New paralogues
  • New quests
  • New battalions
  • New gambits
  • New costumes for Byleth (male), Byleth (female) and Sothis

Disclaimer: Names and contents may change when the DLC is actually released.

Update: The “new costumes for Byleth and Sothis” turned out to be the Sothis Regalia costume, which was released ahead of Wave 4. The wording used by Famitsu was slightly vague and was meant to be read as “new Sothis costumes for Byleth”.

Hmm, could the new characters be bearers of the crests lost to history? Especially since we’re getting new hero relics. However, there are 5 such crests and only 4 characters. How strange… Unless Anna is the 5th crest-bearer?

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  • GeminiJ

    Doesn’t Anna’s clothes have the crest of Ernest on it?

    • Aveyn Knight

      It seems like it. Ernest is also the first crest in the list, which is equally dubious…

  • CombatMagi

    Of course Jeritza is certain routes only my guess is Black Eagles and Blue Lions all things considering.

    • Setsuna (Soran ibrahim)

      Black eagles makes sense since he was absent post timeskip. As for the Blue lions, if he was to be recruited, then who will take his place in fort merceus?

      • Jack Arnold

        True, dat.

        • Big Klingy

          He’ll be replaced by his distant cousin Bleritza.

          • TheBraveGallade

            Goddamit klingy

          • Big Klingy

            I regret nothing!

  • No playable Sothis in some form? That’s interesting.

    • Ephraim Hafez

      pretty weird considering how she seems to get an alternative costume seeing how she isn’t playable in any form- maybe these news turn out to be fake or some other content might be added? feels kinda off considering how Sothis has crit/battle quotes & etc in the game’s directory…maybe it was planned to add her, but the idea was ultimately scratched? Pity considering how strong she is in heroes!

      • Peter Matthins

        why would this news be fake. And not all premade materials get used. Its made for what if scenarios. Like if they decided to give us playable sothis. But from what this says, then for now that isn’t happening.

        • MidbossVyers

          At least, some more cutscenes so that she gets more screen time? Basically, she should be like Helga from Dies Irae. Every iteration of the story has her appear more and more. Initially, Helga could not physically manifest. Interview with Kaziklu Bey has her physically manifest only when Wilhelm uses the highest magnitude of his Briah (the self-destructive sort). The anime has her manifest every time Wilhelm uses any magnitude of Briah, and I’m pretty sure when he is using Yetzirah, too.

      • Semi Colon Parenthesis

        “considering how strong she is in heroes!”
        Well she’s a god, a mythic hero, plot critical, “whale bait”, etc.
        Remember this is the same game that made:
        -Seth and Mathilda garbage
        -Karla and Ayra godly

    • Greg Miller

      Maybe there is free dlc for wave 4 planned and she will be part of it

    • Timothy

      Well, we don’t know if this is a completed list to begin with, DLC is still 7 months away, and Nintendo might not be fully reveal the content yet. Sothis getting clothes but nothing else and Jeritza being the only exclusive character makes me wonder.

      We also don’t know if there are more DLCs later, all previous FE games gets twice the amount the DLC than we have now (Awakening $50, Fates $78 if you counted paths, SoV $45)

      • Spambot

        Seeing as how she is partially complete as a playable character in the current game’s code, maybe they just had a costume made for her and are throwing it in as DLC. Anyways, I don’t think they’d leave out major DLC info like a playable character.

        • MrPerson0

          “Anyways, I don’t think they’d leave out major DLC info like a playable character.”

          Berkut in Echoes had fully voiced level up lines. Didn’t mean he would make it in as a DLC character.

      • MrPerson0

        ” all previous FE games gets twice the amount the DLC than we have now”

        But they already had a schedule for all those DLC at launch. From what I recall, the DLC released near the end weren’t a surprise to fans.

    • xanxibar

      why the fuck would you want playable Sothis?

      • Because she disappears early on and I want to see more of her?

  • Ephraim Hafez

    wait, what do they mean by Abyss Mode?? Is that a new difficulty level, additional story content, or (what I’d hope for the most) a 5th story path???

    • Aveyn Knight

      Unfortunately, that’s all we’ve got. It seems to be the new story content, but calling it a “mode” is pretty weird. Maybe it’s separate from the main game like the Torna DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

      • AirshipCanon

        Well, “Abyss” would indicate it’s a Difficulty Mode.

        • Setsuna (Soran ibrahim)

          Maybe we get it as part of the free dlc.
          No way its going to be paid dlc.

        • Mundus

          Inb4 its a 1 save run so that every decision counts. Once you’re out of pulses that its time to start a new save. I always loved iron man runs in Xcom and i wish fire emblem had that too.

  • Skye Lowell

    Anna will most likely have the Crest of Ernest! also, I thought there were 5 total waves of DLC?

    • Farya

      pretty sure its only 4. thats whats been stated on the official website for the dlc, so…

  • Violet Schadwinkel

    What do they mean with “Side-Story”?

    • Omedon

      If I were to guess, I’d say that sounds akin to the infinite dungeon of Final Fantasy Tactics. “The Story is Over, but WHOA we found this portal for endless potentially randomized maps!”

      • Hauke von Arding

        That would not be a side STORY.

        • Omedon

          Well, perhaps not in the way you or I would like it, but if they threw in some dialogue to motivate why we get “infinite months, infinite maps” mode post-credits (something the game would “need” with its final DLC, IMO)… that might be “story enough” to say “side story.” We’ll see :).

          • Setsuna (Soran ibrahim)

            My guess is that it would be some Gold and exp farming maps. Maybe some where you farm Materials and weapons too, who knows?
            Nintendo did that since Awakening.

          • Hauke von Arding

            This would be auxillary battles, which were added in the first wave already and they didn’t called them story content. They literally called them ‘grinding maps’ in the annoucnement.

          • Setsuna (Soran ibrahim)

            YOu can only grind them as long as you got points what i mean maps that dont need any points and can be repeated whenever you want like in normal mode.

    • Mundus

      If i where to guess it will probably be you importing your current save to another “story” that takes place after the game ends. Using all your units, but only the new characters and byleth will actually be part of the story probably.

  • Bcardia


    Three Houses has been quite non-pandering and tasteful as far as modern FE goes, so it’s going to be reaaally interesting to see how they will handle it. Maybe IntSys/Koei will say fuck it and go full fanservice-mode.

    • Daniel Bond

      That’s what I’m guessing will happen; fan-service features seem to be all the rage among video game developers these days unfortunately. 🙁

      • Ruri “Kuroneko” Gokō

        Ever heard the saying “sex sells”? It’s a simple business strategy to draw in simple minded customers.

        • magicmanfire

          Well its DLC, I dont know if it’s trying to help sell the game. I think it’s a just a extra bonus for the players playing this game. Duh

      • magicmanfire

        Dude have you ever existed in the early 2000s? I’ve seen a lot of half naked women ingame commercials and cut scene.


      • magicmanfire

        Also you look fucking stupid

      • magicmanfire

        Also why did you use your picture for profile?

      • Mikazuki’s Bitch

        Sex sells.

      • xanxibar

        You idiots seem to have forgotten that Nintendo is behind this game.

    • Setsuna (Soran ibrahim)

      Well, if that were to happen then we would see shitstorm from the shill journos from Kotaku and these pedophiles from “resetera” crying about it.

      But Koei is known to give no shit as they did with Tifa in Dissidia.

      • magicmanfire


      • xanxibar

        lol what kind of retarded fuckface is this? the only pedophiles are the ones who defend pedo art to begin with (like those gamergate scumbags who were butt hurt at the censored panty shots in TMS).

        • Setsuna (Soran ibrahim)

          The difference between gamergate and Retardera is that we at the very least defend artistic freedom for fictional characters.
          You guys on the other han are into real girls.
          Just look how many pedophilia advocates are on Resetera.

    • DivineLion

      they could easily put it on time skip only. thats my guess

      • Soulses

        That would definitely be the safest bet because if it’s before It will get hit hard because of their ages

        • magicmanfire

          Mercedes is 20 years old

      • magicmanfire

        I don’t know l, I mean some of the students are already in their 20s

    • magicmanfire

      “Non-panderinng and tactful”?

      Fist off, I dont remember awakening having fan service. Other than the filler DLC.

      In fates fan service is also in filler dlc and in two characters on the nhor side, but that ties into their characters.

      How is this surprising, you stupid fuck. Lol

  • Omedon

    You can thank @NinSwitchNews for a new reader! Glad to find you guys! 🙂

  • Nolan Kryptonite

    Excited for the new classes. Sick of everyone being essentially the same 3-4 classes in end game…

  • Entermaid The Elegant

    Judith better be playable in wave 4 it would be nonsense if Jeritza is playable in specific route which obviously makes sense but not her she’s one of my favorite supporting character and would gladly S Support her too!

    • Omedon

      I just finished GD last night (third house I played) and I love Judith! I’d love to have her playable!

  • Setsuna (Soran ibrahim)

    I was expecting Anna and jeritza(moreor less) to be part of the DLC.
    Just wondering how we will be able tor ecruit jeritza though.

    As for the Story mode” Abyss mode”
    It sounds like some interdimensional travel.

    • Semi Colon Parenthesis

      “Abyss”, as far as I know, was introduced in feh.

  • Omedon

    As far as online features go, I’m surprised that this game doesn’t have an “indirect PVP” mode allowing players to pick a loadout of defending units on a map of their choosing that other players can just raid. I don’t know how rewards would fit in a non-normal/casual playthrough where combat opportunities are precious, but that could be really fun to get stats on how well your team is doing. This is my first FE game, so maybe that’s sacrilege in this series, but I’ve enjoyed something like that in other games. I do respect FE3H not doing *direct* PVP, I think that could only breed negativity, personally, and begin the groaning for “class balance” that really doesn’t belong in a game like this.

    • chrillo

      In Fire Emblem Fates, the indirect PVP worked pretty much like how you suggested, and the battles were always played in casual, no matter what difficulty your save was set to. Fates also had direct PVP, though that didn’t affect your save at all, seeing as it was a different game mode accessed from the main menu

    • Aghad Larhen

      I for one think three houses is certainly the FE that would’v benefited the most from *direct* PVP given that weapons aren’t locked to classes and any character could become any class. PVP in fates really fell off due to things like the Hacked skills/classes and Pair-Up still being broken, but moreso imo that routing the enemy was literally the only mode. If the My castle sieges were active PVP along with Seizing the throne or arrival/defend maps would be great. Heck, I’d be hard pressed to say Co-OP maps w/Leaderboards would be fun or all out Battle royales a la “Blood of the Eagle and Lion” would make pvp work.

  • Timothy

    I wonder if this is a complete or only partial list, things like “Sothis clothes” makes little sense since she has so little screen time, probably 1/3 was animated cutscenes, unless Sothis ended up being a playable later as well.

  • kaitakashi

    Thanks Vincent! Looks promising! I think these will make the DLC worthwhile. If these get confirmed I will definitely buy it.

  • milkes

    I was hoping Kronya would be playable.

    • Ruri “Kuroneko” Gokō

      Byleth: “You know how we went out to take revenge on that girl that killed my father? So, funny story, she’ll be joining you in class from now on.”
      Leonie: *angry Leonie noises*
      Byleth: “What do you mean why? Have you seen her divine boobs? Even the goddess herself would be envious. It would be sacrilegious to kill her.”
      Leonie: …
      Leonie: …

      Sothis: *angry loli noises*

      • Rahmel Bland

        This made me laugh more than it should have LOL

  • Mundus

    I hope Jeritza is recruit able in any route. As after i am done with maddening the only run i will have left is the church run. And i think i will be saving that for abyss mode. Since i think that is the hardest route.

    • Sentinel

      Abyss isn’t a new difficulty. It’s a side story.

  • nainelaine

    deadass one of the new recruitable characters better be the gatekeeper

    and also new support convos better be more samesex s supports xoxo

  • Sentinel

    I’m looking forward to more things to do around the Monastery.

    I think they did an overall good job with it but even I can’t deny that it gets a little monotonous later on since there aren’t that many activities to do overall.

  • Someguy

    No Papa Jeralt? i’m mad >;(

  • hahaha no

    hooooo boy can’t wait for guys over at resetera to have a breakdown over the sauna
    jokes aside the new waves of dlc’s looks good & with anna in the mix? IM IN

    • Camille

      A sauna where the characters address fully clothed too… though I wouldn’t be surprised if it did still piss them off.

  • Fritz Philogene

    God, I fucking hope that they give the girls a Grappler line variant, and the guys a Pegasus Knight and Gremory variant. Locking certain classes behind gender when the units could wreck even more shit is baffling to me.

  • Glob Damnit Llama

    *Twiddling thumbs while patiently waiting for news about the “Three Houses” version of FE:Fate’s Revelations where everyone realizes there’s a bunch of assholes pulling all the strings behind the main story.*

    *Reads DLC Roadmap*

    *Nervously twiddles thumbs harder.*