Heroes: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Banner drops January 19, Free Itsuki in Tempest Trials+

If you’re a fan of the Wii U’s Tokyo Mirage Session #FE game, or are excited about the Encore release for the Switch that’s about to come out, well guess what; We’re getting a Banner for it! Enter Tsubasa, Eleonora, Mamori and Kiria in New Heroes (A Star is Born), featuring key playable characters from the TMS#FE series!

What’s to know if you’re not too familiar with the heavily Fire Emblem inspired Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem “crossover”, the game itself features a cast of characters working towards becoming idols, with some of the cast already there and others just starting down the career path. Our ‘Heroes’ battle in a turn based setting with combat based on Fire Emblem, by way of the Weapon Triangle, among other features. This Banner features four units that have access to their Carnage Form, which effectively summons an altered Fire Emblem character to empower them and join in combat. That is probably the most preliminary of plot setup, but I’m prepared to spoil what I myself and not the most familiar with. What’s more, is that all four units in this Banner bring their Carnage Form partners with them.

The units don’t bring too many new things with them, but there is a new skill -Session skill line up for grabs present on both Mamori and Tsubasa, which are A-skills that focus on granting buffs to a unit based on the amount of foes who have already acted. The less foes that have acted, the more buffs that will be given. What’s neat on this is that in battles that feature fewer than 3 units at some point, or just have yet to move, the buffs provided are either +6 to two stats or +3 to two stats (depending on the skill). I am actually a bit unsure of how to interpret Tsubasa’s Sword Session skill, since it works on Player Phase but checks herself as an acting unit? I’ll have to see it in action to fully understand it. There are also some new line skills present, like Spd/Def Ruse 3 and Lul Atk/Res 3.

Tsubasa comes with Caeda, Eleonora with Virion, Mamori with Draug and Kiria with Tharja. Additionally, Itsuki, the lead male protagonist in the game, was spotted in one of the maps, implying that he’ll be a free unit coming soon, as Itsuki: Finding a Path, with Chrom, in the next Tempest Trials+ event. He is spotted as a Red Sword Infantry…will his sword be a Mirage weapon as well?

The next summoning event for the banner kicks off on January 19 at 11p PT, so you’ve got plenty of time to save up those Orbs if you’re looking for either the new skills or some new units from a fun game!

For the Japanese trailer, click here.

For more details on the unit’s skills, and their full artwork, click Read More.

Full artwork for the 4 summonable character can be found here, courtesy of 4Gamer.net.

Eleonora: Shooting Scarlet, a Colorless Bow Infantry
Voice: Jenny Yokobori (+ Taylor Henry as Virion) | Artist: Kakage

  • Mirage Longbow
    • 14 Mt | 2 Rng
    • Effective against Flying foes.
    • Grants Spd +3.
    • If unit’s Spd > foe’s Spd, foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
  • Rally Atk/Spd+
  • Atk/Spd Push 4
  • Spd/Def Ruse 3
    • If a Rally Assist skill is used by unit or targets unit, inflicts Spd/Def -5 and [Guard] on foes in cardinal directions of unit and target through their next actions.
      • [Guard]
        Inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on target per attach during combat through its next action. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)

Kiria: Cool Facade, a Red Tome Infantry
Voice: Megan Harvey (+ Stephanie Sheh as Tharja) | Art: cuboon

  • Mirage Rod
    • 14 Mt | 2 Rng
    • Grants Atk +3.
    • Inflicts Atk/Res -6 on foes within 2 spaces during combat.
  • Iceberg [3]
  • Atk/Res Solo 3
  • Lull Atk/Res 3
    • Inflicts Atk/Res -3 on foe and neutralizes foe’s bonuses to Atk/Res (from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.

Mamori: Microwavin’ Idol, a Green Axe Infantry
Voice: Elizabeth Simmons (+ Patrick Seitz as Draug) | Art: Himukai Yuji

  • Mirage Axe
    • 16 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Grants Res +3
    • If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Def/Res +6 to unit during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.
  • Bonfire [3]
  • Shield Session 3 (A)
    • If foe initiates combat, grants bonus to unit’s Def/Res during combat = 9 – number of foes who have already acted x 3 (min value of 3).
  • Vengeful Fighter 3

Tsubasa: Madcap Idol, a Blue Lance Flier
Voice: Kayli Mills (+ Cherami Leigh as Caeda) | Art: azu-taro

  • Mirage Feather
    • 16 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Effective against armored foes.
    • Effective against cavalry foes.
    • Grants Spd +3.
    • If unit initiates combat after an ally has already acted, grants Atk/Spd +6 during combat and unit can make a follow-up attack before fow can counterattack.
  • Moonbow [2]
  • Blade Session 3
    • If unit initiates combat, grants bonus to unit’s Atk/Spd during combat = 9 – number of allies who have already acted x 3 (min value of 3).
  • Chill Spd 3
  • Hone Fliers

 

About the Author: Elieson
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