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Single father of 2 in Texas. Avid enthusiast of tile-based games and overall upstanding fellow.

Heroes: Summer Returns with Three Familiar Faces and One New Hero

Our second summer since Fire Emblem Heroes released, brings us our third batch of swimsuit-clad battlers, with the incoming Summer’s Arrival banner. Hopefully, this banner can appeal to you, as it brings fans access to a new Awakening unit, Noire, as well as some classics from Fire Emblem Sacred Stones.

Included in this banner are our second Red Tome flier, as well as a handful of new weapons and skills that bestow some pretty wild effects.

Despite the pineapples, Takumi isn’t featured in this seasonal banner.

As typical, there will be a paralogue series of three chapters to provide orbs as rewards through, so even if you aren’t thrilled about the units themselves, the orbs are too easy to pass up. Fans interested in the Japanese banner video, can click here to view it.

Summer’s Arrival will be available starting on June 21 at 11p PT, and will continue to be available through July 25 at 11p PT, so there’s plenty of time to get your hands on a new summer swimmer if you have the desire to do so.

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Nintendo’s 2018 E3 Direct: All Details Fire Emblem Related (Fire Emblem Three Houses & Smash Bros)

If you’ve been keeping up with E3 over the past years, you’ll know that it’s one of the biggest tech conventions out there. Nintendo annually attends E3 and puts on a pretty huge presentation, dropping teasers and highlights of games and merchandise that’ll hit shelves for either the same day, or within the year.

Nintendo’s E3 2018 Recap

This year is no different, as Nintendo highlighted quite a bit this year in terms of gaming. We’re interested in how Fire Emblem fits into their grand scheme, and with Fire Emblem previously announced for the Switch, plus the presence of the Super Smash Bros invitational, you can bet that there’s at least some news in there for Fire Emblem fans.

Fire Emblem Three Houses comes out, looking downright incredible, with lightning fast load times, brigade based tiles, quite a bit of overworld exploration on foot, squad based controls, and an art style familiar to fans of the Fire Emblem Echoes Shadows of Valentia series.

With dialogue choices impacting your future, there’s quite a bit to consider for the future, and with almost one more year of wait time ahead of us, it’s time to start your speculation. We’ll have a separate post breaking down Fire Emblem Three Houses in full, so keep your eyes open for that.

We’ve got quite a wait ahead of us though, as it was announced for Spring 2019.

That’s not all to look forward to, however.

Super Smash Bros returns to the switch, as expected, as Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and brings with it classic fan favorites, like Mario and Lukas, well missed but returning hits like Snake and Pichu, as well as Fire Emblem staples such as Marth and Ike. To quote the devs, they’re all back. Interestingly, while Corrin and Robins were also present, Lucina’s presence indicated herself with a 21 E for her appearance placement, while many other characters didn’t have anything specially displayed. Don’t worry, they cover it.

The twist to this game, is that like in the N64 days, you start with a small roster (8 playables), and constantly unlock new characters as you proceed through the game.

Neat inclusions include confirmation on Ike having palettes for both his Path of Radiance version, as well as his Radiant Dawn version, both of which are voiced slightly differently.

Marth also comes in, fully voiced in English.

The Epsilon character indicates Echo Fighters, which are characters built in such a way that they’re more recognizable as similar but not identical to other character, characters.

Lyn remains as an Assist Trophy, but a slight modification makes it so that defeating Assist Trophy characters nets you a point in point based matches.

Lastly, we see other staples of things expected, such as inclusion of all stages previously seen, GameCube controller, enhanced amiibo compatibility, before the tease of new playable character Ridley from the Metroid franchise, all of which can be experienced first hand on December 7, 2018.

Serenes Forest Talent Showcase | June-mmunity Fanartist Month – Day 5 (Goldtectonic)

The Fire Emblem fanbase features talent of all kinds, and while some find their art production limited to in their own studios, others are able to take their work on the go and attend conventions in which to showcase and sell their talented creations. Goldtectonic is one such artist, as she’s visited cons, such as Fanime in California, to show off her goods, but also is quite active on her various social media outlets.

It took a while for Heroes to bring us Kinshi Knights, but it didn’t take long for fans to appreciate them.

In celebration of the new Ryoma and Hinoka variants released by the Fire Emblem Heroes team, look no further for a satisfied fan then GoldTectonic’s Ryoma and Hinoka charms! Preorders for these two are open until June 24, so if you want to get your hands on a Blue Sky Warrior or Supreme Samurai of your own, and haven’t had the good fortune in Heroes to summon one yourself, here’s a good way to fill that Hoshidan hole in your heart.

That’s pretty big, if you ask me!

Her prints can be found here as well, of course, and it should be mentioned that while she definitely is a fan of Ryoma in his Kinshi Knight form, her talent can be seen all over her charms availability, spreading out from the Fire Emblem Awakening cast to Fire Emblem Heroes cast (and this includes other variants of Ryoma, plus even some love for Fire Emblem Echoes Shadows of Valentia).

This is a pretty diverse set, as you don’t see too many Frederick, Niles or Laslow charms.

Gold’s very active on her Twitter, and her charms can be found on her TicTail. With as active as she is in the fanart community, it’s worth paying her a visit and seeing what she’s able to create next!

If you’d like to show support for the community, pay them a visit at their respective Etsy, Twitter or otherwise listed pages above (anything bolded can be clicked). Give them a follow or a share, or pick one of their creations up for yourself if you’re able and interested.

If you want to have your work showcased on Serenes Forest, contact me (Elieson) on our forums and I’ll do my best to feature you and your talents. Bear in mind that June will feature more of a crafts lineup, while December will be our Draw-cember event, featuring talent more akin to drawings, paintings and the like.

Berwick Saga Receives English Translation and Live Stream Now!

If you’ve been keeping up with Aethin’s translation efforts for Shozou Kaga’s Berwick Saga, you may be interested in paying a visit to Lord Raven’s Twitch server. Lord Raven’s Twitch channel (Click there), is live Now. Come and watch, to keep up while he and Aethin continue their gameplay through Chapter 5!

If you miss the stream, you can still keep up with Aethin’s work and the translation here, in its Serenes Forest thread.

As a recap: Serenes Forest user Aethin has been hard at work, assembling a fantastic English translation of this Japanese-exclusive title for players to finally enjoy in our English-dominant region. He’s completed about 2/3 of the translation project, and another Serenes Forest user Lord Raven has been working with Aethin as a player of the game to showcase it for the world to enjoy.