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

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.

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Fire Emblem E-Zine Volume 6, Available for pre-order now

With Fire Emblem Three Houses being an incredible hit, the Fire Emblem art community is more active than ever, and of course, with an active community comes fan-zines to showcase it all. The trend doesn’t stop for the crew at Together We Ride, with their next issue already accepting preorders!

If you’re unfamiliar, Together We Ride is a zine that explores the similarities that can be found throughout the Fire Emblem series’ considerable cast. Each individual piece in this zine features multiple characters spanning across the many games among the Fire Emblem series. This issue will feature art characters from the SNES games all the way up to the current Three Houses.

Volume 6 bumps up from Volume 5, with nearly double the content (52 full-color illustrated pages) created by 34 artists and writers, and Pre-Orders are available now on Etsy, until the January 19. More details below, and follow them at their Twitter and Tumblr.

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Heroes: Christmas Day brings Legendary Hero Celica

It’s probably been expected for quite some time, but it sure took a while for us to get the Legendary variant of Celica, Celica: Queen of Valentia. While fans probably saw this coming, what they probably did not see coming was her being a Green tome unit?

That’s right; Celica: Queen of Valentia, joins us as the next Legendary Hero, bringing a Fire blessing and coming with the Duel affinity (what the BST is, was not stated), as well as the Pair Up ability. Additionally, she comes with a personal weapon that boosts damage by 25% of an enemy’s Res, and also gives a flat speed boost as per other weapons of late. It’s neat, that you can compare this to Legendary Alm’s Lunar Arc bow, which does the same thing but with Defense instead of Resistance. Her B skill is also a personal, granting her a combination of Null Follow-up C 3 and Desperation 3 (No new quirks here, just a flat skill combination).

Her summoning event runs from December 24 at 11p PST until January 5. Of course, as per the rule, Celica’s Legendary banner comes with 11 other units at an 8% focused summoning rate. The other 11 units are:

  • Blue
    • Dimitri
    • Nagi
    • Peony
  • Colorless
    • Claude
    • Eir
    • Robin (Legendary)
  • Green
    • Edelgard
    • Thrasir
  • Red
    • Hrid
    • Ike (Legendary)
    • Roy (Legendary)

What are your thoughts on Legendary Celica and her new skills? Would she be a good Christmas present for Summoners?

For more details on Celica: Queen of Valentia, click Read More.

For the Japanese trailer, click here.

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The Game Awards: Three Houses Success Stories in Best Strategy Game and Player’s Voice awards!

To sum up things from The Game Awards 2019, not only was a lot announced, but Fire Emblem Three Houses won the Best Strategy Game. Nintendo America is quite proud of this, and many of the people behind the beloved game, such as the voice actors of Dorothea and Claude, have shared their pride in the success.

It’s well deserved, especially since Three Houses also won the Player’s Voice fan-vote award! That’s two rewards for traditional Fire Emblem’s first formal introduction back into a console since Radiant Dawn in 2007. Even if Three Houses wasn’t nominated for Game of the Year, it’s evident that it’s a widely appreciated game. If you haven’t played it yet, let this be what motivates you to pull that trigger and give it a shot.

If you’ve got time to burn during commercials, go look around Twitter at the community celebrating together!

I’d say that Super Smash Bros is practically a Fire Emblem game too, given its representation of many big names in the franchise such as long time fighters Marth and Roy, as well as Ike, Chrom, Lucina and Corrin and the myriad of assist trophies. Therefore, I am happy to see the Super Smash Bros Ultimate brought home the award for Best Fighting Game.

I’m posting this a bit early, so there could be some more Fire Emblem love going on in announcements or trailers, but I’m going to share this now because if you haven’t already seen the news, you deserve to be updated!