Nintendo Japan has shared some new details about Fire Emblem Three Houses‘s Japanese special edition, the “Fódlan Collection”.
Firstly, here’s a look at the game’s box art and main visual.
The cover illustration is designed by Miss Chinatsu Kurahana, who’s the character designer for this game. In the background is the Garreg Mach Monastery, the two protagonists standing solemnly with their swords, and the three house leaders each crossing weapons. The standard edition will have the same cover.
Next is the Fódlan Artbook, which includes character designs and landscapes.
This is an art book containing 128 pages in total with a large number of illustrations and concept artwork. These include details of all the students enrolled in the three houses. If you read this, your enjoyment of the game’s world will surely be enhanced!
Nintendo has recently announced the upcoming NES/Famicom games to be available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. While the West get Kid Icarus and Star Tropics. Japan gets Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and the Konami arcade game, Yie Ar Kung-Fu.
Nintendo Switch owners with Japanese accounts should be able to access the game if they wish to try it out. Of course, a subscription to Nintendo’s Online Service is required (although, if it’s your first time, you can also apply for a 7-day trial). Switch games are not region locked.
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light is the very first Fire Emblem game starring Marth, as he attempts to reclaim kingdom, honor, his heirloom–the Falchion–and rescue his sister.
It laid the foundation of many common themes, archetypes and traditions still present in the series to this very day. While rough and kind of clunky by today’s standards it still holds a significant place in the franchise’s history.
This will be the fourth time the game has been re-released, Japan received the game on October 20th 2009 for the Wii Virtual Console, August 1st 2012 on the 3DS and finally the Wii U in June 4th 2014.
It will be available on the Famicom service from March 13th 2019.
We have some proper footage of Chrom in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as of yesterday, when Nintendo of Japan posted a video showcasing newcomer Chrom & veteran Lucina facing newcomers Ridley & Dark Samus of Metroid fame.
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 4!
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 (66.2% to be precise), 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.