Fire Emblem Three Houses has had quite a few news tidbits drop today; let us start with the DLC and Season Pass. Vincent will be analyzing the new Japanese video information that just dropped in time. Look forward to that post very soon.
First off; good news, is that the main game is available for pre-purchase for NA and JP Switch users.
The expansion pass is also pre-purchasable now on the Eshop. The first part of it includes some cute officer uniforms for Byleth, (both genders).
The DLC will be released in four waves, and will work as follows,
We have some new pieces of Three Houses information for you.
First, there will be some new officially-licensed Nintendo Switch-related products from Maxgames, who also released similar products for Super Mario Bros. and Pokken Tournament. These will be released in Japan on 26th July, to coincide with the game’s release.
Above is the Nintendo Switch Smart Pouch EVA (Fire Emblem Three Houses). What we have here is a neat carry case that carries your Nintendo Switch more securely, along with space for 3 game cards. It features Sothis on the main part of the design.
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Next is the Nintendo Switch Card Pocket 24 (Fire Emblem Three Houses). It carries your Nintendo Switch game cards: up to 24 at a time. Once again, the design is based on Sothis.
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For the next part of this article, many influencers have recently started to upload previews of the game. Like earlier previews, they played a bit of the academy section during the 8th month, plus the King of Beasts map.
Playthrough by RogersBase
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.