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Heroes: Old Grand Hero Battles Return + New Special Missions!

@FE_Heroes_JP tweeted out an interesting announcement earlier today, leading to some speculation among Fire Emblem Heroes players…

As translated by VincentASM, the tweet fully states the following:

[Notice] From Monday 24th April at 16:00, the Grand Hero Battles “Robin – Mystery Tactician” and “Navarre – Scarlet Sword” make a reappearance! At the same time, there will be timed special missions where you can befriend Grand Hero(es)! Please try to challenge the Grand Hero Battles even if you’ve already cleared them previously.

The first part of the tweet is pretty straightforward: Grand Hero Battles for both Female Robin and Navarre will be available once again! If you missed getting one or both versions of these heroes, now is a great time to snag them up.

The second part of the tweet is where things get interesting. “Timed special missions” definitely implies that there will be some new content with this update. The last sentence also implies that these missions will be connected to the reappearing Grand Hero Battles in some way. However, no further details are as yet available.

Regardless, we won’t have to wait all too long for the mystery to be revealed. The update will go live during the very next game update at 7:59am UTC tomorrow!

Cipher: Chrom Magazine Promo, New S9 Artwork and Livestream Info!

After a drought of news regarding Fire Emblem Cipher, a few interesting tidbits have been recently revealed. Just today, Dengeki Nintendo tweeted a new promo card of Chrom from Awakening will be released in their upcoming June issue!

The magazine will be released on April 21st and can be pre-ordered from Amazon Japan here. As usual, each issue comes with two copies of the card. There is no indication that the matching issue of Nintendo DREAM will include a promo card, however.

Additionally, the @FECipher twitter account recently revealed a beautiful piece of artwork featuring Rinea and Berkut from Fire Emblem Echoes.

The image was showcased to promote the upcoming Cipher Summer Livestream, which will broadcast live over NicoNico on May 13th. Hibiki Yamamura, Rinea’s voice actress, will be a guest on the show. As usual, Ryota Kawade and Young will be hosting.

If Cipher follows its typical schedule, daily card reveals for Series 9 will likely start the week before the livestream, if not sooner. Once daily reveals begin, so will our weekly Cipher set coverage, so stay tuned!

Heroes: Zephiel Grand Hero Battle & Battling Zephiel Banner!

The next Grand Hero Battle in Fire Emblem Heroes is now live! The star of this battle is Zephiel, the main antagonist of Binding Blade. As usual, you can play both a Hard and Lunatic map to earn yourself a 3★ and 4★ version of the King of Bern.

Releasing alongside the new Grand Hero Battle is a matching focus banner entitled Battling Zephiel. The 5★ focus units available in this battle are Nowi, Frederick, Hana, and Reinhardt. If you’re having trouble against Zephiel, perhaps summoning one or more of these heroes could help lead your army to victory!

Both the battle and the accompanying banner will be available until Monday, April 24th at 7:59 am UTC.

Heroes: Pegasus Sister Quests & Zephiel Grand Hero Battle Info!

Fire Emblem Heroes is commemorating tomorrow’s official release of Fire Emblem Echoes with some gifts and quests for its players!

All players will receive a special, one-time login bonus of 5 orbs, and a new mission entitled “Pegasus Sisters” is now available. Completing the first three quests give players 3★ versions of Palla, Catria, and Est. Those units can then be used in battle to earn up to 6 additional orbs! The new quests are valid through 7.59 AM UTC on May 8th.

Additionally, the @FE_Heroes_JP twitter account revealed that Zephiel’s Grand Hero Battle will begin tomorrow! Like in other recent GHB’s, Zephiel will be available as both a 3★ and 4★ Hero, though the latter requires completing a fiendishly difficult Lunatic difficulty map.

The twitter account also shared a glimpse of the map itself, so you can begin to plan out how you might tackle it. Zephiel himself comes equipped with Eckesachs, Reprisal, Life and Death 3, and Wary Fighter 3.

Presumably, a new Fighting Zephiel banner will also be available starting tomorrow. As it has not yet been datamined, however, we do not yet know which focus units will be included.
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