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Heroes: Preview Trailer for Gifts of Winter & Tempest Trials Details!

More Christmas Armors are coming to ring in the holidays in Fire Emblem Heroes! Check out the Preview Trailer for Gifts of Winter, the latest Special Heroes banner, below.

Three new heroes are joining us this banner: Christmas versions of Fae, Ephraim, and Eirika. As expected, all three of them are armoured units, including Eirika as our first armoured Staff wielder. Each of them also comes with a new weapon and another new skill. Scroll on down below for a text breakdown.

These three new heroes will be featured in a new Paralogue story as well, also titled “Gifts of Winter“. Furthermore, they’ll also appear in the upcoming Tempest Trials+: Life Is But Fleeting!

Eirika, Ephraim, and Fae will be bonus allies for the event, along with last year’s Christmas heroes: Chrom, M!Robin, Lissa, and Tharja. The final bonus ally is a new Christmas Cecilia, who will be the bonus unit for this TT.

You’ll also be able to earn a Water Blessing and two new Sacred Seals this event: Fierce Stance 1 and Drive Res 1. Additionally, we’ll get a new Log-In Bonus and there will likely be a rerun of last year’s Christmas banner, too.

The Gifts of Winter banner and the new Tempest Trials will both begin this Tuesday, 18 December. Good luck pulling some new festive heroes for your team and also in the upcoming event!

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Cipher Series 15 Pre-Release Livestream: New Cards & Art, S17 Announcement, & More!

On Saturday, 8 December, the Cipher team held the Series 15 Pre-Release Livestream live over NicoNico and YouTube! As usual, Ryota Kawade (Cipher Producer) and Young led the show, along with recurring guest Eri Suzuki (VA for Soleil, Delthea, and Emma).

The focus of the day’s stream was mainly to showcase pack opening for the upcoming 15th Cipher booster series! The set, titled “Shining World“, releases this week on 13 December! It features cards and characters from New Mystery, Conquest, Genealogy, Thracia 776, and TMS#FE.

A number of visitors joined in during the stream, including FE voice actors and artists. Later on, they also showed off new art for next year’s S16 and shared the long-awaited announcement of S17! Read on below for further details and pictures.

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Final Cipher S15 Weekly Recap: Daily Reveals & Livestream Reminder!

With the S15 release date less than a week away, today is the Final Cipher S15 Weekly Recap! @fecipher has revealed a lot of special cards this week gearing up towards release. The most recent came out today: a special joined-art card for Katarina from New Mystery! The left card is her regular SR while the right is an alternate art SR+ variant.

Jakob from Fates and Reinhardt from Thracia 776 also joined the SR crew this week. You can see both of their SR cards below, along with their unpromoted versions. This is Reinhardt’s Cipher debut, but his Heroes popularity made him a strong SR candidate. Jakob has had other cards in the past, but this is his first dual-colour card.

The final reveals of this week are both R+ variant cards. First up Elise, shown here along with her Cost 1. Like Ryoma and Sakura in S14, Elise gets an alternate art R+ variant with some fancy foil work. The final card is a signed R+ card for Elice, Marth’s sister. Kawade first revealed this card with the text blocked out during a previous livestream. The signature on the card is Sumi Shimamoto, Elice’s VA from the original Fire Emblem OAV.

Although S15 still has some surprises, we’ll get to see at least a few of them soon! Tomorrow at 8pm JST, the Cipher S15 Pre-Release Livestream will begin! Kawade and Young will be joined by a wide variety of guests, including two VAs (Eri Suzuki and Kazuo Natsuka) and three artists (Yuko Oguma, Tetsu Kurosawa, and Yamada Kotaro).

Like most pre-release streams, this one will focus on showing off some remaining cards in S15. We’ll also likely get some news and art for upcoming sets, as well as an in-person look at some of the Comiket goods. The stream will also reveal some more information on the upcoming Fire Emblem Expo, so that’s extra exciting!

If you’d like to watch along live, the stream will be available both via NicoNico and YouTube live. As usual, we’ll post an article after the stream to share all interesting information afterward.

That’s all we have for now! Cipher Series 15 will release next next on 13 December. For further discussion about Cipher, feel free to join us in the Cipher subforum on the forums! You can also check out the Cipher Wiki for translations of the cards and more detailed information.

Heroes: New Weapon Refinery Updates for December Update!

Ever since Heroes claimed that the Version 3.0 Update would come in December, players have eagerly been awaiting news. Now we might have the first piece of it, with New Weapon Refinery Updates planned to go into effect soon!

A whopping 7 characters are getting new weapons with this update:

  • Palla: Whitewing Blade
  • Est: Whitewing Spear
  • Catria: Whitewing Lance
  • Ogma: Gladiator’s Blade
  • Female Robin: Tactical Gale
  • Male Robin: Tactical Bolt
  • Navarre: Scarlet Sword

Additionally, all of these weapons will get further upgrades via the Weapon Refinery! The Japanese Heroes twitter claims that the Whitewings’ weapons will have a special Triangle Attack effect. What do you think the other weapons’ special abilities will be?

Unfortunately we don’t have any further news as to when the update will come, aside from “December”. We also don’t know what else will be planned to come along with it, besides the hints towards Book III. Hopefully we’ll get some more information soon.