Back in May, Nintendo Dream conducted a post-launch interview with the developers of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Thanks to Kirokan, this interview has now been translated into English.
In the interview, the developers reflect on the player feedback received after launch and discuss how certain design choices were made, such as the inclusion of new characters and Alm becoming left-handed.
We were incredibly anxious due to development limitations, as well as wondering whether the newer fans of the series would be accepting of this game. So after seeing the great response the game got, well, it was a relief!
They even briefly mention Fire Emblem Switch and touch on some Fire Emblem Heroes-related trivia.
With the experience and “know-how” gained from Awakening and Fates, we attempted to make [the people] in both this game and the next one on Switch closer to realistic proportions and movements.
Whereas really, the FEH side just wanted another archer unit [with Faye].
You can read the full interview over on Kantopia or our forums.
Almost a year after Vestaria Saga I was released, S_Kaga has revealed his upcoming plans for the series on his blog.
(Image copyright S_Kaga)
Instead of Vestaria Saga II, fans can look forward to not one but two gaidens (side-stories) deeply connected to the first game.
From our understanding, the main body of volunteers working on the 2nd game (Vestaria Saga II) are taking a much-needed break. But rather than keep us waiting, S_Kaga wants to use this downtime to flesh out the stories introduced in the first game.
Here are the details that S_Kaga shared with his followers:
Famitsu’s official website has shared a tiny Fire Emblem Warriors-related snippet from its next issue, which arrives on Japanese bookshelves on 3rd August.
We learn that Cordelia, the exceptionally skilled yet humble Ylissean Pegasus Knight, and the female version of Robin the Tactician will be joining the previously-announced Awakening warriors on the battlefield.
The accompanying text also states that the magazine will be delving into key gameplay mechanics such as effective damage, the weapon triangle, as as well as Classic and Casual (modes, presumably).
In Classic, fallen characters cannot be re-deployed, mimicking permanent death in the main series games, while this restriction is removed in Casual. Earlier, the developers had teased permanent death, so it’ll be interesting to see how it works here.
Following last Friday’s Feh Channel update, we now have the finalised brackets for the Battle at the Beach Voting Gauntlet.
In the first round, the following pairs of swimsuit-clad Heroes will be battling it out:
- Gaius vs. Frederick
- Leo vs. Xander
- Robin vs. Tiki
- Corrin vs. Elise
This arrangement forces the boys and girls to fight among themselves and ensures the final battle will be between the most popular male and the most popular female. Alright, time to place your bets…
In addition, the Japanese Twitter account has provided an expanded event schedule for August till mid-September, featuring many of the new events previously highlighted by Feh–but also a couple of repeat events.
For the benefit of those who can’t read Japanese, we’ve provided a translated version above. Do note that the schedule does not appear to include every upcoming event, so there could be some surprises still to be revealed.