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Next Wave of Japanese Merchandise for February 2019

Who’s ready for another dealing of official Fire Emblem merchandise? Intelligent Systems sure are, because they’ve announced another wave of merchandise arriving in February 2019.

In case you missed it, new merchandise will also be arriving in December of this year and January of 2019. All of this stuff is exclusive to Japan, but you can always import them from sites like AmiAmi and CDJapan.

Anyway, time for the lowdown!

Tin Badges – 600 Yen each (excl. tax)

This time, only two new badges have been added: female Corrin and Xander. As usual, these 75 mm badges are great for wearing or just collecting.

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More Japanese Merchandise Coming January 2019

Intelligent Systems is on a roll! It wasn’t too long ago that they announced some new Fire Emblem merchandise for December and they’ve already gone and announced more for the following month: January of 2019.

As before, the merchandise is sadly exclusive to Japan, but if you’re quick, you can find them for pre-order at good import stores like AmiAmi and CDJapan. Below you can find the details in English!

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Smash Ultimate: New Fire Emblem Assist Trophies + Spirits

Today, Nintendo broadcasted the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct ahead of its 7th December release. No new playable characters were added from Fire Emblem, but a bunch of characters managed to get in, in some shape or form.

For starters, the Black Knight (from Path of Radiance) and adult Tiki (from Awakening) have been upgraded from regular trophies to Assist Trophies. Now you can better recreate moments like Ike’s fateful duel or Tiki assisting Marth and his descendants.

Next, Ultimate has added new “Spirit” characters, which are somewhat similar to stickers from Brawl. They can be equipped to fighters to enhance them and give them additional abilities. Spirits come in two types: Primary (the main one, of course) and Support (can be equipped by Primary).

At the very end, I’ve included a list of all the Spirits that I spotted in the Direct and also on the Smash Ultimate official site. There was a lot to look through, so apologies if I missed any!

With this Direct over, we now know all the playable characters in the game… sort of. Sakurai–the game’s developer–announced that the game will feature 5 DLC characters, just like Smash for 3DS and Wii U. So there’s still a chance, although possibly small, for your favourite character to make it in!

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Join Team Fire Emblem for Extra Life this November!

Rallying all Fire Emblem fans! This November, Team Fire Emblem–made up of contributors from r/fireemblem, r/FireEmblemHeroes and Serenes Forest–will be coming together to raise money for Extra Life, which helps support Children Miracle Network Hospitals across the U.S..

Artwork by Tecchen and Yumekaze.

Last year, Team Fire Emblem got together for the first time to organise a 28 hour livestream for Extra Life. There were speedruns of a dozen Fire Emblem games by many notable community members, an interview with Greg Chun (the voice of Ike and Ephraim etc.) and loads of cool prizes. In the end, we raised a total of $3,540!

This year, we’re hoping to massively top that. For starters, we’ll be holding four 12-hour livestreams–one during each Saturday of November. So on the 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. That equates to a whopping 48 hours of content throughout the month!

During that time, there will be speedruns as before, but also Fire Emblem game showcases, a Heroes tourney featuring some of your favourite personalities, at least 5 times as many voice actor interviews and a bucket-load of prizes–including an unmissable grand prize!

If you’re unsure what Extra Life is, you can visit the official website for all the important details. Reddit itself has a blog post with additional information. For specific information about what Team Fire Emblem is planning, you can check out our announcement post and follow up post on Reddit.

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