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Merchandise: More Three Houses Bits and Bobs Releasing in August

Last week, we posted about some Three Houses merchandise releasing in Japan during August 2019. Today, Intelligent Systems revealed some additional bits and bobs that will be available during the latter half of the same month.

Tapestry – 2,800 Yen each (excluding tax)

If your walls are looking a bit barren and you’re not afraid to splash out a little, you could consider hanging a tapestry (aka wall scroll) or two. Such as these two, based on the main visual and the main characters. Both are A2 sized.

Hmm, is it me or does having an upside Claude hanging in your living room feel more surreal than usual?

Masking Tape – 800 Yen each (excluding tax)

Do you ever feel crafty or like hoarding weird stationary that you’ll never use? If the answer is “yes”, some masking tape (also known as “washi tape”) might be good for you. There are three designs available, based on the three houses. Each measures 10 m when fully rolled out.

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Three Houses: Gameplay Tidbits & Concept Art from Japan Expo Demonstration

During 11 am local time, Nintendo France held a masterclass for Three Houses at Japan Expo in Paris, featuring Toshiyuki Kusakihara and Genki Yokota from Nintendo and Intelligent Systems.

If you’re curious, you can watch the footage by rewinding their day 2 stream.

Anyway, for the most part, they showed off things we’ve seen–namely a bit of monastery exploration and the King of Beasts battle. This time, they played the game in French, with Japanese voices.

One cool thing you can do is expand the monastery mini-map, while you’re still roaming around. This helps you to locate where you are and places/people of interest, without needing to exit the screen to view the full map.

We’ve known that Raphael can be recruited if you’re not teaching the Golden Deer. His exact requirements are a high Frc stat and Cuirassier skill level. I’m clueless with French, but apparently these are Strength and Heavy Armor (via Azz).

If you don’t meet the requirements for now, there is a fourth option “Mission Assistance”, which lets you borrow the student for one month only (via FuranSuwa). However, like recruiting, we don’t know what the limitations are.

At some point, they hover near the amiibo Gazebo, aka the Pavillon amiibo in French. Sadly, they didn’t show it off. But according to the developers, if you scan in Fire Emblem amiibo, you can unlock classic player phase music for the auxiliary (optional) maps (via Cysx).

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Three Houses: Advanced Classes via the Japanese Website

It’s been a lovely day for Three Houses with the recent news of the game and expansion pass being available to pre-purchase (but not in Europe, why?!), plus the Japanese introduction video and commercials.

Update: The pre-load and expansion pass are now available in Europe!

Around the same time, the Japanese website updated with info for the Advanced classes, which is the 3rd tier of classes (if you count Commoner/Noble as the 0th tier). These are available from Level 20. There might be another tier above this as well…

If you’ve been following Famitsu, you may know we’ve already seen half of the Advanced classes. Still, it’s a good chance to get to know them in a different light. Especially because the website provides stat spreads for all featured classes (but no skill level boosts or abilities).

Hero

A combat professional with superior strength and speed.

Recommended: Sword B, Axe C

Note: This class is male-only.

Swordmaster

An expert who has reached the pinnacle of swordmanship. They can slice down enemies with their rapid sword strikes.

Recommended: Sword A

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Three Houses: Japanese Introduction Video & Commercials

In addition to the announcement of the pre-load and Expansion Pass for Three Houses, Nintendo Japan shared a new introduction video, outlining (and recapping) all the key features, as well as 4 short TV commercials.

The introduction video is the main highlight here. It’s around 9 mins long, although it mainly covers stuff that’s already been revealed via Famitsu and whatnot. However, if you look carefully, there are lots of juicy details to be found.

For the record, it’s past 2 am as I start writing this, so I’m going to avoid speculating and try to keep things matter of fact (if I can help it). Since my brain isn’t functioning at full capacity, haha.

Anyway, the start of the video is pretty much a combination of the very first and second trailers. It opens with the history of Fódlan. We see an ancient war happen, which–as far as we know–is the battle between the Divine Seiros and Nemesis the Liberation King. Afterwards, the three nations were established.

Next, it moves onto Garreg Mach Monastery, the base of the Church of Seiros, and the protagonist’s role as a newly inducted professor at the Officer’s Academy. As the protagonist steps foot in the monastery, he looks up and his eyes meet with Rhea, the Archbishop of the church. These are two scenes we’ve seen separately.

Naturally, the video then goes on to talk about the three houses. This time, when introducing the houses and their leaders, the footage in the background isn’t darkened out and more of it can be seen. Now we get to clearly see all 8 members of each house, including a pretty hilarious moment with Ingrid and Sylvain!

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