Last week, on 30th April, the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia memorial book “Valentia Accordion” was released in Japan.
Since then, Kirokan and I have teamed up to translate new information from the book. You can follow our progress on the forums or Kirokan’s website.
Anyway, here is a recap of our progress so far.
First things first, Kirokan has kindly scanned all the official artwork and full body portraits from the book, including many previously unreleased ones.
At the end of our previous article, we talked about a new set of Fire Emblem Heroes acrylic mini-figures releasing in Japan in late April.
Since then, the official Fire Emblem Japanese Twitter followed up with more news of upcoming merchandise! Many of these are sequels to existing merchandise lines from November 2017.
These are highly collectable badges (75 mm in diameter) featuring cutesy artwork of popular/important characters.
The new Hector, Soren, Leo, Alm and Celica designs will be available from late May. From the sound of things, there will be more badge designs after this.
These are thin, semi-translucent A4 file holders that are popular over in Japan.
The theme of this collection is “bonds” between siblings and comrades. It’s not very clear (pun not intended), but it looks like they’re sold separately–and not as a set like previously. Anyway, the planned release date is, again, late May.
Update: It was pointed out by SuperNintendomaniac that this is the first time Saizo and Kaze’s official artwork has been seen.
In case you missed it, the Awakening DLC Pack for Fire Emblem Warriors is actually scheduled for 29th March 2018, not 22nd March as reported by Famitsu.
Owain will have to control his sword hand for one more week…
This information comes from the game’s Japanese official site, which updated today with additional details about the upcoming DLC pack, as well as the free Version 1.5.0 update.
We’re guessing the Awakening DLC was originally planned for 22nd March and Famitsu forgot to change the date. This would also explain why the Awakening maps for Heroes were scheduled for 12-13th March, before being taken off the calendar.
Before continuing, we recommend reading our previous DLC article if you haven’t done so already.
We briefly mentioned this at the end of our previous article: on 30th March 2018, an artbook for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be releasing in Japan.
Its full title is “Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Memorial Book Valentia Accordion”. If the naming convention didn’t clue you in, it’s from the same people behind the Tellius Recollection books and is advertised as the 3rd memorial book in the series.
The reason we’re bringing this up again is that the cover for the book has just been revealed on Amazon Japan. Otherwise, that’s still all we know about the book, other than the fact it’s priced at 3,780 Yen and has 256 pages like the other memorial books.
Anyway, the text on the cover is all familiar stuff. The blurb in the corner states that Intelligent Systems has supervised the contents and that we should expect previously unreleased information, as well a look at the past and future of the Valentian continent.