Earlier today, Fire Emblem Cipher held its Series 16 pre-release livestream. In addition to many Cipher-related news and reveals, the team shared some more general Fire Emblem info as well.
As promised, the cover artwork for the Fates artbook “Pellucid Crystal” was unveiled during the livestream. Yusuke Kozaki has really outdone himself with a highly detailed panorama featuring Nohrians and Hoshidans fighting together.
The artbook can be pre-ordered via Amazon Japan. The editing team has also opened up a webpage showcasing various sample pages from the artbook (which you can also find below). As a reminder, the book contains 320 pages and releases on 25th April 2019.
Next, the hosts showed off a trio of Cipher promotional cards depicting the House Leaders from Three Houses. These will be given out during this year’s “Cipher Festival” event. The artists are Kotaro Yamada, Senri Kita and Rika Suzuki.
Besides the spiffy art and brown/olive border colour, no further details were provided. That said, we do know Three Houses will feature in Cipher‘s Series 18, although it’s likely these cards will precede that series.
A reminder for Fire Emblem Heroes players: the next Grand Conquests event is currently underway. Unsurprisingly, the setting is once again the continent of Tellius, but this time with a Radiant Dawn flavour.
Summoners will be randomly aligned with the armies of Micaiah, Sanaki and the Black Knight. Apparently, the best way to foster national relationships is to beat the crap out of each other. The poor Black Knight seems distressed about his prolonged existence as well…
Anyway, as par for the course, the event will be divided into three battles, each lasting around 2 days. You can earn rewards (including Orbs and Hero Feathers) for your total score, territory occupied and ranking in your team. Don’t worry, nobody’s stolen any Orbs this time!
Not to be outdone by Nintendo Japan sharing the longer version of Three Houses‘s main theme song, the Western Nintendo branches just released their version with English lyrics.
Nintendo of Europe mentions
that this song will be available in the Sound Selection USB that comes with their limited edition. Considering it’s also available in Japan’s soundtrack CD, it’s nigh guaranteed to be included in the North American soundtrack too.
If you’re interested, some of our forum members–Michelaar, Enduin and SageOfAnys–all worked independently to try and transcribe the lyrics. You can compare them with the translated Japanese lyrics as well.
On 13th February 2019, Nintendo revealed a new Three Houses trailer during their Nintendo Direct presentation. Click here to view the trailer. We also wrote an in-depth analysis of the trailer.
Above is the official Heroes event calendar for 11th March to around 10th April 2019 (PT).
Of note, a new batch of Special Heroes will be arriving on 19th March, the next Mythic Hero debuts on 29th March and more new Heroes will coming on 10th April.