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Cipher: Summer Party Details + Merchandise

This summer, things are heating up for Fire Emblem fans in Japan, as Intelligent Systems are holding a “Fire Emblem Cipher Summer Party” event at four different locations in Japan during late July/early August.

First announced during the Series 13 pre-release livestream, Summer Party celebrates 3 years of the Fire Emblem Cipher card game. The event itself is similar to other Cipher local events in the past, such as the annual Cipher Festivals.

Although the events are focused on the Cipher card game, there’s free entry for everyone and there’s lots to do even if you’re a stranger to Cipher. Below, you can find details of all the venues, as well as the activities on offer.

Special Gift!

Everyone who attends Summer Party can receive a pair of special promotional cards, featuring Fjorm and Laevateinn from Heroes, when leaving the event. Note that the cards will only be given out after the closing stage.

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Heroes: Version 2.7.0 Coming Soon!

Fire Emblem Heroes has announced details for the Version 2.7.0 update arriving in early July. To prepare for the update, the game will be offline between midnight and 2 AM UTC on 9th July 2018. Afterwards, 2.7.0 should become playable.

Here are the new details, which you can also read about from the in-game notifications screen.

Tactics Drills

These are new maps intended to allow players to learn the rules of the game while playing. Players will be given a fixed set of Heroes (so they can’t use their own ones) and must overcome challenges within a certain number of “phases”. Your turn and the enemy’s turn are each counted as individual phases.

There will be 3 difficulty levels and rewards such as Orbs and Hero Feathers can be earned upon the first completion of each map.

  • Basics: These teach the basic rules of combat and are thus recommended for beginners.
  • Skill Studies: These showcase various skills.
  • Grandmaster: Maps for advanced players. Only available after claring Book I, Chapter 13 in the main story.

Additional Skill Studies and Grandmaster maps will be added every Thursday during the daily rollover.

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Deceptimike Joining as News Editor

Starting from 26th June, Deceptimike will be joining the Serenes Forest team as a news editor. To begin with, he’ll be covering all the Heroes news while Kirie is away on vacation.

Deceptimike, otherwise known as Michael Freeman, has done a lot of videogame reporting, including for Zelda Universe. Of course, he’s also a massive Fire Emblem fan, which is why he’s been recruited into our ranks.

Additionally, if you’re especially perceptive, you may have realised that Deceptimike has previously contributed to a couple of Heroes gameplay pages, such as for Tempest Trials and Arena Assault. So he’s definitely no stranger to the game.

By the way, if you’re interested–and unafraid of being flooded with Heroes thoughts and comments–feel free to check out his Twitter account!

Heroes: “Feud of the Fangs” Tempest Trials+ Now Live!

The latest Tempest Trials+ event is now active in Fire Emblem Heroes. “Feud of the Fangs” is themed around the Black Fang organisation from Blazing Blade and runs until the rollover on 26th June 2018.

As a reminder, here are the Bonus Heroes again:

If you were lucky to obtain a new Hero from the Scattered Fangs banner, give yourself a pat on the back. Otherwise, there’s still time (although not a lot) to nab Linus from his Grand Hero Battle.

Failing that, Canas is himself a reward from this Tempest Trial and you can always count on the original Nino to do her best!

The story follows after Lloyd was defeated, echoing the events of “Four-Fanged Offense” in Blazing Blade. Except, Linus and his allies have a chance to exact revenge on the villain, who turns out to be Ursula this time.

The maps that appear in this Tempest Trial are from World of Blazing, Blazing Shadows and Love Abounds. Meanwhile the final map is based on the Dragon’s Gate, similar to an earlier Tempest Trial.

(An example of the final battle, based on Lunatic difficulty.)

As usual, you’ve got 10 days to build up your score. Here are the score-based rewards you can obtain:

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