To prepare for version 1.5.0 of Fire Emblem Heroes, the game will go offline between 26th June 2016 at 11 pm and 27th June 2016 at 1 am (UTC; times are approximate). No details about the contents of this update or its release date have been provided.
Additionally, while it was known to data-miners, the official Japanese Twitter has revealed that the Michalis Grand Hero Battle will be returning tomorrow. Presumably like other repeats, there will be related quests to earn more copies of Michalis.
After a notable absence, a new set of Arena Quests have been added to Fire Emblem Heroes starting from today.
For 3 weeks (ending 11th July 2017), players can challenge weekly quests that award Dueling Swords, Stamina Potions and Orbs for clearing the Arena.
Sadly there are no Hero Feathers up for grabs this time, but there have been other ways to get them lately, such as via the Tempest Trials.
Additionally, as promised, all players have been gifted 5 Orbs as an apology for a mishap with the Legion Grand Hero Battle. Be sure to pick them up from the Present List before 4th July 2017 is over!
Update: Quest details can be found below.
Earlier today, Fire Emblem Cipher fans were presented with the Series 9 pre-release livestream, which our Cipher expert Kirie will cover in full later on.
Of note, we have some new pictures from the Cipher collaboration DLC for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, which launches on the same day as Series 9, on 22nd June 2017, in Japan and the West.
For those unaware, the four Cipher mascots–Emma, Shade, Yuzu and Lando–will be available as playable characters via Cipher Legends I and Cipher Legends II. More details can be found in our previous articles.
Above, we have the finished artworks for Emma and Shade, the former of which was revealed during an earlier livestream, while the latter was still half-finished at the time.
Next we have the official artworks for Yuzu and Lando, which are both completely new.
Finally, we have some in-game screenshots showing the dialogue portraits. Presumably these are from the battle maps and/or the support conversations.
After Fire Emblem Warriors appeared at E3, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo announced a couple of special editions for Japan–one of which, the “Treasure Box”, includes a replica dragonstone crystal.
Today, the official Japanese Twitter account was kind enough to show an in-production image of the dragonstone itself. Presumably, colour has yet to be added; even still it looks very impressive.
Not shown is the display stand for the crystal, which can playback voices of various heroes. Assuming the stand is indeed an alarm clock, it would be pretty amazing to have likes of Marth and Tiki wake you up in the morning.