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Warriors: Hong Kong Pre-order Bonus

Nintendo Hong Kong announced that local pre-orders of Fire Emblem Warriors will come with a limited edition Fire Emblem Warriors-themed carry case.

The case, presumably designed for the Nintendo Switch, features the 6 characters from the box art on the front and the Chinese Fire Emblem Warriors logo on the back. Note that the final design may vary.

A full list of participating retailers offering this pre-order bonus can be found on this page. As usual, supplies are limited and given out on a first come, first serve basis. (If in doubt, be sure to ask the retailer.)

In any case, Warriors will release in Hong Kong on the same day as in Japan: 28th September 2017. As we reported earlier in the year, the game will be the second Fire Emblem title (after Echoes) to receive an official Chinese translation.

Cipher S10 Weekly Recap: First Daily Reveals + Summer Livestream Reminder!

Welcome to the start of another series of Fire Emblem Cipher weekly recaps! Series 10 of the Cipher TCG releases in just a little over a month. As such, the official @FEcipher twitter account has begun its daily reveals for the set.

Following the usual patterns, the first few cards show off the set’s main characters. Leif, the Lord of Thracia 776, started off the reveals this Monday. Shortly after came cards for both Male and Female versions of Kana from Fire Emblem Fates. The Fates portion of this set is based on the “Heirs of Fates” story, so most cards will be of children characters.

Next comes cost 1 cards for all three main characters of Fire Emblem Heroes! Both Sharena and Alfonse have the same card effects as their preview promos, but the art is new. Anna is a brand new card and the first time that any “Anna” has received an unpromoted card, making her eligible as an MC.

Earlier today, we almost got to see an SR card for Leif… but it seems Hans had other plans! Hans doesn’t appear in “Heirs of Fates”, but he’s still an important NPC that hasn’t yet gotten a card. Similarly, Izana will also appear in this set, as we saw his artwork in an earlier livestream.

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Heroes: Heroes with Blade Skills Banner + Daily Training Tower Quests!

A new skill-focused banner has arrived in Fire Emblem Heroes! Summoning Focus Heroes with Blade Skills contains 5★ versions of all three blade tome wielders: Tharja, Odin, and Nino.

Rauðrblade, Blarblade, and Gronnblade are very useful magical weapons. Stat buffs applied to the hero wielding one of these tomes add an extra point onto their damage! You can use these characters with their own tomes or use Skill Inheritance to pass them onto another tome-wielding unit.

This new banner will be available until 4 September at 6:59am UTC. Good luck summoning some new units for your teams!

Additionally, a new series of quests is now available! The Daily Training Tower Quests rewards you with Crystals, Dueling Crests, and Hero Feathers for competing in the Training Tower. These quests refresh every day, so make sure you complete them daily! They will be available until 8 September. Check out below for more details.

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Echoes: Nintendo Dream Interview from May 2017

Back in May, Nintendo Dream conducted a post-launch interview with the developers of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Thanks to Kirokan, this interview has now been translated into English.

In the interview, the developers reflect on the player feedback received after launch and discuss how certain design choices were made, such as the inclusion of new characters and Alm becoming left-handed.

We were incredibly anxious due to development limitations, as well as wondering whether the newer fans of the series would be accepting of this game. So after seeing the great response the game got, well, it was a relief!

–Toshiyuki Kusakihara

They even briefly mention Fire Emblem Switch and touch on some Fire Emblem Heroes-related trivia.

With the experience and “know-how” gained from Awakening and Fates, we attempted to make [the people] in both this game and the next one on Switch closer to realistic proportions and movements.

–Toshiyuki Kusakihara

Whereas really, the FEH side just wanted another archer unit [with Faye].

–Toshiyuki Kusakihara

You can read the full interview over on Kantopia or our forums.