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Heroes: Heroes with Bond Skills Banner Now Available!

Another skill-based banner is now available in Fire Emblem Heroes! If you’re interested, you can spend some Orbs on the Heroes with Bond Skills banner. It contains focus units for: Female Adrift Corrin, Kinshi Hinoki, and Adrift Male Corrin.

As you might expect, all three of these heroes come with Bond Skills in their A slot. F!Corrin and Hinoka have Atk/Spd Bond and M!Corrin Atk/Def Bond. You can train these heroes up to use these skills, or simply pass them onto other allies!

The Heroes with Bond Skills banner will be around for about a week and a half, ending on 5 April.

Heroes: Tempest Trials+: To Defy the Gods

Another swirling tempest has descended upon the world of Fire Emblem Heroes. Build up a team of your strongest bunnies and head into Tempest Trials+: To Defy the Gods.

Something strange has possessed Veronica, leading her into the heart of the tempest. In order to save his sister, Bruno must turn to his old friends for aid…

The opening page of the Trials shows all immediately pertinent information, including bonus allies. When you’re ready, Select a Stage to begin. The final map is a new spring-themed map and also features Spring Veronica as the boss.

As usual, you can earn a wide variety of prizes this TT, including lots of Orbs! This event’s special unit is Loki: Spring Trickster. Other special rewards also include three Sacred Seals: Hp/Spd 1, Warding Stance 1, and Spd/Res Bond 1.

Tempest Trials+: To Defy the Gods will be wreacking havoc for the next 10 days, fading away on 2 April.

Binding Blade Concept Art via Cipher

Today marks the release of Cipher Series 16 “O Courage! O Soul Aflame!”. Which means a whole lot of new cards to collect and artwork to appreciate! But that’s not why I’m here today…

As part of the marketing, the Cipher team showcased various previously unseen concept art for Binding Blade–one of the four factions featured in Series 16. This is very cool because we don’t often get to see concept art, especially not for older games.

Now, some of you may recall that the Making of Fire Emblem included some concept art from Binding Blade, but not a lot. Still, if you haven’t seen it already, please check out this article from way back.

The first time they revealed the new concept art was during the Winter 2019 special livestream. Ryota Kawade–one of the hosts from Intelligent Systems–brought along four folders containing development materials used when creating Binding Blade.


Logo design (note the placement of the sword)


Cover art, world map

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Heroes: “Spring Festival” banner rerun

The original Spring banner – “Spring Festival” – is back, and available to summon from!

Xander: Spring Prince, Lucina: Spring Exalt, Chrom: Spring Exalt, and Camilla: Spring Princess are now available. This is their third rodeo, if you want one of these guys but still don’t have them yet, good luck this year.

The banner is available now, and will come to an end on the 22nd of April, 6:59am UTC.