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Project Exile Releases High-Quality Fire Emblem Thracia 776 Translation Patch

If you’re unfamiliar with the SNES era of Fire Emblem games, there were three released: Fire Emblem [3] Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem [4] Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem [5] Thracia 776. The former was a continuation of the very first Fire Emblem, and both of the latter had an incredible unique story-driven gameplay experience, introduced mechanics that are still used in today’s Fire Emblem games, and have characters that the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game has brought some love to, with great reception. Sadly, for worldwide audiences, the games were only released in Japan, along with the following edition, Fire Emblem [6] The Binding Blade, before the world had its first Fire Emblem release in the titular Fire Emblem [7].

While a translation patch of this game existed many years ago, it was far from perfect, and even had some functionality quirks that impacted gameplay. This inspired the creation of Project Exile, a community attempt to restore Thracia 776’s translation dreams into an even greater reality. That project finally came to a close, with its completion upon us today. As a summary, if you’re unfamiliar with Project Exile…

Project Exile
A Complete Thracia 776 Menu and Script Translation

Thracia 776 has long been the FE community’s white whale. Project Exile is my own attempt to finally put this English patch to bed, using the remnants of Kirb’s patch as a foundation and taking the menu translation (and considerable technical advice) from Zane.

Project Exile represents a grand collaboration between many people from across the world, none of whom have ever met in person. Our translation team consisted of people from throughout the United States, France, and Austria, who all pooled their expertise and talents to make this patch a reality. We hope you enjoy this patch as much as we enjoyed making it!

There will be subsequent patches released for this patch, providing simple bug fixes and improvements as time brings to light a need for them, but the first release is here, and can be accessed

The team was led by Cirosan, and had help from over a dozen others, before its grand completion you see here. I had the chance to get to know Cirosan and four leads within the crew, and they were kind enough to share their time and answer some questions, so we can not only have a stellar translation patch to use, but also, get a little bit of an inside look as to what happened to complete this endeavor, and what might be coming next from the team.

For more details on the release itself, you can find additional information in their Reddit post, on their FEUniverse post, in our very own Serenes Forest post, or even join their bustling Discord community. Lastly, a direct link to the release can be accessed by clicking here.

Other Links: Download Mirror | Guide on How-To Apply the patch 

*Note: Both the “Clicking Here” download link, and Download Mirror, were updated on 6/1/2019.

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Fire Emblem E-Zine Volume 5 Is Upon Us!

As is becoming a wonderful trend in the art community, we’re back to share with you Together We Ride as it slates its fifth release in less than two months.

If you’re unfamiliar, Together We Ride is a zine that explores the similarities that can be found throughout the Fire Emblem series’ considerable cast. Each individual piece in this zine features multiple characters spanning across nine games among the Fire Emblem series.

Volume 5 consists of 36 full-color illustrated pages by twenty five artists and writers, and Pre-Orders are available now on Etsy, until the end of the month. More details below, and follow them at their Twitter and Tumblr.

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Dragalia Lost x Fire Emblem Heroes Dated & Casual Fan Interview

Last month, during Dragalia Lost‘s six-month anniversary broadcast, “Dragalia Digest”, a crossover with Fire Emblem Heroes was announced. Recently, the duration of this crossover was shared: 26th April to 14th May 2019. For now, that’s all the information we know.

Unrelated to Fire Emblem, 26th April is also when Dragalia Lost is revamping its summoning system, following user feedback. From that date, Wyrmprints (cards/accessories) will be axed from the summoning pool, leaving only Adventurers (characters) and Dragons (to transform into).

That’s not all as Golden Week is just around the corner, which usually equates to lots of gifts and incentives for players (as you may have experienced in Heroes already). So if you’re thinking of trying out the game because of the crossover, you’ll be starting at a really good time!

Naturally, we’re a Fire Emblem (and spin-off) fan site, so we won’t be discussing Dragalia Lost in depth. However, we’re guessing more than a few of you are intrigued about the game. Because of the crossover and since it’s also a Nintendo-published mobile RPG like Heroes. (If you’re not already playing of course!)

For those not aware, Dragalia Lost is a fantasy action RPG developed by Cygames, who are perhaps most well-known for their free-to-play browser game, Granblue Fantasy. Many popular mechanics in Dragalia Lost made their start in Granblue, such as Adventurer Stories and special Gacha draws where you can choose a 5★ character of your choice.

Many other gameplay elements, especially upgrading and uncapping mechanics, are similar to mechanics in Granblue, so there’s likely some inspiration. Additionally, Granblue is perhaps most well known for its Collaboration events, featuring crossovers with popular anime and game titles. Now Dragalia Lost can experience those, too!

If you’ve got some spare time, we wrote a preview for the game for Nintendo Players UK. Likewise, we wrote some beginner and intermediate tips, which you’re welcome to bookmark if you ever decide to fire up the game.

Also, to celebrate this rare crossover, we chatted to some fans–among our staff and the Fire Emblem community–who played both Dragalia Lost and Fire Emblem Heroes, to share their thoughts of the former.

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The History of Serenes Forest (via History of the Emblem)

History of the Emblem is a growing YouTube channel that explains the stories and lore of the Fire Emblem games, among other topics. As it happens, our very own website is featured in their latest video!

The video, which is just under 6 minutes long, outlines the history of Serenes Forest all the way from its conception to the present day. Oh boy, seeing the older versions of the website really brings me back…

A big thanks to History of the Emblem for spending the time to gather and present all the relevant information. If you’d like to support them, please do give their channel a visit. From what I’ve seen, their videos are informative and pretty funny.

On a related note, our website reached its 14th anniversary last month. I am really grateful to everyone who visits this site–no matter how often–and to all my staff members for helping to keep the site running smoothly.

This year, on top of the all the regular Heroes and Cipher news coverage, Three Houses is going to be a huge focus for us. Both pre-release and post-release. If you’re interested, I hope you stick around for all the good times to come!

Below, you can find a write up of this website’s history that I provided to History of the Emblem, for their video.

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