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Fan Feats: Fire Emblem Planner, a big planner with a ton of sides that would compliment any fan’s setup. Preorders open until October 1 or sold-out.

In an attempt to make up for my sorely disappointing previous attempt of promoting impressive fan projects in the past, I’m taking this time to reassess my approach, and have decided to kick off a fan work appreciation series, of which I’m coining as Fan Feats. Kicking off this Fan Feats appreciation and awareness series will be the Fire Emblem Planner, also going by FEH Planner.

This planner contains a beautiful assortment of monthly illustrations, and comes with an optional leather cover, depending on your purchased bundle. It’s a 160+ page [A5 size] planner, with weekly and monthly features (as well as others, such as notes pages, fun themed pages and artist credit pages).

I’ve had a chance to sneak-peek at some of the artwork, and every page is downright gorgeous, themed appropriately for the month and compliments with the alternate merchandise perfectly.

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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.

Click Read More, for the full interview.

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Fire Emblem E-Zine Volume 5 Is Upon Us!

Welcome to 2020, fans of Fire Emblem! This may be a new year, but there’s no sign of the fanart train slowing down, as 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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