Archive for FE Echoes

Echoes: Drama CD “Foreign Skies; Daybreak Forest” Announced

A year after the game’s release, a new drama CD for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, dubbed “Foreign Skies; Daybreak Forest”, will be released in Japan on 17th August 2018.

Fire Emblem isn’t new when it comes to drama CDs, with Awakening and Fates receiving a bunch of them. For those unsure, drama CDs are basically audio CDs and they usually feature side stories.

Here’s the translated description from the drama CD’s official site.

Valentia Year 401

Chancellor Desaix has been defeated and Zofia Castle has been reclaimed.

The Deliverance led by Alm crushed General Berkut at Rigel’s borders and has started to advance into the Rigelian Empire.

As the march into enemy territory is progressing smoothly, trouble breaks out within the Kingdom of Zofia.

Clive, a key member of the Deliverance, sorties a part of the Deliverance to resolve the situation.

During the march, Alm discovers a village that has been converted into an imperial base, and prompted by Lukas, must make a terrible decision whether to burn down the village—

As soon as Alm entered the empire, somebody was waiting for him to step foot in Rigel Forest…

Authored by the development staff, an original story encompassing a whopping 90 minutes! Alm’s inner conflict, Lukas’s anger, Forsyth’s anguish, Python’s chivalry, and Faye and Silque’s girl talk!? This is an original drama CD that occurs during Act 4, when the Deliverance spend several days in Rigel Forest.

The bonus track “The Voice Calling for You” is a vocal track included for the first time! This previously unheard song that tells another ending will soon come to light…!

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Valentia Accordion Translation Progress

Last week, on 30th April, the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia memorial book “Valentia Accordion” was released in Japan.

 

Since then, Kirokan and I have teamed up to translate new information from the book. You can follow our progress on the forums or Kirokan’s website.

Anyway, here is a recap of our progress so far.

First things first, Kirokan has kindly scanned all the official artwork and full body portraits from the book, including many previously unreleased ones.

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Echoes: Memorial Book “Valentia Accordion” Releasing 30th March

We briefly mentioned this at the end of our previous article: on 30th March 2018, an artbook for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be releasing in Japan.

Its full title is “Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Memorial Book Valentia Accordion”. If the naming convention didn’t clue you in, it’s from the same people behind the Tellius Recollection books and is advertised as the 3rd memorial book in the series.

The reason we’re bringing this up again is that the cover for the book has just been revealed on Amazon Japan. Otherwise, that’s still all we know about the book, other than the fact it’s priced at 3,780 Yen and has 256 pages like the other memorial books.

Anyway, the text on the cover is all familiar stuff. The blurb in the corner states that Intelligent Systems has supervised the contents and that we should expect previously unreleased information, as well a look at the past and future of the Valentian continent.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia OST Releases on 25 October!

This week, an official soundtrack for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia was announced! It includes five CDs packed in a three-sided digipack and a bunch of other goodies, too. Front and center on the digipack is some gorgeous new artwork of Alm and Celica by the Echoes official artist, Hidari.

The four audio CDs contain over five hours worth of music, including music only found in DLC, music from the original Gaiden, and the Fire Emblem Cipher main theme. The fifth CD is a Data CD containing .mp3 files for you to listen to digitally and an HD version of the title movie. Other perks include:

  • A 24-page full colour booklet containing development tales from the games’ composers.
  • Five postcards with artwork of Alm and Celica
  • Stickers of various Echoes characters
  • An Alm Cipher promotional card

The OST comes out on 25 October with an MSRP of ¥5,300. International pre-orders are currently up on CDJapan and Amazon Japan. A full track-list can be found below.

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