We have ourselves yet another Nintendo Dream article to decode!
In this “final interview” from the June issue of Nintendo Dream released on April 21st 2018, we have a behind the scenes look following the release of the third and final DLC pack.
Translation by VincentASM. Special thanks to Christian Ponte/@TheTanooki for providing the images!
Warning: There are spoilers for the endgame!
Left: Hiroya Usuda — Team NINJA brand senior leader. Director for Hyrule Warriors 3DS and Fire Emblem Warriors.
Right: Yosuke Hayshi — Koei Tecmo’s Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Team NINJA brand leader. Involved with Hyrule Warriors 3DS and Fire Emblem Warriors.
Nintendo Dream: What are your thoughts now that you’ve finished development of the DLC?
Usuda: “It’s over; that was long” is what I’m honestly thinking. At the very beginning, we were working with the 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors as a base, and we had Link running around in this very early, rough version. Roughly half a year has passed since the game’s launch and we’ve created many DLC characters for everyone to use. We received opinions via Twitter and enjoyed reading fans’ reactions after the release. In addition, we progressed onto the DLC, where we enjoyed communicating with fans, while thinking of what to do next.
Hayashi: I’m very grateful for all the fans who praised the game and affirmed our expectations. Also, now that the DLC is over, I feel like there’s finally a great variety of weapons.
As of last Thursday, Koei Tecmo’s last financial report has something quite interesting to note: the fact that Fire Emblem Warriors has shipped over 1 million copies worldwide (this is counting both the Switch and N3DS versions together).
Art by Kyra Walker
Using some old data from ZhugeEx, who was comparing the then new Hyrule Warriors sales to that of Dynasty Warriors of the time, we can see where we stand in comparison somewhat Warriors game sales tend to be erratic as it’s a fairly niche market. We’ve got some numbers from the same financial report about Dynasty Warriors 9 and Attack on Titan 2 (even if that differs in the gameplay department to my knowledge). Read more
The topic explaining what the DLC contains is in this previous article.
It’s now out as of right now, the short of it is, Olivia, Tharja and Owain are now playable along with several new history maps, skills weapons and costumes to get!
I’ve done a few videos showcasing their movesets for your viewing pleasure, click read more for the videos! Hope you enjoy
In case you missed it, the Awakening DLC Pack for Fire Emblem Warriors is actually scheduled for 29th March 2018, not 22nd March as reported by Famitsu.
Owain will have to control his sword hand for one more week…
This information comes from the game’s Japanese official site, which updated today with additional details about the upcoming DLC pack, as well as the free Version 1.5.0 update.
We’re guessing the Awakening DLC was originally planned for 22nd March and Famitsu forgot to change the date. This would also explain why the Awakening maps for Heroes were scheduled for 12-13th March, before being taken off the calendar.
Before continuing, we recommend reading our previous DLC article if you haven’t done so already.