Serenes Forest is home to quite a few talented artists. Several of those artists have been collaborating efforts for many moons now, and have finally finished preparations for the second annual version of Together We Ride.
Together We Ride is a zine that explores the similarities that can be found throughout the Fire Emblem series’ considerable cast. Each individual artwork in this zine features multiple characters spanning across nine games among the Fire Emblem series. Volume two consists of thirty+ full-color illustrated pages by twenty-two artists and writers (listed below), each featuring combinations chosen by them.
The second issue of Together We Ride is now available for pre-order, and will focus on elements from Fire Emblem Fates and Fire Emblem Heroes, with love for many prior versions. Pre-orders will be up until June 30. Of course, there’s a pre-order bonus…several, actually. Fans who pre-order will receive a sticker set and postcards, and for more dedicated fans, an adorable 1.5″ wooden charm featuring everybody’s favorite Fire Emblem Heroes avian mascot.
Full details on the preorder info can be found below:
After a notable absence, a new set of Arena Quests have been added to Fire Emblem Heroes starting from today.
For 3 weeks (ending 11th July 2017), players can challenge weekly quests that award Dueling Swords, Stamina Potions and Orbs for clearing the Arena.
Sadly there are no Hero Feathers up for grabs this time, but there have been other ways to get them lately, such as via the Tempest Trials.
Additionally, as promised, all players have been gifted 5 Orbs as an apology for a mishap with the Legion Grand Hero Battle. Be sure to pick them up from the Present List before 4th July 2017 is over!
Update: Quest details can be found below.
This past Saturday, Ryota Kawade and Young hosted a pre-release livestream for Fire Emblem Cipher! Series 9 comes out in just a few days, so it was a perfect opportunity to show off new cards and give fans some tidbits of information about upcoming sets.
The release of S9 coincides with the 2nd Anniversary of Cipher, so everyone was ready to celebrate. The room was decorated, Kawade was dressed up as Eldigan, and they even shared a special cake!
The main focus of the stream was, of course, the upcoming Series 9 which releases on 22 June. The booster series, entitled Roaring Echoes, features cards and characters from Fire Emblem Echoes, Binding Blade, Hasha no Tsurugi, Path of Radiance, and Radiant Dawn. The ST Deck Lands of the Gods focuses solely on characters from Echoes.
WARNING: Some of the card images revealed in this article contain character and story spoilers for Fire Emblem Echoes. Please use caution if you have not yet finished the game and are looking to avoid spoilers.
Earlier today, Fire Emblem Cipher fans were presented with the Series 9 pre-release livestream, which our Cipher expert Kirie will cover in full later on.
Of note, we have some new pictures from the Cipher collaboration DLC for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, which launches on the same day as Series 9, on 22nd June 2017, in Japan and the West.
For those unaware, the four Cipher mascots–Emma, Shade, Yuzu and Lando–will be available as playable characters via Cipher Legends I and Cipher Legends II. More details can be found in our previous articles.
Above, we have the finished artworks for Emma and Shade, the former of which was revealed during an earlier livestream, while the latter was still half-finished at the time.
Next we have the official artworks for Yuzu and Lando, which are both completely new.
Finally, we have some in-game screenshots showing the dialogue portraits. Presumably these are from the battle maps and/or the support conversations.