Archive for FE Fates

Fates: Additional Information Regarding 3DS eShop Closure (Europe)

Back in Feburary, it was announced that the 3DS and Wii U eShop would be closing during late March 2023, with various services terminating earlier.

Due to the way it was released, Fire Emblem Fates is one of the games affected the most–and will be receiving slightly different treatment as a result.

While all other games will stop being sold from 27th March 2023, the European version of FE Fates will stop being sold one month earlier, on 28th February 2023 (source 1, source 2).

When you purchase Europe’s digital version of Fates, you only download data for up to Chapter 6 to begin with. At the end of Chapter 6, depending on your choice, you’ll then download data for your chosen story campaign (Birthright or Conquest), locking out the other campaigns (unless you buy them separately as DLC).

Presumably Fates is being removed early so people don’t download the game right before the eShop fully closes and don’t have time to reach the end of Chapter 6 to download the rest of the game. Please don’t buy the game right before 28th February, then wait a whole month…

While the game itself will be removed on 28th February, DLC (including the story campaigns) is still available until 27th March like normal. If you’re on the fence about the other campaigns, especially Revelation, which is digital/special-edition exclusive, don’t dilly-dally!

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Fire Emblem Fates theme song performer Renka announces hiatus

One of Azura’s voice actresses makes a heavy decision on her future.

As posted on her official site and Twitter, Japanese music artist Renka has announced she’s taken a hiatus from future activities as of March 2021.

The pop singer is notable within Fire Emblem circles for being scouted by Intelligent Systems to kick off her personal music career, debuting with the main theme song of Fates, “Lost in Thoughts All Alone” (also known by its Japanese title, “if ~Hitori Omou~”) as Azura.

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Fates: Takumi and Leo Fan Books Coming to Japan

Fire Emblem Fates has been out in Japan for 3 years and, regardless of the game’s reception, its characters are still proving to be extremely popular.

Case in point, from 31st August 2018, two separate fan books dedicated to Takumi and Leo–the two younger royal brothers–will be released in Japan, published by the Nintendo Dream editorial team.

(Note: The cover and contents are subject to change.)

For reference, Leo was the highest ranking male during Nintendo Japan’s official Fates popularity poll, while Takumi scored 3rd place. Meanwhile in the international Choose Your Legends Round 2, they placed 30th and 18th among all the series’s characters.

Back to the books themselves, each comes with a set of 6 B2 size posters. The posters are double-sided and can be combined to create one life-size poster! According to the Amazon listings (Takumi | Leo), each book includes 52 pages and retails for 1,998 Yen.

Because they are fan books, the editorial team is looking for fans to submit their content. Firstly, there are a pair of questionnaires for Takumi and Leo fans to answer. A rough translation will be provided below. Entries close halfway through 23rd July.

In addition, fans are encouraged to send their artwork. Artwork should be posted to the address above in the form of a postcard. The artwork itself can be horizontal or vertical. The deadline for submissions is 27th July, so fans will need to be pretty quick!

Hmm, would they ever do versions for the little sisters…?

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Rumour: Tharja Warriors Reveal + Fates Artbook from Cipher Festival

This Sunday, 2018’s last Fire Emblem Cipher Festival event took place in Japan. Although these events are mainly focused on the Cipher card game, sometimes other snippets of information are brought to light.


(We only have official photographs from the event.)

According to event-goers on Twitter etc., a Fire Emblem Warriors character trailer for Tharja–one of the three new Awakening DLC characters–was shown on stage. Earlier, the official Japanese Warriors Twitter teased a surprise at the event, which appears to be this.

Sadly, because photography was prohibited at the event (outside of designated zones, like the artwork exhibits), we don’t have any pictures or videos to share. From what we can tell, the fans who saw the trailer were all very hyped–and it may even have distracted some tournament players…


(A poster on 2ch commenting about the Tharja trailer.)

Apparently, Tharja is a Robin clone, which probably isn’t a huge surprise. One of the new History Maps is based on Chapter 9 of Awakening, where she’s recruited, which again anyone could’ve guessed. Finally, during her victory movie, she poses like her official figure. Hmm, how will she pull that one off?

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