GameXplain goes over Echoes details

GameXplain did a 2 hour stream of the now released Japanese version of Echoes, which you can see here.

Derrick shows off the new prologue of the game, where Alm and friends are kids assisting Mycen fight off some invaders, before Celica goes on her own way to begin her training as a Priestess. Afterwards, the stream kicks into the video we saw from the original trailer announcement.

Fast forward to the present; the new village mechanics are shown. Similar to Shin Megami Tensei IV, there are static images of characters to talk to, which can include townspeople offering hints or even your own allies sharing their backstories.

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Cipher: Chrom Magazine Promo, New S9 Artwork and Livestream Info!

After a drought of news regarding Fire Emblem Cipher, a few interesting tidbits have been recently revealed. Just today, Dengeki Nintendo tweeted a new promo card of Chrom from Awakening will be released in their upcoming June issue!

The magazine will be released on April 21st and can be pre-ordered from Amazon Japan here. As usual, each issue comes with two copies of the card. There is no indication that the matching issue of Nintendo DREAM will include a promo card, however.

Additionally, the @FECipher twitter account recently revealed a beautiful piece of artwork featuring Rinea and Berkut from Fire Emblem Echoes.

The image was showcased to promote the upcoming Cipher Summer Livestream, which will broadcast live over NicoNico on May 13th. Hibiki Yamamura, Rinea’s voice actress, will be a guest on the show. As usual, Ryota Kawade and Young will be hosting.

If Cipher follows its typical schedule, daily card reveals for Series 9 will likely start the week before the livestream, if not sooner. Once daily reveals begin, so will our weekly Cipher set coverage, so stay tuned!

Heroes: Zephiel Grand Hero Battle & Battling Zephiel Banner!

The next Grand Hero Battle in Fire Emblem Heroes is now live! The star of this battle is Zephiel, the main antagonist of Binding Blade. As usual, you can play both a Hard and Lunatic map to earn yourself a 3★ and 4★ version of the King of Bern.

Releasing alongside the new Grand Hero Battle is a matching focus banner entitled Battling Zephiel. The 5★ focus units available in this battle are Nowi, Frederick, Hana, and Reinhardt. If you’re having trouble against Zephiel, perhaps summoning one or more of these heroes could help lead your army to victory!

Both the battle and the accompanying banner will be available until Monday, April 24th at 7:59 am UTC.

Echoes: Sneak Peak at Upcoming DLC

Today, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia launched in Japan and, thanks to renowned data-miner @SciresM, we have a better idea of what to expect from the forthcoming DLC.

The first series of DLC (three maps from the “Fighter’s Journey” set) launched at the same time as the game, but we know from the Japanese official site that there are three more series of DLC planned.

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