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.
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?
If you remember preorders for The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening going up late last year, well you’re in for a treat, because after 10 long months, the artbook is finally available. Dark Horse, the publishing company behind Hyrule Historia, has finally released The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening.
This 320 page book is filled to the brim with artwork related to character design, weapon design, storyboards, event illustrations and the game’s complete script for all possible dialogue and scenes.
This book will also be published in English, meaning that while those not proficient with Japanese may have had to pass on the Japanese version of this one, those same readers will be facing incredible temptation to pick this one up.
Preorders are currently being shipped, but if you missed your chance at a pre-order, copies are available now through your local comic shop (not confirmed in all comic shops), Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and even for Amazon Kindle. The best part? Its original asking price of $39.99 has been reduced to roughly $25.99. So quit reading this article and go snag yourself a copy!
During today’s eventful Fire Emblem Cipher Series 5 pre-release livestream, the hosts surprised us with the announcement of not one–but two Tellius art books releasing in Japan in the near future.
The first book, Fire Emblem Path of Radiance Design Works Tellius Recollection (Part 1), will be releasing on 29th July 2016. As you can guess, this book covers the first game in the legendary Tellius saga, Path of Radiance.
During the livestream, new artworks of Ike and Elincia were shown and an Amazon pre-order link was conveniently provided. According to Amazon, the book will contain 256 pages and will retail for 3,456 Yen (around 33 USD).
Additionally, a corresponding Radiant Dawn art book was teased at the same time. It appears the Nintendo Dream staff will be working on these books, like they did with the 25th Anniversary Making of Fire Emblem book and official Cipher guidebooks.