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Fates Artbook Cover, Three Houses Cipher Promos & Meet Edelgard!

Earlier today, Fire Emblem Cipher held its Series 16 pre-release livestream. In addition to many Cipher-related news and reveals, the team shared some more general Fire Emblem info as well.

As promised, the cover artwork for the Fates artbook “Pellucid Crystal” was unveiled during the livestream. Yusuke Kozaki has really outdone himself with a highly detailed panorama featuring Nohrians and Hoshidans fighting together.

The artbook can be pre-ordered via Amazon Japan. The editing team has also opened up a webpage showcasing various sample pages from the artbook (which you can also find below). As a reminder, the book contains 320 pages and releases on 25th April 2019.

Next, the hosts showed off a trio of Cipher promotional cards depicting the House Leaders from Three Houses. These will be given out during this year’s “Cipher Festival” event. The artists are Kotaro Yamada, Senri Kita and Rika Suzuki.

Besides the spiffy art and brown/olive border colour, no further details were provided. That said, we do know Three Houses will feature in Cipher‘s Series 18, although it’s likely these cards will precede that series.

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Fates: “Pellucid Crystal” Art Book Releasing 25th April 2019 + Message from Yusuke Kozaki

To say it’s taken a while it’s an understatement, but the Fire Emblem Fates art book is finally fated to arrive on 25th April 2019, in Japan. This information was provided by the Nintendo Dream editing team.

The art book’s full title is “Fire Emblem Fates: Visual Guide – Pellucid Crystal”. It’s produced by the team behind the Tellius and Echoes books, and is fully supervised by Intelligent Systems. Currently, it’s available to pre-order on Amazon Japan.

The book itself contains 320 pages, which cover various character artwork, taken from in-game visuals (including the Private Quarters) and concept designs. In addition, there will be movie scenes, outlines of the storyline of all three paths, plus details regarding the world and story.

When this news was announced, the game’s artist–Yusuke Kozaki–cautioned fans that the art book will not contain official artwork for every character. So those wishing to buy the book to see all the official artwork should bear this in mind.

But I should mention, not every character has an individual illustration. I know this is probably frustrating for those wishing to buy the book and expecting otherwise. To make up for that, I drew a spectacular piece for the book’s cover.

–Yusuke Kozaki, via Twitter (translated).

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Fates Artbook Officially Teased + Upcoming Kotaro Yamada Artworks

It’s been over 3 years since Fates released in Japan, but fans have still been waiting for a fully-fledged artbook similar in vein to The Art of Awakening or the more recent Valentia Accordion.


A recreation of the teaser featured in the fan books.

The wait continues, but there’s now a visible light at the end of the tunnel. Because we finally have confirmation that a Fates artbook is actually happening, from the most unlikely of sources: the Takumi and Leo fan books released on 31st August.

Towards the end of the books, there’s a teaser for the Fates artbook from the same team behind the fan books, as well as the Tellius and Valentia artbooks. All it says is that “production [of the Fates artbook] is underway”.

A big thanks to @theprinceofiris for the heads up–and Japanese fans for sharing this information.

Back in March, Kozaki Yusuke–the artist of Fates–mentioned that he’s hoping to finish the Fates artbook before the end of 2018. However, judging from the wording and the timing of the teaser, the chances of that happening seems slim: expect a 2019 release.


The cover art appears to be of an original character inspired by Fire Emblem.

If you’re hungering for some Fire Emblem art goodness sooner rather than later, all hope isn’t lost. On 22nd September 2018, “Via luminis“, an artbook dedicated to the works of Kotaro Yamada will be released in Japan.

This 128 page artbook features art from over a dozen franchises that Yamada has worked on, including Fire Emblem. For reference, Yamada has contributed to Heroes and Cipher, and he was also the author of the Binding Blade manga, Hasha no Tsurugi.

Currently, the book’s exact contents are unknown, but as an educated guess, there ought to be at least 10 pages of Fire Emblem–and you can bet that Narcian will be among them. Hopefully there’s this Cipher art of the Hasha no Tsurugi crew as well.

Echoes: Memorial Book “Valentia Accordion” Releasing 30th March

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.