Tag Archive for Awakening

Community Spotlight: Les Revenants Fanzine, a 100 page showcase of horror (preorders open until Sept 24)

Being as the season of spooks is upon us, it is fitting that today, we showcase the Les Revenants fanzine. While the Fire Emblem Heroes franchise tends to celebrate this time of year with special summonable units and a few entertaining one-liners, this time, an artist collective came together to put out an issue highlighting the more…somber and scary side of Fire Emblem (Awakening and Fates specifically).

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Preorders for this are open for one week from today, and you can hop onto their web site to take a look at anything that might interest you from this batch. If you’d like to track their activity or support them on social media, definitely consider checking out their Twitter.

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You can score a PDF copy of the 100 page zine for $15, or upgrade to various other bundles up to $60, that depending on the package, could include a hard copy of the book, acrylic or wooden charms, bookmarks, stickers, and even tarot cards). There’s a lot to consider here, especially if you’re a fan of a horror-focused theme, which is definitely something rare in the fanart project community.

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To compliment this fanzine, Rena Strober (voice of Azura from Fire Emblem Fates and her other appearances) is going to sign a preordered zine copy and Azura tarot card as part of their raffle. If you’d like to take advantage of this, then you have until 11:59 pm on Saturday, September 20. She’s been involved in many appearances and collaborations, both here on Serenes Forest and through other endeavors, and she’s a wonderful person. Take a look here for the rules on the chance to win this signed copy; I recommend taking advantage of this chance if you can!

Merchandise: “Fire Emblem Armory Collection” Continues into Late 2021

The Fire Emblem Armory Collection, which started in 2019, is adding some new products, all scheduled to release before the end of 2021.

Firstly, there will be two “Fire Emblem Armory Collection Mini” sets, similar to the Three Houses set available via FE Expo II (and which can still be purchased via IS’s web store).

One of them will feature the divine weapons wielded by Sigurd, Quan and Eldigan from Genealogy of the Holy War: the divine Tyrfing, earthly Gae Bolg and dark Mystletainn.

It’ll be releasing on September 2021, priced at 4,400 Yen (including tax), and is now available to pre-order.

The other will feature the ultimate weapons wielded by Lyn, Eliwood and Hector from Blazing Blade: the Sol Katti, Durandal and Armads. If you don’t recognise the Sol Katti, the one in FE Heroes is based on its Awakening incarnation.

It’ll be released on October 2021, also priced at 4,400 Yen (with tax).

Specifications (both)

  • Length: Approx 65 mm
  • Box: Approx 220 x 90 x 20 mm
  • Materials: Zinc alloy body and stainless steel/copper parts

Last but not least, the Fire Emblem from Awakening will be released as part of the “Fire Emblem Armory Collection” (not mini) on November 2021, again priced at 4,400 Yen (with tax).

It’ll be joining the Fire Emblem (Binding Shield) from Mystery of the Emblem, which was exclusively given to SS ticket holders for the first FE Expo (and the predecessor of the Armory Collection).

Specifications

  • Size: Approx 48 x 59 mm
  • Box: Approx 90 x 90 x 20 mm
  • Materials: Zinc alloy body and stainless steel/copper parts

Awakening and Three Houses Drama CDs Releasing 18th March!

Here’s something a bit out of the blue. Today, Intelligent Systems revealed a pair of new drama CDs–one for Awakening and one for Three Houses. Both will be released in Japan on 18th March 2020.

These drama CDs are actually the 3rd and 4th in the “Fire Emblem Extra Drama CD” series. Last year, they released similar drama CDs for Blazing Blade and Radiant Dawn.

For those unsure what drama CDs are, they’re akin to short radio dramas, where you listen to a story being acted out. In this case, they’re side-stories featuring a tight cast of characters.

Of note, the Gatekeeper appears in the Three Houses drama CD!

Drama CD Awakening: Waking Darkness; Undying Hope Three Houses: An Officer’s Academy Sleuthing Story
Release Date 18th March 2020
Price 2000 Yen (incl. tax)
Voice Cast Robin: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Chrom: Tomokazu Sugita
Lucina: Yū Kobayashi
Gerome: Tarusuke Shingaki
Edelgard: Ai Kakuma
Dimitri: Kaito Ishikawa
Claude: Toshiyuki Toyonaga
Sothis: Tomoyo Kurosawa
Gatekeeper: Shinobu Matsumoto
Run-time ~24 mins ~27 mins
Product No. QWCI-00008 QWCI-00009
JAN Code 4589875322296 4589875322302
Publisher Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd
Distributor Pony Canyon Inc.

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Cipher S18 Weekly Recap: Claude SR, Frelian Siblings Paired Cards and More!

Today I’ll be filling in for Kirie, as we cover the third weekly recap for Series 18 of the Fire Emblem Cipher card game. For those unaware, this series features cards from the recent Three Houses, alongside old favourites from The Sacred Stones and Awakening.

The first card of this week belongs to Hubert, the tactician of the Black Eagles. He is currently a Monk, his most fitting Beginner class. No other cards of his were shown off, unlike the other Three Houses characters later on in the week.

Next in the spotlight is one Felix Hugo Fraldarius, representing the Blue Lions. His first card depicts him as a Noble, while his second card is him as a Swordmaster.

For day 3, we have two cards of Libra from Awakening. The first card shows Libra as a Priest, presumably before the events of the game. Glancing at this card, I’m not surprised he was mistaken for a Cleric… Meanwhile the second card is War Monk Libra as we know him.

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