During today’s Cipher live-stream, the hosts showed off some new Fire Emblem merchandise for sale at the Fire Emblem Expo event on 4th May 2019.
In case you missed the memo, Fire Emblem Expo is an event for fans, taking place at Zepp Tokyo in Japan. It’s not Fire Emblem‘s version of E3 by a long shot; rather, it focuses on providing fun experiences–and that includes shopping!
Conveniently, Intelligent Systems will be taking pre-orders for most of the merchandise, so you don’t need to stress out on the day of the event. Pre-ordered merchandise can be picked up at the venue or delivered to your house. Pre-orders are open until 3rd March 2019.
Tickets for the event aren’t required for pre-ordering or ordering from the event venue. Essentially, the merchandise stalls are outside of the event itself. However, stock is limited–once pre-orders run out, it’s first-come-first-serve on the day of the event.
In addition, two brand new drama CDs were announced, focusing on Blazing Blade and Radiant Dawn. These will release prior to Fire Emblem Expo, on 17th April 2019, but will also be available from the expo. For more details, please scroll to the very end (or click here).
Now, on to the goodies…
Who’s ready for another dealing of official Fire Emblem merchandise? Intelligent Systems sure are, because they’ve announced another wave of merchandise arriving in February 2019.
In case you missed it, new merchandise will also be arriving in December of this year and January of 2019. All of this stuff is exclusive to Japan, but you can always import them from sites like AmiAmi and CDJapan.
Anyway, time for the lowdown!
Tin Badges – 600 Yen each (excl. tax)
This time, only two new badges have been added: female Corrin and Xander. As usual, these 75 mm badges are great for wearing or just collecting.
Intelligent Systems is on a roll! It wasn’t too long ago that they announced some new Fire Emblem merchandise for December and they’ve already gone and announced more for the following month: January of 2019.
As before, the merchandise is sadly exclusive to Japan, but if you’re quick, you can find them for pre-order at good import stores like AmiAmi and CDJapan. Below you can find the details in English!
Out of nowhere, Intelligent Systems has announced that an original soundtrack (OST) dedicated to the Elibe duology, Binding Blade and Blazing Blade, will be coming out on 19th December 2018 in Japan.
This is particularly notable since the original games came out 15 years ago (wow, it’s been that long…) and a full OST was never sold, although a partial soundtrack was bundled with an artbook.
However do note that this release doesn’t mean anything special, because Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn soundtracks were released in 2015–and nothing special happened back then.
Presumably, Intelligent Systems is simply capitalising on the fan demand growing over the years. Currently the only games missing official soundtracks are The Sacred Stones and New Mystery of the Emblem.
Anyway, onto the soundtrack itself! The full package contains the following:
- A collector’s box, to fit in both games’ soundtracks, with brand new artwork.
- Jewel cases for each game featuring the game’s box art.
- A full colour 8-page booklet for both games.
- 5 CDs featuring a total of 170 tracks between the two games.
- A bonus “Music Box” CD that has 10 music box style arrangements.
- A sound rubber strap that plays a variety of sound effects from the games.
The whole thing costs 5,200 Yen including tax (about 46 dollars). For more details, please check Intelligent System’s page here. Below you can find the track listing in English.