Following yesterday’s DLC details for the Japanese version of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the updated English official website has delivered plans for DLC in the West.
First, let’s start with the good news. After the disappointing way that Fates’s DLC “ended”, it appears we’ll be receiving all 22 DLC that Japan is getting. This even extends to the Cipher collaboration DLC, which is very surprising.
(While the North American website hasn’t revealed that the Cipher DLC is coming, the UK/European website is a lot more open about it.)
The bad news is that the DLC isn’t… cheap, but we suspect most of you expected that much. That said, if you want to save money, there will be season pass that costs 44.99 USD/63.49 CAD/39.99 GBP/44.99 EUR, saving you 30%.
Fortunately, there will be weekly free DLC in the form of “Mila’s Bounty”, which provide access to rare and exclusive items.
Anyway, we already covered the DLC in depth not long ago, but if you’re interested to see how it compares to the Japanese DLC, carry on reading!
Today, the Japanese official website for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia updated with new information about the tentative Series 2 and 3 DLC.
As it happens, Series 2–dubbed “Heroes’ Challenge”–is available to purchase now. Whereas Series 1 was geared towards early-game, the maps in this series will benefit those who’ve reached mid-game or beyond.
Additionally, all players can download the 3rd piece of free DLC–“Goddess’s Gift 3”, which grants a rare Taurus shard and 5 shiny Golden Marks.
Series 3 will arrive a bit later, starting from 24th May 2017. This series is divided into the “Sealed Altar”, which contains 10 new ultimate classes, and the “Prelude of the Deliverance”, four story maps that occur before Alm’s journey starts.
Everything we currently know can be found in our DLC section. Or if you’d like, keep reading for the full lowdown!
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has been out for a week in Japan now. Starting today, players can download “Gift from the Goddess 2”, which grants a rare Villager’s Fork item, but only once per save.
When equipped with this item (which cannot be found in-game), any character who isn’t Alm or Celica can Class Change to a Villager at a Mila Shrine, allowing them to explore other class paths and gain more Levels.
In related news, Kirokan has kindly translated a rather lengthy interview with the Echoes development staff from the June 2016 issue of Dengeki, which came out recently. You can read it on Kirokan’s website, or over on our forums.
You may have already seen an out-of-context quote from this interview posted on various gaming sites; if so, we definitely recommend reading the entire interview (or at least the relevant parts) to see what the developers really meant.
Besides that, the interview provides a lot of insight not just for Echoes, but for the well-being and future of the series. There’s even a sneaky mention of the abandoned real-time Fire Emblem game.
A special thanks to Kirie for sharing the interview!
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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