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Three Houses: Wave 4 DLC Classes Officially Revealed!

With one week to go until Wave 4 of the Three Houses DLC is released, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems have been sharing a lot of tidbits via social media.

 

The latest morsel is related to the four brand new DLC classes. We already knew about them via data-mining, but now it’s official! The new classes are: Trickster, War Monk/Cleric, Dark Flier and Valkyrie. Awakening fans should recognise all four.

Featured in the screenshots are the Trickster and War Cleric classes. Looking at Ferdinand and Annette’s class lists, it seems our earlier suspicions have been confirmed: both Dark Flier and Valkyrie are female-only classes.

In Cindered Shadows, the four members of the Ashen Wolves will have access to these classes. Yuri will have Trickster, while we’re guessing Balthus will have War Monk, Constance Dark Flier and Hapi Valkyrie.

Trickster has a new Combat Art called “Trick”, which lets the user swap places with an ally within 5 spaces. With this, you can literally trick your way around the battlefield!

These classes can be unlocked in your main story save files after clearing Chapter 1 of Cindered Shadows. They are listed under a new category called “Special” classes. Characters must be Level 20+ and use an Underground Seal to change into these classes.

When you think of Trickster, there’s probably one character that jumps to mind. After clearing Chapter 1 of Cindered Shadows, you’ll be able to change Anna into her Trickster attire! Like other outfit changes, this can be done via “Unit Appearance” in your private quarters.

Additionally, Anna’s portrait during conversations etc. will change to match her new outfit! Classy.

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Three Houses: Nintendo Japan Sheds a Tiny Bit More Light on “Cindered Shadows” Side Story

Following yesterday’s trailer for Wave 4 of the Three Houses DLC, Nintendo Japan posted an article with a few more details.

 

To get everyone up to speed, Wave 4 will be arriving on 12th or 13th February 2020 (depending on where you live). It will include a new side story called “Cindered Shadows” and features new characters, classes, paralogues and activities etc.

The first thing to note is that Cindered Shadows is separate from the main game, with its own save files. To play it, you must choose the new “Side Story” option located between “Nintendo eShop” and “Copy”.

When creating a save file, players can choose the protagonist’s form and name, as well as select the difficulty (Normal or Hard) and mode (Classic or Casual). Just like when you begin a new save file for the main game.

In the main game, players followed a monthly routine where they taught and socialised with their students, while preparing for the end-of-month task. However, Cindered Shadows will have a different gameplay cycle (no details given).

Also, players will be provided with fixed team members and won’t be able to recruit other students. Furthermore, the maps will feature a lot of gimmicks and the overall difficulty is a bit higher than the main game.

(Not mentioned here, but by playing the side story, you can recruit new characters from the side story in the main game.)

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Three Houses Becomes “Four Houses” When “Cindered Shadows” DLC Story Arrives on 13th February 2020*

Byleth getting invited into Smash wasn’t the only big news today! Nintendo also surprised fans with a trailer for Wave 4 of the Three Houses DLC, featuring the new “Cindered Shadows” side story.

In this new story, you’ll join forces with four members of the Ashen Wolves, the secret fourth house living in the Abyss below Garreg Mach Monastery. From the looks of things, members of this house are rejects from society.

By progressing through this side story, you can recruit the new characters–Balthus, Yuri, Constance and Hapi–to the main story, while unlocking new classes, paralogues and activities.

Also, during the side story, it looks like you can use all three three House Leaders alongside other impossible recruits (like Hilda fighting alongside Edelgard!).

Cindered Shadows will be available for Expansion Pass owners from 13th February 2020* (UTC).

* 12th February 2020 (PST).

For more details and screenshots, please keep reading!

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Three Houses: “Sothis Regalia” Costume for Protagonists Available via Expansion Pass

To celebrate the end of the year, owners of the Three Houses expansion pass can download the “Sothis Regalia” costume, which lets the protagonists dress up as Sothis.

By the way, the Japanese website explicitly states that this will be the final costume DLC for the game.

Looking back at the upcoming DLC info from the Famitsu guidebook, you can see that this costume was originally part of the 4th and final wave of DLC. We translated it as “new costume(s) for male Byleth, female Byleth and Sothis”.

However, the wording was rather unclear; it was probably intended to be read as “new Sothis costumes for male Byleth and female Byleth”. Indeed, I’m sure many fans were wondering how they’d implement a costume for Sothis, who’s a NPC.