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Three Houses: Famitsu DLC Interview via Nintendo Everything + Bonus Questions

Last week, Famitsu covered the launch of Three Houses’s Wave 4 DLC. At the very end, there was an interview with the directors about the DLC (past and present). Thanks to Nintendo Everything, this interview has been translated to English.


Most of the key points were already spoiled ahead of time, so there isn’t much new. Nonetheless, it’s an interesting read. The interview discusses the addition of Maddening Mode, why there wasn’t a “golden route”, as well as the inspiration behind the Ashen Wolves.

Recently, Famitsu posted the online version of the interview, which oddly has parts that are completely absent in the issue itself. You can find translations of those extra parts below.

Topics include the new DLC activities (specifically the sauna and interactions with cats and dogs), the hidden story branch (spoilers if you haven’t completed the game) and the main illustration for Cindered Shadows.

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Three Houses: More Cindered Shadows Tidbits Via Famitsu!

As promised, this week’s issue of Famitsu, which includes a feature on Three Houses’s Cindered Shadows DLC story is now out! There are 12 pages, although the new stuff starts from Page 5 (the first couple of pages explain the main story).

Also, as you might expect, since this is Famitsu’s first proper feature on Cindered Shadows, a lot of the information is repeated. To save time, we’ll only cover the new information. For everything else, please refer to this article.

(Images via Nintendo Everything.)

First things first, here are the personal abilities for the Ashen Wolves students!

Yuri: Righteous Heart – Might +3 during combat, when fighting at 1 Range with no allies adjacent.

Constance: Personality Switch – Strength and Magic +3 when indoors, Defence and Resistance +3 when outdoors.

Balthus: King of Grappling – Strength and Defence +6 when user has 50% or less HP.

Hapi: Monstrous Body – User’s attacks are effective against monsters, but they are more easily targeted by monsters.

Also, here’s a list of the available class certifications for each playable character in Cindered Shadows. For each character, the first class is their initial class.

  • Yuri: Trickster, Commoner and Thief
  • Constance: Dark Flier and Noble
  • Balthus: War Monk and Noble
  • Hapi: Valkyrie and Commoner
  • Protagonist: Swordmaster, Commoner, Mercenary and Priest
  • Edelgard: Fortress Knight, Noble, Lord and Warrior
  • Linhardt: Bishop, Noble, Priest and Warlock
  • Dimitri: Paladin, Noble, Lord and Hero
  • Ashe: Sniper, Commoner, Archer and Assassin
  • Claude: Wyvern Rider, Noble, Lord and Sniper
  • Hilda: Warrior, Noble, Brigand and Pegasus Knight

Just in care you’re wondering, there is a place to hire battalions in Abyss, when playing Cindered Shadows.

Next, Trickster has the Lucky Seven ability from Awakening, except it functions differently here. Each turn, the user’s Strength, Magic, Speed, Defence, Resistance, Hit or Avoid will be increased by 5 for 1 turn.

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Three Houses: Cindered Shadows 12-Page Feature in This Week’s Famitsu & More DLC Class Tidbts

The next issue of Weekly Famitsu, which releases on 13th February, will have a 12-page feature on the Cindered Shadows side story from Three Houses’s Wave 4 DLC.

To celebrate the occasion, Famitsu has brought over Jun Suemi–who has designed artwork for various classic games, most notably Falcom’s Brandish series–to create a new piece of artwork for the issue’s cover.

Included in the feature will be details on the new characters (presumably the Ashen Wolves and Aelfric), how Cindered Shadows interacts with the main story, plus interviews with the two directors–Toshiyuki Kusaikihara and Genki Yokota.

The preview image shows off the profiles for the four Ashen Wolves students. Of note, it has details of their personal abilities (which are too blurry to read), crests (all “Mystery Crest”) and classes.

As expected, Yuri, Constance, Balthus and Hapi have access to Trickster, Dark Flier, War Monk and Valkyrie respectively. They also have access to Commoner (Yuri and Hapi), Noble (Constance and Balthus) and Thief (Yuri).

For those who don’t follow us on social media, the Japanese Twitter account shared more details about two of the DLC classes.

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Three Houses: Wave 3 and 4 DLC Outlined in Famitsu Guidebook

Today, the Three Houses Perfect Guide–a guidebook published by Famitsu–came out in Japan. Interestingly, it has a a page that briefly outlines the contents of the currently unreleased Wave 3 and 4 DLC (alongside the released ones).

Many thanks to the Japanese fan who posted it and Ein on GameFAQs for sharing it. Of course, in this day and age, it’s possible to fake pages like this. However, there’s a similar page from the guidebook, which has a similar layout and style.

Past here is a translation of the DLC contents. Please note that there are some very minor spoilers.

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