Famitsu’s official website has shared a tiny Fire Emblem Warriors-related snippet from its next issue, which arrives on Japanese bookshelves on 3rd August.
We learn that Cordelia, the exceptionally skilled yet humble Ylissean Pegasus Knight, and the female version of Robin the Tactician will be joining the previously-announced Awakening warriors on the battlefield.
The accompanying text also states that the magazine will be delving into key gameplay mechanics such as effective damage, the weapon triangle, as as well as Classic and Casual (modes, presumably).
In Classic, fallen characters cannot be re-deployed, mimicking permanent death in the main series games, while this restriction is removed in Casual. Earlier, the developers had teased permanent death, so it’ll be interesting to see how it works here.
We have some more information on Fire Emblem Warriors, thanks to Weekly Famitsu, RPGSite has already gotten a translation of the page out, you can check it out here
We finally, after nearly 5 months of waiting have some proper information on the upcoming Fire Emblem Warriors.
First off we’ll go over some translated tidbits, all of which come from this week’s issue of Famitsu.
Two original protagonists: Shion and Lian. They are twins from the Kingdom of Aitriss and the children of Queen Yuana.
Shion (VA: Yūma Uchida – Who voices Rock Howard in The King of Fighters XIV in terms of recent game roles.)
The royal prince of the Kingdom of Aitriss. Aspires to be a knight who fights on the front-lines rather than a king and thus encourages his twin sister Lian to inherit the throne.
Lian (VA: Māya Uchida – Who voices Sharena in the Japanese version of Fire Emblem Heroes.)
Shion’s older twin sister. Clever and is understanding of her own faults, so she has no desire to inherit the throne. Rather, she encourages Shion to become king.
After a quiet spell, we finally have some new details about Fire Emblem Warriors courtesy of preview images of this week’s Famitsu, which releases this Thursday.
As expected, Warriors will feature original characters in addition to the existing heroes from throughout the series–starting with twin protagonists Shion and Lian (names are subject to change).
At the moment, we only have tiny images to go off, so it’s impossible to make out any concrete information about the duo. We do see both of them with Marth in the screenshots, so presumably they will exist simultaneously in the story.
The second preview image focuses on Marth from Shadow Dragon–the second fighter to be confirmed, following Chrom from Awakening. As the hero of the very first Fire Emblem and one of the series’s icons, his addition shouldn’t come as a shock.
In the top-right corner, there’s a mention of the Kingdom of Aitriss being engulfed in war. One can assume this is the friendly nation that Shion and Lian hail from–and we would not be surprised if they were Idrisian royalty.
To the left is a screenshot of Marth shaking hands with a currently unknown character. It’s definitely not Shion or Lian due to the different hair colour and clothes and it’s also hard to tell if it’s an existing character or a new one.
That’s about it for the previews, but this week’s issue will include at least 2 more double-page spreads. The two pages after Marth focus on Chrom, while there’s also a staff interview at the end. (The numbers 10 to 13 refer to Marth and Chrom’s pages.)