Being as the season of spooks is upon us, it is fitting that today, we showcase the Les Revenants fanzine. While the Fire Emblem Heroes franchise tends to celebrate this time of year with special summonable units and a few entertaining one-liners, this time, an artist collective came together to put out an issue highlighting the more…somber and scary side of Fire Emblem (Awakening and Fates specifically).
Preorders for this are open for one week from today, and you can hop onto their web site to take a look at anything that might interest you from this batch. If you’d like to track their activity or support them on social media, definitely consider checking out their Twitter.
You can score a PDF copy of the 100 page zine for $15, or upgrade to various other bundles up to $60, that depending on the package, could include a hard copy of the book, acrylic or wooden charms, bookmarks, stickers, and even tarot cards). There’s a lot to consider here, especially if you’re a fan of a horror-focused theme, which is definitely something rare in the fanart project community.
To compliment this fanzine, Rena Strober (voice of Azura from Fire Emblem Fates and her other appearances) is going to sign a preordered zine copy and Azura tarot card as part of their raffle. If you’d like to take advantage of this, then you have until 11:59 pm on Saturday, September 20. She’s been involved in many appearances and collaborations, both here on Serenes Forest and through other endeavors, and she’s a wonderful person. Take a look here for the rules on the chance to win this signed copy; I recommend taking advantage of this chance if you can!
On 25th May, the Fire Emblem Cipher team held their Spring 2019 livestream–the second seasonal one of the year. The hosts were Ryota Kawade, Young, and Eri Suzuki.
Note: Images were taken from @kizuna_fecipher.
The main agenda was to discuss the upcoming Series 17: “The Advance of All Heroes”. This series breaks the usual trends of featuring a small number of factions by including not just every faction but every single game title.
Above is the official list of featured games. I won’t bother naming them all, but it’s all the mainline games from the first up to Echoes and including Heroes and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. Unless I missed it, Warriors is not advertised, despite having cards in the past.
Besides that, the original Cipher mascots will make an appearance in Series 17 too. Above are Emma and Shade, the first pair of mascots, in the Falcon Knight and Dark Sage classes respectively.
Also, although Three Houses isn’t a featured title (because it’s a bit too new by the time the Series 17 releases), there will be cards for it, in the form of booster box “preview” promos. It seems everyone will get 2 of the 4 cards per box.
Recently, Japanese retailers have started taking pre-orders for a wave of new Fire Emblem merchandise arriving some time this August.
First up, we have a collection of 6 cutesy acrylic keyrings featuring the key characters from Fire Emblem Heroes (pun not intended). A box of 6 will set you back 3,888 Yen, which is around 35 USD.
Fans of Heroes with an iPhone may also appreciate the 2-way smartphone case, which will help keep your phone safe during intense strategical bouts. The case by itself costs 4,104 Yen.
For those who desire a more luxurious experience, there’s also a limited edition that includes a hand strap and a snazzy microfibre cloth. This one costs 5,400 Yen, which is around 49 USD.
Good news for Fates and music fans! On 27th April 2016, Nintendo will be releasing the Fire Emblem if (Fates) Original Soundtrack in Japan in partnership with Tablier Communications inc.
(All images credits to Famitsu)
Like the official Awakening soundtrack that came before it, Fates’s soundtrack comes in a beast of a package. For starters, it contains all 134 tracks from the game across 7 CDs and includes a bonus, bumper-packed DVD.
Similarly, Yusuke Kozaki–the artist of Awakening and Fates–again provides the glorious cover illustration, this time depicting Azura’s iconic performance at the Opera House.
The goodies don’t end there: First-print copies of the soundtrack will be bundled with a pair of those increasingly popular can badges featuring male and female Corrin.