On 9th June 2022, Billy Kametz who voiced the iconic Ferdinand von Aegir among other roles, sadly passed away at the age of 35. Earlier in the year, Billy revealed that he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
The news of his passing was shared by Point of Contact Booking, a convention agency that he was a client for. You can view Billy’s obiturary here.
Since the news was shared, there has been a massive outpouring of love from colleagues and fans alike on social media.
Fans also raised well over $150,000 for Billy’s GoFundMe, which is still accepting donations until 14th June. Leftover donations will go towards his celebration of life and funeral.
FE Warriors: Three Hopes, which releases on 24th June 2022, is potentially the last time we’ll hear from Billy, as he reprises Ferdinand.
It’s clear that Billy was an exceptional and beloved man–and a massive shame that his life was cut short. May he rest in peace.
On 14th August 2020, Fire Emblem Heroes is holding a Japanese livestream between 18:00 and 20:00 (Japan time), to casually chat about the 30th anniversary of Fire Emblem.
There will be NO new information related to Fire Emblem Heroes (and presumably in general).
Titled “Fire Emblem Roundtable”, Chief Fehnix (voiced by Takehito Koyasu) will be the host and he’ll be accompanied by three guests: the voices of Bernadetta (Ayumi Tsuji), Ferdinand (Taito Ban), and Claude (Toshiyuki Toyonaga).
The English FE Heroes social media channels haven’t mentioned anything related to this livestream, so its unknown if a subtitled version will be later provided.
Things definitely dropped early today, in the Harmony amid Chaos banner, which hours ahead of time, informed Summoners of the incoming Three Houses themed banner, introducing Ferdinand (von Aegir), Lysithea, Bernadetta and Annette to the fray.
The batch comes with a couple of continues line skills, such as some more Rouse, Gap and Lull skills. Additionally, the coveted Atk/Spd Push 4 is present, so if you’re looking for ways to bolster up your healers, diving into the colorless pool may not be a bad option.
The Flame Emperor was also spotted, implying that they’re the next Grand Hero Battle reward unit. Flame Emperor was spotted wielding a Guard Axe+, but your mind can wander about the rest of the skillset.
The banner itself kicks off on March 5 at 11p PT (so March 6 if you live on the east coast or in Central time, like myself).