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Japanese Merchandise for March 2019

In what is starting to become a routine, Intelligent Systems has announced the next wave of Fire Emblem merchandise scheduled for March 2019.

As you can probably tell from the promotional image, this merchandise is intended for Japanese audiences, but there’s nothing to stop you from importing from places like AmiAmi and CDJapan.

This time, there’s slightly less on offer: 3 types of merchandise versus 4 in previous months. We’re not sure if this is a sign that they’re slowing down or if they simply want to give collectors a short break. Chances are we’ll find out soon enough!

Masking Tape – 800 Yen (excl. tax)

The first exhibit is a set of two Binding Blade decorative tapes, featuring portraits of popular(?) characters and the overhead map. As the example shows, you can overlay the second design to create your own maps. Each tape measures 10 m when fully extended.

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Next Wave of Japanese Merchandise for February 2019

Who’s ready for another dealing of official Fire Emblem merchandise? Intelligent Systems sure are, because they’ve announced another wave of merchandise arriving in February 2019.

In case you missed it, new merchandise will also be arriving in December of this year and January of 2019. All of this stuff is exclusive to Japan, but you can always import them from sites like AmiAmi and CDJapan.

Anyway, time for the lowdown!

Tin Badges – 600 Yen each (excl. tax)

This time, only two new badges have been added: female Corrin and Xander. As usual, these 75 mm badges are great for wearing or just collecting.

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Team FE Presents Extra Life: Day 2, Nov. 10 11a – 11p PT

If you were able to tune in on November 3rd for Extra Life’s official Game Day event, you may recall the charity livestream featuring shenanigans from well known Fire Emblem players such as KirbymastaH and Gwimpage. With generous support, we were able to raise $1765 $1865! on our first day, which is absolutely amazing!

Day 2 is planned to start in about 15 minutes, can be viewed at our collaborative Twitch Channel, rFireEmblemHeroes, and will feature quite a lot of activity, including double the Voice Actor appearance and even more games.

If you have any interest in joining, then you’ll see some exciting participation as we’re joined by the following Voice Actors:

Additionally, our player roster leads off with the infamous Abdallah, starting things off with Fire Emblem Awakening, and will also feature our very own Raven, General Horace, and even Kyle McCarley himself.

If you’d like to be eligible to win a prize, feel free to donate to our cause, which of course, benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the US. Prizes will be displayed in a slideshow during the stream, so check em out. Spoilers…one of the prizes is artwork created and donated by FE Heroes character artist Soeda Ippei!

The above image has our full timeline schedule, so join when you can and say hello!

For more details:

  • You can find more about Extra Life here
  • You can read the first post about this year’s event here
  • You can find Reddit’s first blogpost about the event here
  • For links on Prizes and donation logic, and other event details through Reddit, you can find it all here

Awakening: 1st Anniversary Interview from 2013

With so much going on in the Fire Emblem world lately, it’s too easy for things to be forgotten and left behind. Such as this interview with the Awakening development team from way back in 2013.

Conducted by Nintendo Dream to commemorate the game’s 1st anniversary in Japan, this interview was one of the first to touch on how Awakening helped to save the series from dire straits.

Yes, we can rest easy now, but, during development, we were faced with a rather grim situation: “If this game doesn’t sell well, the FE series is probably over.”

–Kouhei Maeda

There’s also a lot of insight into how the game’s DLC was developed, including some amusing commentary about the controversial censored swimsuit Tharja CG in the North American version.

But it actually had to do with the rating systems. So in North America, they chose to hide part of Tharja’s swimsuit.

–Toshiyuki Kusakihara

But in their efforts to conceal it, we heard it ended up being taken as even more suggestive…

–Kouhei Maeda

You can find the full translated interview over on Kantopia or on our forums.