Earlier today, Fire Emblem Cipher held its Series 16 pre-release livestream. In addition to many Cipher-related news and reveals, the team shared some more general Fire Emblem info as well.
As promised, the cover artwork for the Fates artbook “Pellucid Crystal” was unveiled during the livestream. Yusuke Kozaki has really outdone himself with a highly detailed panorama featuring Nohrians and Hoshidans fighting together.
The artbook can be pre-ordered via Amazon Japan. The editing team has also opened up a webpage showcasing various sample pages from the artbook (which you can also find below). As a reminder, the book contains 320 pages and releases on 25th April 2019.
Next, the hosts showed off a trio of Cipher promotional cards depicting the House Leaders from Three Houses. These will be given out during this year’s “Cipher Festival” event. The artists are Kotaro Yamada, Senri Kita and Rika Suzuki.
Besides the spiffy art and brown/olive border colour, no further details were provided. That said, we do know Three Houses will feature in Cipher‘s Series 18, although it’s likely these cards will precede that series.
This past week has been filled to the brim with exciting card reveals for Fire Emblem Cipher! The Cipher team was kind enough to show off a whopping four new SR+ card this week. The most adorable of the bunch is definitely today’s reveal, which features alternate joined-art of Roy and Lilina!
Two other characters also got exclusive SR+ cards this week. First up, Eir from Heroes gets an exciting SR+ card featuring a signature from her Japanese VA, Sora Amamiya. Mae also gets a signed SR+ card from her own VA, Eri Inagawa. Mae’s reveal also includes her unpromoted card.
The final reveals for the week both include R foil cards. On the left is Idunn from Binding Blade, making her Cipher debut just in time for her Heroes debut! We also get our first card for Ashera from Radiant Dawn, shown here along with a Disciple of Order soldier.
We’ve gotten a lot of reveals over the last few weeks, but many more will be coming during tomorrow’s Pre-Release Livesteam! As we previously announced, Rina Hidaka (VA for Veronica) and Juri Kimura (VA for Nyx and Mozu) will be joining as guests.
The stream airs tomorrow at 20:00 JST as usual (11:00 UTC) live over NicoNico and YouTube. You can find stream links on the official site. In addition to opening up packs to show off more S16 cards, we’ll likely also get some more art and details for the next few sets, and possibly other Cipher news. Stay tuned!
Cipher Series 16 will release just next week on 22 March! For further discussion about Cipher, feel free to join us in the Cipher subforum on the forums! You can also check out the Cipher Wiki for translations of the cards and more detailed information.
We’ve had many new reveals for S16 of Fire Emblem Cipher this week! Three of the most exciting new cards are special R+ variants. First up is a pair of cards for Klein and Clarine! These siblings show off special joined-art in these cards. Mila from Shadows of Valentia also gets an R+ card signed by her Japanese voice actress, Yoshiko Sakakibara.
@fecipher has also shown off a few new SR cards this week! First up is another representative from Valentia, Saber, with his very first SR card. This is also the first time we get to see a card for the Yasha overclass. Sigrun from Tellius also snags an SR this set, with particularly beautiful art by Megumi Nagahama.
The final reveal of the week belongs to Gale from Binding Blade. Gale makes his Cipher debut this set with two cards, including a promoted R foil.
There’s been no other news aside from daily reveals this week, so that’s all we have for now. Cipher Series 16 will release later this month on 22 March. In the meantime, it’ll be an exciting month of news, reveals, and speculation.
For further discussion about Cipher, feel free to join us in the Cipher subforum on the forums! You can also check out the Cipher Wiki for translations of the cards and more detailed information.
It’s been another fun week of card reveals for Fire Emblem Cipher! With Series 16 covering so many titles, @fecipher spread the card colours pretty evenly this week. Still, Binding Blade pulled ahead with two big profile reveals: Fae & Sophia!
Fae gets two cards to herself, a Cost 1 and a shiny R foil. Sophia’s cards on the other hand are a bit more interesting. In her SR on the right she’s wielding the legendary tome Apocalypse, placing her in the large joined-art of the set. With Roy in the centre with the Binding Blade and Dieck wielding Armads, we have only six characters to go.
Two of the other reveals of the week, like Fae, show off Cost 1 N cards paired with an R foil. Zelgius comes as the green Tellius representative for the week, and Conrad as the red Echoes representative. Furthermore, Conrad’s foil shown here is actually a special R+ version, signed by his Japanese VA, Takuya Satou!
The final card reveals of the week feature Heroes representatives: Alfonse and Sharena! Both cards take inspiration from their special Spring versions in game. This is notable as seasonal Heroes characters have traditionally been promos, not set cards. Perhaps we’ll see some more seasonal characters with the remaining FEH cards?
In addition to the twitter reveals, we also got some more official site updates recently. Although there’s nothing particularly new or noteworthy in these updates, they do provide some nicer, high quality images of set related promotional goodies.