In the interview, the developers reflect on the player feedback received after launch and discuss how certain design choices were made, such as the inclusion of new characters and Alm becoming left-handed.
We were incredibly anxious due to development limitations, as well as wondering whether the newer fans of the series would be accepting of this game. So after seeing the great response the game got, well, it was a relief!
Six new heroes are arriving tomorrow in Fire Emblem Heroes! The new Summoning Focus features two banners with characters from Fire Emblem Echoes. One includes Gray, Mathilda, and Delthea from Alm’s army, and the other Leon, Saber, and Sonya from Celica’s army.
The official Nintendo Mobile YouTube channel shared two videos to introduce these new heroes. Check them out below to see them in action!
All six new heroes come with at least one new weapon or skill. See below for a full breakdown of all the new characters’ skills.
A new story chapter will also be released as part of the Summoning Focus! It continues the main storyline of the game with Sharena, Alfonse, and the Summoner chasing after Prince Bruno. A character that looks suspiciously like Clive can also be seen appearing on one of the story maps.
The new Summoning Focus and its maps will be releasing tomorrow, 13 July. No ending date has been provided as of yet, but we can assume the banner will be around for at least a couple of weeks.
Bound Hero Battles function very similarly to Grand Hero Battles. They’re available in three difficulties, and all four heroes must survive the map in order to earn your rewards. However, you do not earn a new hero as a prize. Instead, Orbs are rewarded for completing each map. You earn 2 Orbs for Hard, 3 for Lunatic, and 4 for Infernal.
A new Summoning Focus banner is also available! Within the Alm and Celica’s Battle banner, you can summon 5★ versions of three Echoes characters: Genny, Clair, and Lukas. Alm, Faye, Mae, and Boey are also still available in the current Tempest Trials banner.
The Alm & Celica Bound Heroes Battle and its associated Summoning Focus will be available for one week until 13 July at 6:59am UTC. Do your best to complete these maps and earn some useful Orbs!