This Sunday, 2018’s last Fire Emblem Cipher Festival event took place in Japan. Although these events are mainly focused on the Cipher card game, sometimes other snippets of information are brought to light.
(We only have official photographs from the event.)
According to event-goers on Twitter etc., a Fire Emblem Warriors character trailer for Tharja–one of the three new Awakening DLC characters–was shown on stage. Earlier, the official Japanese Warriors Twitter teased a surprise at the event, which appears to be this.
Sadly, because photography was prohibited at the event (outside of designated zones, like the artwork exhibits), we don’t have any pictures or videos to share
. From what we can tell, the fans who saw the trailer were all very hyped–and it may even have distracted some tournament players…
(A poster on 2ch commenting about the Tharja trailer.)
Apparently, Tharja is a Robin clone, which probably isn’t a huge surprise. One of the new History Maps is based on Chapter 9 of Awakening, where she’s recruited, which again anyone could’ve guessed. Finally, during her victory movie, she poses like her official figure. Hmm, how will she pull that one off?
Following from yesterday’s Famitsu preview, we have a few more details about the Fire Emblem Fates DLC pack for Fire Emblem Warriors that releases on 21st December 2017.
(A big thanks to Nintendo Everything for the pictures)
Firstly, Azura’s mysterious songstress costume is unlocked when you get her. In addition to wielding lances, she can use Sing to restore the Warrior and Awakening gauge of allies. The other four costumes are unlocked by playing the new history maps.
Speaking of, the three history maps are loosely based off the Hoshidan capital, the Ice Village and Izumo. One of the new rewards is the “Bond Talisman”, which can be equipped in place of a healing item and increases the rate of gaining support points.
In terms of the new characters, Oboro has the Counter skill, which opens up a stun gauge when guarding an enemy attack. Meanwhile Niles has the Lethality skill, which increases the power of critical hits proportional to the user’s Luck.
Over in Japan, a new range of Fire Emblem merchandise is set to be released from 23rd November 2017. Which is great timing for those looking for Fire Emblem Christmas gift ideas!
These new items will be sold from Animate stores in Japan, specifically the stores located in:
Asahikawa, Akita, Sendai, Takasaki, Omiya, Chiba, Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Akihabara, Yokohama, Osaka Nihonbashi, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Fukuyama, Kochi, Oita, Kumamoto, Naha international street, JMA Tokyo tower
Additionally, they may be available from other stores and online shops. Anyway, without further ado, let’s take a look at what we’ve got…
On Thursday, September 21st, Fire Emblem Cipher released its 10th booster series! Entitled Crossroads, the set features characters from three games, two of which yet to be represented in Cipher: Thracia 776 and Fire Emblem Heroes. The remainder of the cards see a return to Fates, with particular focus on the ‘Heirs of Fates’ DLC storyline.
WARNING: Some of the cards included in this set contain story or character spoilers for Thracia and Fates. If you have not yet finished either game and wish to remain unspoiled, proceed with caution!