Tag Archive for Fire Emblem Fates

Fates: Additional Information Regarding 3DS eShop Closure (Europe)

Back in Feburary, it was announced that the 3DS and Wii U eShop would be closing during late March 2023, with various services terminating earlier.

Due to the way it was released, Fire Emblem Fates is one of the games affected the most–and will be receiving slightly different treatment as a result.

While all other games will stop being sold from 27th March 2023, the European version of FE Fates will stop being sold one month earlier, on 28th February 2023 (source 1, source 2).

When you purchase Europe’s digital version of Fates, you only download data for up to Chapter 6 to begin with. At the end of Chapter 6, depending on your choice, you’ll then download data for your chosen story campaign (Birthright or Conquest), locking out the other campaigns (unless you buy them separately as DLC).

Presumably Fates is being removed early so people don’t download the game right before the eShop fully closes and don’t have time to reach the end of Chapter 6 to download the rest of the game. Please don’t buy the game right before 28th February, then wait a whole month…

While the game itself will be removed on 28th February, DLC (including the story campaigns) is still available until 27th March like normal. If you’re on the fence about the other campaigns, especially Revelation, which is digital/special-edition exclusive, don’t dilly-dally!

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Heroes: Legendary Xander Finally Rides In!

It feels like forever ago that we got Legendary Ryoma; at long last, the next Nohrian King arrives as a Legendary Hero!

Note: You can check out the Japanese version of this trailer here.

Legendary Xander’s summoning event runs from 30th June to 14th July 2022 (UTC). In lieu of his father Garon forgoing his unique axe, Bölverk, it’s not a big surprise that Xander has come carrying it instead.

The following Heroes will also be featured:

  • Red: Lif, Reginn and Legendary Sigurd
  • Blue: Nott, Ullr and Ascended Ishtar
  • Green: Freyja and Eitri
  • Colorless: Legendary Leif, Niime and August

Please continue for a breakdown of the Nohrian king’s abilities!

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Heroes: “Dawning Reality & Nifl” Feature More Fates Plus Nifl: God of Ice!

Lo and behold, the next batch of Heroes coming to Fire Emblem Heroes will be from FE Fates. However, there’s also a surprise–just in time for the end of the current Tempest Trials, Nifl: God of Ice, can also be summoned!

Note: You can check out the Japanese version of this trailer here.

“Dawning Reality & Nifl”, which runs from 19th July 2021 (UTC), will add Charlotte (base version), Nyx, Orochi (also available via 4-star Focus), Benny (3 and 4-star) and Nifl.

Curiously, Nifl is a regular Hero and not a Mythic. Despite being a bona fide deity in the game’s story, which should qualify them to be a Mythic.

Additionally, Arete: Requiem’s Beauty will be available from the upcoming Grand Hero Battle.

Please continue for a breakdown of the new Heroes from the trailer!

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Fire Emblem Fates theme song performer Renka announces hiatus

One of Azura’s voice actresses makes a heavy decision on her future.

As posted on her official site and Twitter, Japanese music artist Renka has announced she’s taken a hiatus from future activities as of March 2021.

The pop singer is notable within Fire Emblem circles for being scouted by Intelligent Systems to kick off her personal music career, debuting with the main theme song of Fates, “Lost in Thoughts All Alone” (also known by its Japanese title, “if ~Hitori Omou~”) as Azura.

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