This past Saturday, Ryota Kawade and Young hosted a pre-release livestream for Fire Emblem Cipher! Series 9 comes out in just a few days, so it was a perfect opportunity to show off new cards and give fans some tidbits of information about upcoming sets.
The release of S9 coincides with the 2nd Anniversary of Cipher, so everyone was ready to celebrate. The room was decorated, Kawade was dressed up as Eldigan, and they even shared a special cake!
The main focus of the stream was, of course, the upcoming Series 9 which releases on 22 June. The booster series, entitled Roaring Echoes, features cards and characters from Fire Emblem Echoes, Binding Blade, Hasha no Tsurugi, Path of Radiance, and Radiant Dawn. The ST Deck Lands of the Gods focuses solely on characters from Echoes.
WARNING: Some of the card images revealed in this article contain character and story spoilers for Fire Emblem Echoes. Please use caution if you have not yet finished the game and are looking to avoid spoilers.
Legion’s Grand Hero Battle is now available to challenge in Fire Emblem Heroes! Defeat his maps to earn yourself Legion: Masked Maniac, a villain from New Mystery of the Emblem.
Unlike previous GHBs, Legion does not have an associated summon focus banner. He does, however, come with something new: a third challenge available at Infernal difficulty. Defeat Legion’s map in this fiendishly difficult mode to earn yourself an additional 4★ copy of Legion as well as 2,000 Hero Feathers! All battles also feature enemy reinforcements.
Legion’s Grand Hero Battle will be available until 22 June at 6:59am UTC. Good luck with the difficult battles awaiting you!
UPDATE: The @FE_Heroes_JP official twitter has posted a bug notification. The two tiles behind the back wall, marked in the map in red, are actually defensive tiles, despite showing as normal tiles. They’re not sure yet how to fix the bug, so they’re simply alerting people for now. Players will receive a gift of Orbs sometime in the near future as an apology.
The next Great Hero Battle begins tomorrow in Fire Emblem Heroes! The next villain you’ll be able to recruit is Legion from New Mystery of the Emblem. @FE_Heroes_JP shared the following image as a preview of his battle map.
Legion comes with a special weapon, Legion’s Axe. This axe has the same effect as the Panic Staff, turning his foe’s bonuses into penalties. He also comes with Fury, Obstruct, and Reprisal.
The new GHB will be available starting tomorrow, 16 June, at 7:00am UTC. Beat Legion’s Hard map for a 3★ version of this hero and Lunatic for a 4★ version! Presumably, we’ll also get a new focus banner with specific units to help defeat him.
New Mystery of the Emblem has arrived in Fire Emblem Heroes! Echoes of Mystery contains a new Summoning Focus as well as a new set of Paralogue Maps and associated quests. Check out our earlier article for the character introduction trailer!
The Summoning Focus contains four new 5★ characters: Katarina, Roderick, Athena, and Luke. Roderick (“Rody” in the fan translation) and Luke originated in Mystery of the Emblem, whereas Athena and Katarina are remake-exclusive characters. Athena also appeared as a special side-story character in Shadow Dragon.
The Echoes of Mystery paralogue contains three new maps. Play each map on all three difficulties for up to nine Orbs! Playing the maps on Lunatic under certain conditions will net you an additional three Orbs. Quest details can be found below.
The paralogue maps also give us a look at some of New Mystery‘s villains: Legion (“Roro”) and Clarisse (“Kleine”). Both appear as enemies in the maps, and may soon be available in future Great Hero Battles as well.
The new banner and quests will be around for a little over two weeks until 30 June at 6:59am UTC.
Additionally, rewards have been given out for the Tempest Trials Kick-Off Event! Heroes players more than doubled the the 1-billion point goal, and as a result, all players get a bonus present of 10 Orbs and 5,000 Hero Feathers. Visit Feh to collect your rewards.