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Three Houses: Final(?) Famitsu Preview (Recap, Early-game Guide & Interview)

Famitsu has shared a preview of their next–and biggest–Three Houses article, from their 8th & 15th August 2019 issue, which comes out on 25th July (in a couple of hours). They’ll be re-introducing the game’s key features, going over some of the early-game maps and there’s also an interview with directors Genki Yokota and Toshiyuki Kusakihara.

On top of that, the front cover for the magazine features a brand new illustration of the two protagonists (whoa, isn’t that impossible?) with all the students. Many thanks to Mapina-089 from Reddit for sharing! It’d be nice if they released a non-obscured version of it later…

Above are two tiny preview images from the article. The left one introduces the monastery occupants and the Black Eagles. I don’t think you should expect any new info from this, since it looks like it’s from the recap (they need to make up the 40 page count somehow!). Meanwhile, the right one is from the interview.

With the game arriving very soon–or in the case of some lucky or sneaky people, already arrived–we probably won’t focus on this Famitsu issue too much. I guess it’ll be nice to look at some of the maps and, of course, the interview should be interesting once it’s translated. But we’ll probably continue working on compiling the game data.

Three Houses: Live Demonstration to be Shown at Japan Expo in Paris

Ahead of Three Houses‘s launch on 26th July, Nintendo France will be showcasing a live demonstration of the game at Japan Expo in Paris on 5th July, starting from 11 am (local time).


(Image from this tweet)

Featured is an adorable illustration of Edelgard, Ingrid and Lysithea playing with one of the dogs from the monastery. Apparently, you can’t play with dogs in the actual game, so it’s a bit of a tease, but oh well–that’s what your imagination (and this artwork) is for!

As for the demonstration itself, it will be presented by Toshiyuki Kusakihara and Genki Yokota, who serve as the Chief Graphic Designer and the Director of Three Houses respectively. Florent Gorges (translator and author) will be interpreting.

Currently, it’s not known how long the demonstration will be and whether it’ll be available to watch online. I’m guessing it’ll be around 30 mins to 1 hour long, otherwise it’s probably not worth advertising. Attendees should head over to the Nintendo stand (Hall 6 No. B674) if they want to watch.

Please note that the game will not be available to play at the event.

Heroes: Valter Returns + Celebratory Illustrations

To round off the new heroes from The Sacred Stones, Fire Emblem Heroes has brought back Valter’s Grand Hero Battle.

As with previous Grand Hero Battle repeats, there are additional quests for those who cleared all of the maps the first time. A breakdown of the quests can be found below.

Also, in case you missed them or you’re looking for higher resolution versions, all of the celebratory illustrations shown in the recent Feh Channel have been uploaded to the official website.

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