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Merchandise: Final Look at the FE Heroes 5th Anniversary Memorial Box

Back in February, it was announced that a special 5th Anniversary Memorial Box would be releasing in Japan to celebrate 5 years of Fire Emblem Heroes.

Ahead of the pre-order deadline on 31st March 2022, Intelligent Systems has shared a short promotion video (above) and a blog post detailing the contents. Most of the information can be found in our earlier article.

The main thing that’s new is this wonderful illustration by veteran artist Yusuke Kozaki, which forms part of the “Main Visual Set”, a set of 7 illustrations measuring 242 x 322 mm (the other 6 are the key visuals for Books I to VI).

Mr. Kozaki also left a message for FE Heroes fans:

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Heroes: “A Hero Rises 2022” Top 20 Announced & Voting Illustrations

The Top 20 Heroes as voted in A Hero Rises 2022 have been revealed.

The all-important Top 8 include:

  1. Ninja Duo Corrin (F)
  2. Fallen Edelgard
  3. Legendary Sigurd
  4. Thorr
  5. Eitri
  6. Legendary Byleth (M)
  7. Desert Harmonic Azura
  8. New Year’s Duo Dagr

These brave souls will clash in a special Voting Gauntlet from 26th February 2022. Like previous years, the winner of the gauntlet will be gifted to all players. Meanwhile, the Top 4 will be featured in a summoning event later.

Also, in case you missed them, we’ve compiled the various voting illustrations posted on social media.

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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.