Earlier this week, Version 1.1.0. of Three Houses landed, bringing in playable Jeritza and Anna, fancy maid costumes, the sauna, animal play-time and various other hi-jinks. As it happens, Version 1.1.0. also contains some hidden data related to the upcoming Wave 4 DLC…
For those unaware, Wave 4 is planned for release before May 2020 and will feature brand new story content, playable characters, etc. According to the Famitsu guidebook, the new story content is known as “Abyss Mode” (at least in the Japanese version).
Since the new update, the sneaky developers have already started setting up the new story content. Eager fans may have noticed various in-game references to the abyss below Garreg Mach Monastery and its mysterious inhabitants, the “Abyssians”. Which weren’t there before.
Ironically, there’s more below the surface… Thanks to leftover placeholder data found in the new update, we can shed some more light on some of the content planned for Wave 4. In particular, the 4 new characters and classes mentioned in Famitsu.
Before we continue, please note that the information in this article is all from our preliminary searches–and there’s probably more to be found. Also, some of the data may change once the DLC is actually released. Last but not least, a big thanks to DeathChaos25 for their research and assistance!
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and–now that things are a bit more quiet–I’d like to finally take a deep look at the leaked details for Three Houses shared by Reddit user thanibomb.
Normally we don’t cover rumours or “leaks”, because very often they turn out to be false. However, as the days went by, thanibomb‘s information only grew in credibility. Then with the advent of the latest E3 trailer, it entered “all but confirmed” territory. As such, I think it’s fine for discussion.
Personally, I was skeptical of the leak at first. For one, there was a lot of information and much of it was very detailed. For Nintendo games especially, it’s immensely rare for there to be such a big and detailed leak. Not to mention, this would also be the first major leak for the Fire Emblem series.
Now, there had been leaks in the past, but mainly because of people obtaining the game earlier than planned (either because of broken street dates or by downloading the games from the server). However these only occurred less than a month before release, while thanibomb had somehow gotten this info over two months in advance.
Still, I kept an open mind, particularly because none of the details seemed unreasonable or over the top, like the vampire or pirate “leaks” before the game was properly showcased. Anyway, that’s enough chitchat. Let’s jump straight into the leaks!
Warning: Spoilers ahoy!