Today, the Fire Emblem Expo event was held in Japan. For those who missed the news earlier, this was a fan event with various fun activities like a live concert, stage drama and the chance to bag some exclusive merchandise.
If you were expecting some big news from the event, well, I’m not sure what to tell you. But there was a nice surprise for fans who attended, as two new lines of merchandise releasing later this year were shown on display.
San-ei Character Plush
San-ei, who are renowned for producing quality plush toys for various Nintendo properties (such as Super Mario and Pokémon), will be selling plush versions of Marth, Roy, Ike, Lucina and female Corrin from late July.
Fire Emblem Armory Collection
I dunno about you, but the Fire Emblem series has some pretty cool weapons. At some point in 2019, fans can own miniature versions of Marth’s Falchion, Roy’s Binding Blade, Ike’s Ragnell, Chrom’s Sealed Falchion and (female) Corrin’s Yato.
The Choose Your Legends voting event from way back during the early days of Fire Emblem Heroes promised us variants of the top two male and female units, and Heroes finally delivered.
On August 31, the Choose Your Legends Banner will be released, featuring:
- Lucina (Lance, infantry)
- Ike (Axe, infantry)
- Roy (Sword, mounted)
- Lyn (Bow, mounted)
What’s the best part about this banner? You get to pick one of these units, for free, to get with 100% certainty.
This is pretty exciting! Their stats and skills are ridiculous, but with all the hype behind these units, they’d better be! If you want to see their gear, and the rest of the news, click Read More…
From a recent poll there were votes on what combination attacks to see, this is the winner. Marth & Lucina, where Lucina in a nod to smash brothers & her origin in Awakening proper, follows up and emulates Marth’s more graceful swordstyle. Before doing a really cool finisher.
The retweet goal made it so the second place winner will be shown as well, which is Ryoma & Xander, so stay tuned for that.
We have had another developers interview from Nintendo Dream that the great people at Nintendo Everything managed to translate.
The interview goes over several points; I will highlight some in quotes.
ND: I see. But it must be hectic to choose characters based on their relationships with each other. You might even end up having too many characters that couldn’t be removed. For example if you were to add Chrom, then how about Lucina?
Hayashi: But actually, we used to stray away regarding Lucina.
ND: And what do you mean by that?
Hayashi: At first there were talks in the development team of, “Should we remove Lucina?” However, after we talked with Nintendo and Intelligent Systems, we reconsidered that, thinking “That’s just not possible after all” (laughs).
ND: Why did you want to remove her?
Hayashi: It’s an obvious thing; it’s not because we hated her or something, but the reasons are because there are already too many sword characters, and because she’s of the children generation.
Usuda: Which means, when we were contemplating on whether to add people from the children generation, if Lucina wasn’t added, then we would’ve come to a conclusion that we wouldn’t add anyone from the children generation.
So Lucina was originally on the chopping block, which may shock quite a number of fans. However later on they stated that characters that shared the same class became more of a concern due to Lucina’s inclusion.