The @fecipher twitter account started reveals early this week for Series 9 of Fire Emblem Cipher. This Sunday, they revealed a higher quality version of the beautiful joined art SR cards for Alm and Celica. As the main lords of Fire Emblem Echoes, it was expected that the duo would get some lovely cards in this set.
Other revealed cards for Echoes this week include an ST exclusive card of Valbar and the full line of cards for newcomer Faye. Faye’s R+ card is the first alternate art reveal of the set! As expected, her new cards strongly reference her love for Alm.
Yesterday the Fire Emblem Cipher team hosted another exciting seasonal livestream for Cipher fans! Hibiku Yamamura, the voice actress for Rinea from Fire Emblem Echoes, joined Ryota Kawade and Young to host the show.
After a bit of banter, they jumped right in to showing off some promotional goodies for S9. Instead of holo marker cards this time around, each box will contain a reprinted promo card. The two cards available in S9 boxes are of Lilina from Binding Blade and Elincia from Path of Radiance. Both cards were originally included in Japanese magazines.
Packaged in with the reprint promos are two preview promotional cards for S10. These cards feature Alphonse and Sharena, two of the original characters from Fire Emblem Heroes, as Lord and Princess respectively. These cards are particularly interesting as they feature no symbol or colour! Like all preview promos, these cards use the official art for these characters.
Additional goodies include the previously revealed promo sleeves, as well as some Cipher-related Echoes DLC. VincentASM already detailed all of the DLC details in his earlier article, so please check it out if you’re interested!
Now that we’re getting closer to the Fire Emblem Cipher Series 9 release, daily reveals are finally starting! @fecipher started the flow of reveals on Monday with these two cards of Alm and Celica from Fire Emblem Echoes.
These particular cards are not actually a part of the booster series, but are instead exclusive to the structured deck. Entitled “Lands of the Gods”, the deck includes 60 cards, all of which feature characters from Echoes. Some cards are exclusive, others are reprints from the booster series. Alm and Celica will be included in both foil and non-foil varieties.
Half of the cards in the S9 booster series is made of red cards devoted to Echoes characters, while the other half is evenly split between green and purple. Among the green cards revealed this week is our first SR for Skrimir from Radiant Dawn. We also get to see Skrimir’s unpromoted card and also a card for Rafiel.
For purple cards this week, we get lovely joined art cards of Roy from Binding Blade and Al from Hasha no Tsurugi. Jemmie also gets to shine in the spotlight as a rare foil card. One of Jemmie’s card effects references having her brother, Zeed, on the field, so we can also expect to see him included in the set.
Less than two weeks remain until Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia launches in the West. Just in case you missed it, here’s a recap of some merchandise-related news that’s been floating about lately.
In the latest Nintendo Minute video, hosts Kit and Krysta do the honours of unboxing the North American Limited Edition. Interesting if you can’t wait to see the contents of your own; a bit melancholic if you wanted one, but they all sold out.
We didn’t want to spoil the surprise too much, so we skipped ahead to see if there was an answer to the big question some fans have been wondering about–indeed, the reversible cover features the original cover artwork from Fire Emblem Gaiden!
Moving on, for those of you in North America or Canada, Gamestop and EB Games are giving away a spectacular-looking “Warring Gods” chrome print if you purchase the standard edition and any DLC pack.