Today, Fire Emblem World–the official Japanese hub site for the Fire Emblem series–received a makeover. During E3 of this year, the website was already revamped, but the finishing touches were yet to be complete.
The first iteration of the website was launched in 2006, to tie in with the upcoming release of Radiant Dawn. Since then, it added various features like showcases for each game, popularity polls for Awakening and Fates, etc.
However, the general functionality remained basically unchanged over the years. Now that the series is really hitting its strides–and in anticipation for the latest release, Three Houses, the Fire Emblem World team have opted for a more modern-looking design.
Right now, there’s not a great deal of content, but the team promises to slowly add more over time. The sections currently available are: About Fire Emblem, History, Characters and Blog.
At this point in time, the “Characters” section focuses on characters that feature prominently in Smash Bros. Similarly, the front page showcases the Smash fighters. Eventually, new characters will be added to the front page daily and new music will be added each week.
Hot off the heels of Fire Emblem Warriors‘s re-appearance in Famitsu this week (which our resident expert Jedi covered in detail), Koei Tecmo has unleashed the game’s official Japanese website.
At this current time, there’s not much new information, but you can sample some of the voice work from the game if you click on the characters. Plus the 3DS map sprites of Shion and Lian are a very neat touch.
In addition, an official Twitter account, @FireEmblemMusou, has been created so you can get your Warriors news straight from the horse’s mouth. Or in this case, the Warriors version of Anna, Fire Emblem‘s cheeky red-haired mascot.
Just one more week remains until Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia officially launches in Japan! This calls for another timely update from the official Japanese website.
Firstly, a new Class Introduction trailer has been added to both the System and Movie sections; you can check it out above.
Featured classes include, in order of appearance:
- Unpromoted: Fighter, Villager, Cavalier, Mercenary, Soldier, Mage (F), Mage (M), Priestess, Cleric, Pegasus Knight, Archer
- Promoted: Paladin, Myrmidon, Knight, Saint, Falcon Knight, Sniper, Sage
- Twice-promoted: Gold Knight, Dread Fighter, Baron, Bow Knight
- Enemy-only: Brigand, Arcanist, Witch, Shaman, Revenant, Bonewalker, Mogall, Gargoyle, Majin, Dracozombie
If you’re interested in reading the class descriptions, please check the Class Introduction page on our website. Just be careful not to scroll down too far if you’re concerned about spoilers!
Next, the Characters section has new profiles for 6 characters, 1 from Alm’s party and 5 from the enemy side or whose allegiance is a mystery.
In roughly 2 weeks time, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia officially launches in Japan. To keep fans excited, Nintendo has updated the game’s official website with tons of new content.
Firstly, the Movie section has updated with three short, but very exciting, TV commercials. Typically, these are meant to be aired in Japan.
The first commercial (which we’ve linked above) briefly goes through the game’s basic premise, while the second one focuses on the story, and finally the third one is more about the gameplay.
Of note, the story-based commercial features a very curious scene at the very end, which you may have to pause and slow down to see what’s going on. Additionally, the gameplay video shows off a bunch of skills, some new, some old.
By the way, you may have noticed we’ve started added post-release content for the game, including a full list of skills. Of course, be wary of spoilers if going in.