Note that most of the information is stuff we already know via Twitter, etc. But for the sake of completion, we’ll go through everything.
The Wave 4 DLC will be available from 13th February 2020 (Japan time). However, no specific time frame was given–and, to avoid disappointment, we’re not going to guess!
Abyss – The Dark Side of Garreg-Mach
The story takes place in Abyss, an underground area beneath Garreg-Mach. The protagonist and a few students were chasing a suspicious figure into the monastery’s basements. They arrive at the dark side of Garreg-Mach, where the surface laws don’t reach, and meet four young people who claim to be from Garreg-Mach’s “fourth house”.
The students from the “Ashen Wolves” secretly established this fourth house within Abyss.
Each of them resides in Abyss for various reasons and they’re fighting against mysterious invaders to protect those living in Abyss.
Yuri Leclerc (VA: Junya Enoki)
The Ashen Wolves’ unofficial leader.
He was a student at the Officer’s Academy, but expelled for some reason and relocated to Abyss. Beneath his crass speech, he is devoted to protecting the denizens of Abyss, although it can be difficult to tell.
Just a very quick and minor update. The schedule for the rotating characters and songs on the Japanese Fire Emblem World website has been changed slightly. Next week will be dedicated to Three Houses, presumably to commemorate the game’s upcoming release.
As a result, all the featured games from 22nd July (as per the original schedule) will be delayed by 1 week. Anyway, it’s really cool that they’re doing this; I was a tad disappointed when it seemed like they wouldn’t feature Three Houses during its launch week.
Unsurprisingly, we have the three house leaders, both versions of Byleth, and Sothis. Plus the Death Knight. For the record, those 7–along with the Flame Emperor–are the only known characters with official artwork (rather than simply a portrait). Not counting the older versions of the house leaders.
You may recall that in the Japanese version, Byleth’s name is spelled slightly differently, depending on their gender. It seems their names may be “Beret” and “Beres” internally. That said, there have been some wonky filenames in the past (like Caeda being named “Sedgar” through all her incarnations), so perhaps we shouldn’t read into it too much.
The official English website for Fire Emblem Three Houses has finally gone live. It goes over the various information, a bit we know, but there are some interesting new nuggets of information. This will be focusing on that.
Update: The pre-load and expansion pass are now available in Europe!
Around the same time, the Japanese website updated with info for the Advanced classes, which is the 3rd tier of classes (if you count Commoner/Noble as the 0th tier). These are available from Level 20. There might be another tier above this as well…
If you’ve been following Famitsu, you may know we’ve already seen half of the Advanced classes. Still, it’s a good chance to get to know them in a different light. Especially because the website provides stat spreads for all featured classes (but no skill level boosts or abilities).
A combat professional with superior strength and speed.
Recommended: Sword B, Axe C
Note: This class is male-only.
An expert who has reached the pinnacle of swordmanship. They can slice down enemies with their rapid sword strikes.