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Three Houses: Official Site Update (Exploring the Monastery)

Today, the Japanese official website for Three Houses received another update, this time covering the activities you can do while exploring the monastery during weekends.

Most of the details were already covered by Famitsu, especially the articles released on 29th May and 19th June. That said, there are a few cool tidbits. I’ll also recap most of the key information, just in case.

As you may know, during weekends, one of the things you can do is explore the Garreg Mach Monastery, through a third person perspective. The monastery is equipped with various facilities that you can make use of, to enrich your time at the Officer’s Academy. You can use these facilities to improve your abilities and deepen your bonds with your students.

Making Use of Facilities

The monastery where the students all reside features many different facilities. Depending on the facility, you can do different things, like getting to know the students and monastery occupants better or obtaining items, etc.

Here’s a quick look at some of the notable facilities:

Dining Hall

Share a meal together or work together to prepare your own food. If the characters like the food, their Motivation will really go up.

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Three Houses: E3 Topic Article + Official Site Update (Battle & Classes)

E3 has officially ended for Nintendo, but my job covering Three Houses isn’t over just yet! While E3 was happening, Nintendo’s Japanese website added a short article discussing the game. Also, the game’s official website updated with some new pages.

I’ll go over the topic article first. This article provides some additional context behind the new E3 trailer.

A Tale of Two Parts and Three Sides

The story of Three Houses is told in two parts.

The first part is the “School Phase”, where you guide students as a teacher at the Officer’s Academy.

Meanwhile, the second part takes place 5 years after the academy days, in a Fódlan trapped in a three-way war between the three great nations. This part, where you must survive life and death situations involving the students who have grown up, is called the “War Phase”.

Additionally, the story in the “War Phase” branches out depending on the house you chose to lead at the start of the “School Phase”. In other words, you can enjoy three different stories in this game.

In the trailer, we see the three house leaders who have matured after a 5 year gap. Looking at their drastic new appearances, one can tell that they’ve been through many ups and downs through the 5 year period.

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Three Houses: Japanese Website Update – Education Info & Lysithea’s Profile

Today, the Japanese official website for Three Houses updated with some gameplay details–specifically related to the education part. A lot of this info was covered by Famitsu and whatnot, but we’ll go through everything anyway. Plus there are some cool tidbits.

As a Teacher and a Commander

For those not aware, one of the key features of the game is the officer’s academy, where students study the art of battle. You–the protagonist–are a teacher and it’s your job to nurture and guide your students, as well as directing them on the battlefield.

Preparing for Field Studies

School life is divided into months (also known as seasons). At the end of each month, there is a field study that involves a fully-fledged battle. Until then, it’s crucial that you use your limited time to prepare for the tasks ahead.

One way to get stronger is to take examinations for particular classes, which–if successful–allow the character to Class-Change (generally to a stronger class). In order for your students to meet the requirements, you will devote your weekdays to teaching students.

Weekends are a time to relax. You can go wandering the monastery, interacting with various people. Or if you’re diligent, you can engage in skirmishes alongside your students or do some studying yourself.

It’s completely up to you how you spend your time preparing until the next field study.

The featured screenshot shows the calendar for the 6th month, the Flower Crown season. For more details, please check the 15th May Famitsu article (search for “calendar”).

Education

The main purpose of education in Three Houses is for students to pass examinations for a wide variety of classes, thus allowing them to Class-Change to stronger classes.

Depending on the class, certain aptitudes are required, like sword skills or horse riding skills. These are known as professor levels. As a teacher, the protagonist can identify the individual talents of each student and support their growth via a multitude of educational methods. Read more

Fire Emblem World: Daily Characters & Weekly Songs Round 6

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! As for me, I somehow ended up at a motorcycle festival, but that’s a story for another time and place. Anyway, I’m here to report the upcoming schedule for the rotating characters and songs on the Japanese Fire Emblem World website.

Last month, we covered the schedule from 22nd April to 26th May. From here, every single game that’s been released (that’s been developed by Intelligent Systems) has been featured at least once–some twice. My aim is to keep going until I’m bored or enough people shout at me.

27th May – 2nd June: Binding Blade

Featured song: Dark Priestess

Next week starts off with the second appearance of Binding Blade. The characters include the Araphen orphanage trio, a trio of promoted units (two from the Western Isles) and… Merlinus. It’s kinda like they were going for a pattern, but decided to sod it at the last minute.

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