During today’s Cipher live-stream, the hosts showed off some new Fire Emblem merchandise for sale at the Fire Emblem Expo event on 4th May 2019.
In case you missed the memo, Fire Emblem Expo is an event for fans, taking place at Zepp Tokyo in Japan. It’s not Fire Emblem‘s version of E3 by a long shot; rather, it focuses on providing fun experiences–and that includes shopping!
Conveniently, Intelligent Systems will be taking pre-orders for most of the merchandise, so you don’t need to stress out on the day of the event. Pre-ordered merchandise can be picked up at the venue or delivered to your house. Pre-orders are open until 3rd March 2019.
Tickets for the event aren’t required for pre-ordering or ordering from the event venue. Essentially, the merchandise stalls are outside of the event itself. However, stock is limited–once pre-orders run out, it’s first-come-first-serve on the day of the event.
In addition, two brand new drama CDs were announced, focusing on Blazing Blade and Radiant Dawn. These will release prior to Fire Emblem Expo, on 17th April 2019, but will also be available from the expo. For more details, please scroll to the very end (or click here).
Now, on to the goodies…
Fire Emblem Cipher Series 15 has been out for a month and Comiket has come and gone. With the new year here, let’s now take a look ahead for what’s in store with Cipher Series 16!
The series is titled 「勇気よ燃ゆる魂よ」 in Japanese, which roughly translated to “Courage, Burning Soul.” It will feature cards and characters from four titles:
The set will come out in a bit over two months on 22 March. Click on the “Read More” button down below for a look at pre-release art and further details.
As promised, during today’s Cipher pre-release livestream, the Fire Emblem team shared concrete details about the recently announced “Fire Emblem Expo” event.
Information was relayed via Tsutomu Kitanishi, who arrived dressed in bright red. To recap, “Fire Emblem Expo” will be held at Zepp Tokyo in Japan, during 4th May 2019. It’s described as a “special one-night only Fire Emblem event” and is being run by Intelligent Systems.
Before anyone gets too excited, it looks to be a fun Fire Emblem event for fans, so there probably won’t be any ground-breaking announcements or anything important that’s related to Three Houses. More details about the event will be revealed later on, but we’d keep your expectations low for now.
The first main attraction is a live concert where numerous Fire Emblem songs will be performed. A list of songs can be found at the bottom of this page.
Providing the vocals will be Kawamura Yumi, a popular game music singer. Yū Kobayashi, the Japanese voice actress for Lucina, will also be there.
Update: There will be a CD featuring the songs performed at the concert, which is planned for a Spring 2019 release.
In what is starting to become a routine, Intelligent Systems has announced the next wave of Fire Emblem merchandise scheduled for March 2019.
As you can probably tell from the promotional image, this merchandise is intended for Japanese audiences, but there’s nothing to stop you from importing from places like AmiAmi and CDJapan.
This time, there’s slightly less on offer: 3 types of merchandise versus 4 in previous months. We’re not sure if this is a sign that they’re slowing down or if they simply want to give collectors a short break. Chances are we’ll find out soon enough!
Masking Tape – 800 Yen (excl. tax)
The first exhibit is a set of two Binding Blade decorative tapes, featuring portraits of popular(?) characters and the overhead map. As the example shows, you can overlay the second design to create your own maps. Each tape measures 10 m when fully extended.