We hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday, Easter or otherwise! Anyway, it’s that time again, where we outline the upcoming schedule for the rotating characters and songs on the Japanese Fire Emblem World website.
Last month, we covered the schedule from 18th March to 21st April 2019. Up to this point, every released mainline game has been featured except for New Mystery of the Emblem. Which means two things: New Mystery and the beginning of repeats.
22nd – 28th April: New Mystery of the Emblem
: Young Light
To nobody’s surprise, New Mystery is the next game to bask in the spotlight. The characters are a predictable bunch since there are only a dozen or so official artworks for the game. This time, Marth is missing in action and his “shadow” leads the roster instead.
Funnily, Sirius’s image file is labelled as “Camus”, even though there’s no real reason for it. Say, unlike Nagi, who is internally known as “Naga” in the games. Read more
Last year, Intelligent Systems released the first (and currently only) drama CD for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, “Foreign Skies, Daybreak Forest”. Drama CDs rarely leave Japan–and this time was no different.
Thankfully, garmmy, who recently translated a roundtable discussion focused on Genealogy of the Holy War, has made it their mission to translate the contents of the drama CD. You can find the full translation on their blog.
As a reminder and for those unaware, “Foreign Skies, Daybreak Forest” is an original story that takes place near the beginning of Act 4, along Alm’s route. We advise only reading the translation once you’ve crossed Rigel Forest or thereabouts.
By the way, if you don’t know what a drama CD is, they’re similar to audio books. So you’ll listen to spoken dialogue, often with background music and sound effects. Essentially, you’re listening to–rather than watching–an anime episode. The translation provided is in the form of a script.
Last Saturday, Fire Emblem Cipher held its Winter 2019 livestream, showcasing many new cards and products. Following the livestream, additional new cards were revealed by the official Twitter account.
All of these cards belong to Series 16 “O Courage! O Soul Aflame!“, which features characters from Binding Blade, Shadows of Valentia, Radiant Dawn, and Heroes. This series launches on 22nd March, exactly one month away.
On the Radiant Dawn side, we have cards of Tormod from the Laguz Emancipation Army–as a Mage and Archsage–on the left. Plus Kurthnaga from Goldoa–as a Dragon Tribe and Dragon Prince–on the right.
Previously, they showed off artwork of Tormod that doesn’t match either of his two featured cards. I’m guessing that’s for Tormod’s Sage card.
Binding Blade gets a fearsome triplet of cards depicting the three Ostian Knights (Barthe, Gwendolyn and Bors) triggering the Triangle Attack. All three are promoted Generals. Read more
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.