The @fecipher twitter account started reveals early this week for Series 9 of Fire Emblem Cipher. This Sunday, they revealed a higher quality version of the beautiful joined art SR cards for Alm and Celica. As the main lords of Fire Emblem Echoes, it was expected that the duo would get some lovely cards in this set.
Other revealed cards for Echoes this week include an ST exclusive card of Valbar and the full line of cards for newcomer Faye. Faye’s R+ card is the first alternate art reveal of the set! As expected, her new cards strongly reference her love for Alm.
The time has come: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is officially out in North America and Europe!
We hope you’re enjoying the game if you have it! Otherwise, if your copy has yet to arrive (or if you’re still waiting for the Australian launch tomorrow), we hope the wait isn’t long!
By the way, if you need any help with the game, do feel free to peruse our Echoes game section (which is being rapidly updated to reflect the Western release) or ask on our forums!
Finally, it goes without saying, but if you like Echoes, don’t forget to recommend it to your fellow RPG or gaming fans. Although the Fire Emblem series is bigger than it used to be, it still need our help to continue growing!
Hopefully if Echoes performs well, we may start seeing more remakes of its calibre further down the line.
Last week, we finally got some concrete details about the mysterious Cipher collaboration DLC coming to Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Note: Artwork is from Cipher.
A few days later, on 15th May, the Japanese website updated with some additional details about this DLC. Similar information can be found on the North America website.
Firstly, it has been confirmed that the two pieces of DLC are battle maps, as indicated by the DLC being 2-star (Medium) difficulty. After completion of each map, you will recruit the corresponding pair of mascots.
On top of that, each DLC includes brand new support conversations between the corresponding pairs and base conversations for each mascot. Most likely these conversations will be fully voiced just like the ones already found in-game.
To round off the deal, there are new exclusive items that can be earned during the first completion: Trainee’s Lance (Emma), Whimsical Lance (Lando) and Warrior’s Sword (Yuzu). Not to mention the data-mined exclusive arts and spells.
Full details can be found below. Finally, for those unacquainted with the Cipher mascots and interested to learn about them, we’ve put together an introduction just for you!
At long last, one of the worst kept secrets of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has been revealed by Famitsu: a collaboration with 7-Eleven, a popular convenience store chain in Japan.
Between 24th May and 31st July, players can download a special item daily by using the in-store “7-Spot” Wi-Fi. These include an exclusive sword and shield (pictured above), as well as 6 provision items.
What’s special about the two pieces of equipment is that they boost a unit’s stats between the 7th and 11th turns. Meanwhile the provisions restore a lot of HP and Fatigue when consumed, making them useful for extended dungeon trips.