Welcome to the start of another series of Fire Emblem Cipher weekly recaps! Series 10 of the Cipher TCG releases in just a little over a month. As such, the official @FEcipher twitter account has begun its daily reveals for the set.
Following the usual patterns, the first few cards show off the set’s main characters. Leif, the Lord of Thracia 776, started off the reveals this Monday. Shortly after came cards for both Male and Female versions of Kana from Fire Emblem Fates. The Fates portion of this set is based on the “Heirs of Fates” story, so most cards will be of children characters.
Next comes cost 1 cards for all three main characters of Fire Emblem Heroes! Both Sharena and Alfonse have the same card effects as their preview promos, but the art is new. Anna is a brand new card and the first time that any “Anna” has received an unpromoted card, making her eligible as an MC.
Earlier today, we almost got to see an SR card for Leif… but it seems Hans had other plans! Hans doesn’t appear in “Heirs of Fates”, but he’s still an important NPC that hasn’t yet gotten a card. Similarly, Izana will also appear in this set, as we saw his artwork in an earlier livestream.
Are you excited for some Fire Emblem Cipher Series 10 news? Cipher has broken their usual trend and released the first S10 cards in a new Frontier Column! Orsin and Tanya are our first two characters from Thracia 776. Joining them are two cardc from Fire Emblem Fates featuring Selkie and Velouria.
We also got our first look at Eirika from The Sacred Stones as she’ll appear in the upcoming S11! Although the artist is unconfirmed, it looks very much like Sachiko Wada’s style.
Other highlights from the column include photos from the recently-ended Go! Go! Summer Tour events around Japan. Many of the Cipher artists drew fun Fire Emblem sketches and the Cavalier Duo also performed some music for the attendees. Please visit the link above if you’d like to see the photos for yourself!
You might also spot some of the Fire Emblem colouring sheets as coloured by event attendees. Thanks to forum visitor Aquantis we now have high quality versions of these images that you can colour in yourself! Download the images below and print them out to enjoy your own Fire Emblem colouring session.
Finally, at the very end of the column, two mysterious silhouettes appear and talk amongst themselves. Perhaps we’ll be getting more mascots soon?
Now that attention has shifted over to S10, it is very likely that we will begin seeing daily card reveals starting next week. The Summer Livestream event is also coming up very soon. Stay tuned for a lot more exciting Fire Emblem Cipher news to come over the next few weeks!
The end of July also brought the end of Fire Emblem Cipher‘s Go! Go! Summer Tour! event. Many Cipher fans from around Japan showed up for tournaments, artist signings, and of course merchandise. Some artwork for the upcoming S10 was shown off at the events, including new artwork for Mareeta from Thracia 776 and Fates‘ Corrin as a Witch.
Witch Corrin will be a Tournament Promo card, so it’s extra surprising that she was also confirmed as one of the S10 sleeve arts! The other sleeves feature Thracia‘s Nanna and both Alfonse and Sharena from Fire Emblem Heroes. You can pre-order the sleeves, along with S10 booster boxes, from AmiAmi.
If you’re looking forward to more S10 news, you won’t have to wait too much longer! Just yesterday, @FEcipher announced that the 2017 Summer Livestream will air in a couple short weeks on 19 August! Hibiku Yamamura, the voice actress for Rinea and Shade from Fire Emblem Echoes, will be returning as a guest.
Like all seasonal livestreams, the summer livestream will focus on showing off some new cards and information for S10. We may also see more artwork for S11, and perhaps even get an announcement for S12!
Stay tuned for more exciting S10 news as daily card reveals will likely be starting up shortly as well. In the meantime, if you’d like to discuss the upcoming set, or anything else Cipher-related, come visit us in the Cipher subforum!
Right now, Fire Emblem Cipher is touring Japan with the “Go! Go! Summer Tour!” event. However, it won’t be long before attention turns to the next upcoming release, Series 10, which will be released on 21 September this year!
Entitled Crossroads, based on the Roman numeral X for ten, S10 will be our first four-colour set! It will also be the first set dedicated to characters from Thracia 776 and Fire Emblem Heroes. We’ll also see a return to characters from both Nohr and Hoshido in Fire Emblem Fates.
S10 was formally announced during the S8 prerelease livestream, and since then we’ve gotten a few sneak previews of some art and cards for the set. Take a look below for everything we know about the set so far, as well as information for pre-ordering cards.