A few days ago, the May 2020 issue of Nintendo Dream was released; it featured an interview with the development staff of Three Houses, which delved into the secrets of Fodlan’s birth, as well as spoilers relating to the key characters.
The interview itself is in Japanese, but thanks to fans, the important parts have been translated! Before continuing, please be aware that there are big spoilers for pretty much every route. Especially for the Edelgard and Claude routes.
Topics include the very first route that was written for the game (any guesses which one?), plus discussions about Edelgard, Rhea and Claude (which is where we learn his real name…).
By the way, for any Dimitri fans who are wondering, they do talk about him, but there doesn’t seem to be much new (which could be a good thing, as it means all the important stuff is already in the game).
Things definitely dropped early today, in the Harmony amid Chaos banner, which hours ahead of time, informed Summoners of the incoming Three Houses themed banner, introducing Ferdinand (von Aegir), Lysithea, Bernadetta and Annette to the fray.
The batch comes with a couple of continues line skills, such as some more Rouse, Gap and Lull skills. Additionally, the coveted Atk/Spd Push 4 is present, so if you’re looking for ways to bolster up your healers, diving into the colorless pool may not be a bad option.
The Flame Emperor was also spotted, implying that they’re the next Grand Hero Battle reward unit. Flame Emperor was spotted wielding a Guard Axe+, but your mind can wander about the rest of the skillset.
The banner itself kicks off on March 5 at 11p PT (so March 6 if you live on the east coast or in Central time, like myself).
Japanese Trailer available here.
For details on the unit skills, click Read More.
Last week, Famitsu covered the launch of Three Houses’s Wave 4 DLC. At the very end, there was an interview with the directors about the DLC (past and present). Thanks to Nintendo Everything, this interview has been translated to English.
Most of the key points were already spoiled ahead of time, so there isn’t much new. Nonetheless, it’s an interesting read. The interview discusses the addition of Maddening Mode, why there wasn’t a “golden route”, as well as the inspiration behind the Ashen Wolves.
Recently, Famitsu posted the online version of the interview, which oddly has parts that are completely absent in the issue itself. You can find translations of those extra parts below.
Topics include the new DLC activities (specifically the sauna and interactions with cats and dogs), the hidden story branch (spoilers if you haven’t completed the game) and the main illustration for Cindered Shadows.
In case you missed it, Version 1.2.0 of Three Houses, which includes the Wave 4 DLC, is now available to download! This is the final planned DLC for the game.
To celebrate the DLC’s release, Nintendo shared a new piece of artwork of the Ashen Wolves students from the Cindered Shadows side story. This is the same artwork used for this week’s Famitsu cover.
Anyway, Cindered Shadows is the main highlight of the DLC, but it’s not the only thing! All players can enjoy the following:
- Rhea added as a tea party option.
- Dancer attire (not class) for the protagonist.
- Option to easily change costumes from the activity selection screen.
- New Bernadetta x Jeritza support conversations.
For more details about what 1.2.0 brings to the table, please check the official patch notes.
Now that Cindered Shadows is finally here, we’ve also updated several of our Three Houses pages with character, class and ability data. However, we haven’t had time to add everything just yet. Interestingly, some data has been changed since version 1.1.0.
Please continue if you don’t mind some mild spoilers.