Christmas is just around the corner! To mark the occasion, Fire Emblem Heroes is re-running the Winter Special Heroes banners from the 1st and 2nd years of the game.
Winter’s Envoy features four Heroes from Awakening: Tharja, Lissa, male Robin and Chrom. If Heroes wasn’t delayed, this banner might have been released a year earlier than it did…
Meanwhile, Gifts of Winter continues the armoured Christmas tradition with Heroes from The Sacred Stones and Binding Blade: Eirika, Fae and Ephraim.
If you go to summon from one of these two banners, you may notice it’s possible to redeem (presumably) first summoning tickets, although we currently have none. Perhaps we’ll get some as our very first Christmas present?!
For reference, these tickets were discovered by data-miners last week. Curiously, three tickets are coded in, although we can only see two of them in the game right now. What could the third one (III) be used for? Assuming it’s going to be used.
Lastly, in a surprising twist, after Feh the messenger owl fell asleep on the job, Sothis–the mysterious girl from Three Houses–has taken over FE Heroes’s official Twitter accounts. Right now, it seems to be for a bit of fun, although it’d be nice if it led to something special!
Quite a few things dropped in Fire Emblem Heroes today, but we’ll start with the new Movie for Book III, titled “Cohort of the Dead.” Avoid watching if you have yet to play Book III: Chapter 8 and don’t wish to be spoiled.
Click here for the Japanese version.
This video features Alfonse and Líf, with dialogue lifted from Book III, Chapter 8 and the most recent Book III, Chapter 9.
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Of course, this Movie was set to coincide with today’s release of Book III, Chapter 9: Cohort of the Dead.
You can play through this new Chapter on all three difficulties to earn up to 15 Orbs, and you can earn an extra 5 Orbs by completing the Lunatic difficulty quests. These quests are available from today until the 7th of August, 6:59am UTC.
Other notifications that have dropped today:
- New Banner released: Three Houses!
- Forging Bonds event ft. Byleth, Dimitri, Edelgard, and Claude.
- Aether Raids: Three Houses event.
- Official Heroes English Twitter account has been created.
Click on “Read more” below to read up on the specifics.
Today, the official Japanese Fire Emblem Twitter account surprised us by posting not one, but four Three Houses-related tweets during a weekend–which they hadn’t done for ages.
The first tweet was a profile of Catherine, a woman we briefly saw near the end of the second trailer and only recently learned her name.
A graduate of the Officer’s Academy at Garreg Mach Monastery, and a member of the Knights of Seiros.
She’s a master swordswoman who wields the “Raitei” [Lightning], one of the legendary weapons referred to as “hero relics”, and a knight who has sworn loyalty to Archbishop Rhea.
As usual, they also posted an accompanying video, showing some of her dialogue. A big thanks to SatsumaFSoysoy for providing the translations!
The Fire Emblem Warriors Twitter has provided hints of the next set of character reveals for this month: a female rider and a male archer.
Even among the three main games (Shadow Dragon, Awakening and Fates), we have a large number of potential choices.
Due to their immense popularity, Takumi and Camilla–both from Fates–seem to be the general consensus on who the two characters will be.
This would also make sense assuming the developers intend to bunch up characters from the same game during reveals, as they did with female Robin and Cordelia recently.