A few weeks ago, the Nintendo Switch reached its 2nd anniversary. To remind Japanese consumers that it’s still going strong, Nintendo released a couple of Spring-time adverts featuring recent and upcoming games.
Interestingly, Three Houses was one of the games shown. That said, you probably know it releases on 26th July, which I’m fairly sure falls under Summer. Perhaps they’re slowly building up hype or was the advert produced while it was still a Spring release?
Sadly, despite being completely new footage, the footage itself is very short–no longer than 6 or 7 seconds in total. Also, everything is off-screen and blurry, so it’s extremely difficult to look at the details. That said, I tried my best…
First up, we’re shown a glimpse of Byleth performing a coordinated gambit on what I think is a Thief (as in the affiliation, not the class). He orders his battalion to charge the enemy, similar to what Edelgard did in the second trailer. You can also see the same glowing effect above his name box.
In the background, you can hear Fódlan Winds (aka Fódlan’s Dawning Wind), which is a battle map song that appears in the second trailer–and was also recently showcased alongside the Japanese special edition. Most likely this is an early-game song.
Perhaps the most important thing: this is the first time we clearly hear (male) Byleth’s voice. Previously, we hadn’t heard Byleth speak in any dialogue scenes or (obviously) in battle. This led some fans to wonder if he/she is a silent protagonist.
History of the Emblem is a growing YouTube channel that explains the stories and lore of the Fire Emblem games, among other topics. As it happens, our very own website is featured in their latest video!
The video, which is just under 6 minutes long, outlines the history of Serenes Forest all the way from its conception to the present day. Oh boy, seeing the older versions of the website really brings me back…
A big thanks to History of the Emblem for spending the time to gather and present all the relevant information. If you’d like to support them, please do give their channel a visit. From what I’ve seen, their videos are informative and pretty funny.
On a related note, our website reached its 14th anniversary last month. I am really grateful to everyone who visits this site–no matter how often–and to all my staff members for helping to keep the site running smoothly.
This year, on top of the all the regular Heroes and Cipher news coverage, Three Houses is going to be a huge focus for us. Both pre-release and post-release. If you’re interested, I hope you stick around for all the good times to come!
Below, you can find a write up of this website’s history that I provided to History of the Emblem, for their video.
Another Fire Emblem Heroes News update has arrived! The Nintendo Mobile YouTube channel dropped a new video today, titled “Remembering Books I & II.”
The end of the video reveals a new, rather ominous still:
Alfonse stands alone. In front of him lay two bodies, possibly those of Sharena and Kieran/Summoner. Or maybe, the King and Queen of Askr? It is quite hard to tell, but those are not Sharena’s shoes, despite the similar hairstyle.
With the new month starting today, you can also start playing new September quests! Complete many different tasks to earn a variety of rewards including Orbs, Feathers, Crystals, Shards, and more. Check out the full quest listing below. These quests will be available for the full month.
Additionally, an update in the Heroes notifications screen apologizes for a bug affecting some players where their defensive teams were not matched against other team in the Arena. If this bug affected you, you will be receiving 900 Hero Feathers as an apology gift on 7 September.