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!
Today, the Fire Emblem Cipher team held the Spring 2017 livestream. Among the card-related news, we finally got a look at the Cipher DLC coming to Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Firstly, those who buy the Series 9 Starter Pack will receive a download code for four in-game items, which are accessories based off the four Cipher mascots: Emma, Shade, Yuzu and Lando.
These include Emma’s “Hard Worker’s Ribbon” (pictured above), Shade’s “Black Crescent Moon”, Yuzu’s “Warrior’s Warding Bell” and Lando’s “Vagabond’s Hairclip”.
By the way, icons for all four items already exist in the game code, but were overlooked until now. Amusingly, Lando’s accessory is found at the very end of the icon sheet, suggesting it was a last-minute addition.
Of course, Cipher is not available in the West so it’s unknown if players in the West will get these items. If we’re fortunate, maybe they will be bundled with the character DLC, which we’ll discuss now.
Today, a glimpse at the latest Famitsu release confirmed what many had been speculating as the newest GIR#FE Mirage to grace our presence; Navarre has hit the stage.
What we do know is that Yoshiro Tsurugi is the 7th Mirage Master and his Mirage is Navarre. You can see posters of Yoshiro in some of the trailers, particularly the ones that showcase Building 106.
Beyond this, with the sneak peaks being notoriously small and this one being no different, we will have to wait for translations to come up after Famitsu pushes its publication to the streets before we can learn anything else of importance.