For those of you who may be living under a rock, Nintendo had their first proper Nintendo Direct earlier in the week. Along with this we had gotten a bevy of news and surprises for gaming, including numerous details on KOEI Tecmo.
It was confirmed now that Fire Emblem: Three Houses has been given an official release date and appeared on the Switch eShop, it showcases that KOEI Tecmo are also developing the game alongside Nintendo and Intelligent Systems. This isn’t the first time KOEI Tecmo has lent their aid to co-develop other publisher’s IP, such as upcoming Dragon Quest Builders 2 from Square-Enix.
We are yet to know what exactly KOEI Tecmo are developing for the game, but can only think it’s to do with the Strategy RPG nature of the combat, which KT specialise in (outside of their Warriors gameplay).
You can check out the Nintendo Direct trailer for Three Houses below:
Fire Emblem: Three Houses launches worldwide July 26th exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
What are your thoughts on KOEI Tecmo’s involvement with Nintendo’s Fire Emblem IP again? Are you glad to see KOEI Tecmo dip their toes in these kind of projects? Let us know in those comments!
We have known since the very start of this Season Pass release that the third (and currently final) DLC pack for Fire Emblem Warriors will be releasing this Month, and will be themed after the game Fire Emblem Awakening, but now it is finally released to the world! You can see attached what comes with this third DLC pack!
Fire Emblem Awakening DLC Pack #3
Voiced by: Hidenori Takahashi
With his character skill, “Balanced Power Resonance,” the smaller the difference between his Str and Mag, the greater the damage he can deal to enemies.
Voiced by: Yuuki Takada
Class: Dark Mage
Although she will take slip damage when her character skill, “Covenant of Destruction,” is equipped, the lesser her HP gets, the greater the damage she can deal to enemies. (The HP reduced by slip damage will not affect your Battle Results.)
Voiced by: Rei Matsuzaki
With her character skill, “Galeforce,” the Warrior Gauge and Awakening Gauge restore each time you defeat a strong enemy.
Additional History Mode Maps
Scion of Legend
A mysterious swordsman seeking the legendary divine sword “Mystletainn” shows up in a certain village.
Chrom and company, who visited Plegia in order to rescue Emmeryn, come across a shaman who re-chants a suspicious spell.
While Plegia soldiers withdrew from the battlefield, the figure of a determined, lone dancer heading towards the battlefield appeared.
Active Strengthening: Further increases damage dealt by attack-type and special-type weapon skills. (Targets weapon skills such as Critical+ and Triangle+.) Attack Acceleration: Increases the speed of Critical and Strong attacks. (The weapon skill previously only granted to the “Chrom’s Training Sword” obtained via the Chrom Amiibo.) Full Capacity Amplification: Amplifies all stats except movement. (The weapon skill previously only granted to the “Tiki’s Tear” obtained via the Tiki Amiibo.)
(Additional costumes, usable weapons, and weapon skills can be obtained as rewards for clearing History Maps.)
Additionally to all of this, a new patch update has been released as well alongside this DLC Pack. You can find out what it contains below.
Version 1.5.0 Update
Maximum Character Level Increase
Increases the maximum character level from 130 to 150.
“Rightful God” – Increases weapon attack power to match that of a Hero Weapon, and negates the disadvantages of an effectiveness weapon skill. (This can be obtained via a random drop.)
Blessings – The following blessings have been added to the Temple:
“Speed Blessing” and “Luck Blessing” Effects – Increases the corresponding stats of all party members.
“Heal Blessing” Effect – Automatically recovers the HP of all party members over time.
“Transporter Blessing” Effect – Increases the amount of materials you can obtain through drops.
“Craftsman Blessing” Effect – Increases the amount of weapons you can obtain through drops, as well as their level, quality, and number of skills.
“Common Materials Blessing” Effect – Makes common materials easier to drop.
Additional Elements – The following additional elements have been added to the Temple:
“Informal Blessing” – By receiving this blessing, the levels of all enemies in battle will become 150.
“Tactician Blessing” – By receiving this blessing, the battle will enter a “Tactician Mode” where the player-controlled character can only deal zero damage, making it a fight can only be cleared via NPC instruction.
(Informal Blessing and Tactician Blessing will be added to the “Blessings” menu at the Temple.)
“Level Reset” – Level Reset has been added to the Temple menu. Depending on the level of the selected character, you can revert to Level 1 instead of receiving materials.
-Switch Version: Support for the video capture feature.
-Adds feature to start the battle with the same blessings as the previous battle. (Materials will be automatically consumed. This can be turned on or off via “Auto Blessing Continuation” in the settings.)
-User interface improvements for the Battle Results screen.
So there you have it, a bevy of content that looks like to conclude the content additions for Fire Emblem Warriors. A lovely mashup of Nintendo’s Fire Emblem series and KOEI Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors series, exclusively for Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS.
You can buy this DLC pack on it’s own for £8.09/€8.99/$8.99 or have it free with that juicy Season Pass. The patch will be free to everyone including non Season Pass holders.
What are you thoughts on this update? Are you happy to see all this support for Fire Emblem Warriors? Let us know in the comments!
Fire Emblem Warriors second DLC pack launched today (or yesterday for some) exclusively on the Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS. Costing £8.09/€8.99/$8.99 on it’s own or for free with the Season Pass purchase, you will gain a new bevy of content to continue your slashing adventure!
Included in the pack is as follows:
-Three new playable characters – Navarre, Minerva and Linde – each with their own unique weapons
-Four new costumes
-Three new History Mode maps
-New weapon attributes
-Unique weapons for Caeda, Tiki and Anna
Alongside the release of this new DLC, there has been a free patch update that includes numerous new tweaks and additions to the game. See what it has below!
Version 1.4.0 Update (due out alongside DLC Pack #2)
Maximum Character Level Increase
Increases the maximum character level from 110 to 130.
“Critical Specialist” Effect – Makes it easier to deplete the enemy’s Stun Gauge.
“Anti-Air Specialist” Effect – Increases damage dealt to launched enemies.
(These can be obtained via a random drop.)
Blessings – The following blessings have been added to the Temple
“Str Blessing,” “Mag Blessing,” and “Skill Blessing” Effects – Increases the stats of all deployed party members.
“Bond Blessing” Effect – Makes it easier to increase the bond of all deployed party members.
“Swift Attack Blessing” Effect – Increases the damage dealt for a fixed time after the battle begins.
Turn On / Off Crest Creation confirmation and presentation from the settings.
UI improvements, including the map and menu composition of the deployment screen.
So all in all a good day for owners of Fire Emblem Warriors! Will you be heading back into the fray? Let us know in the comments!
With the recent release of Fire Emblem Warriors on Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS, we now have a lot more information on the also released Season Pass for the game. You are able to acquire the season pass (separate purchase for each version) for $19.99/£17.99/€19.99, and in doing so will also grant you a free costume for Lucina (Bridal Outfit) as of the purchase. But what exactly are you getting for your hard earned cash? Well fear not, it is a bevy of content, even if some of it is slightly disappointing.
Pack #1 – Fire Emblem Fates
Release: December 2017
–3 new characters; Azure, Niles and Oboro.
–3 new History Mode scenarios.
–5 new costumes.
Pack #2 – Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Release: February 2018
–3 new characters; Navarre, Minerva and Linde.
–3 new History Mode scenarios.
–4 new costumes.
–6 new weapon types.
Pack #3 – Fire Emblem Awakening
Release: March 2018
–3 new characters; Owain, Tharja, Olivia.
–3 new History Mode scenarios.
–3 new costumes.
–7 new weapon types.
Now you might be asking. What’s wrong with that? It sounds like we are getting a lot of content in each pack. Well the disappointing fact is, Owain, Navare, Oboro and Niles are currently already in the game, just simply locked off as NPCs. Along with a lot of cloned movesets plaguing a lot of the characters, we can’t think these DLC characters will be much different to play as.
As with all season pass content, you are able to pay for these packs separately if you aren’t up for buying the whole lot. Each pack will cost $8.99/€8.99/£8.09 individually.
We are still currently unaware of any Free content update support like Hyrule Warriors received, but with certain villain characters missing from these packs, we can only hope they will come soon enough.
What are your thoughts on this Season Pass? Will you be picking it up? Let us know in the comments!
We have a bunch of fresh information in regards to the upcoming Nintendo and KOEI Tecmo collaboration; Fire Emblem Warriors for Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS. We also want to quickly make clear to keep an eye out for our hands on of the game in the near future!
First off, the best piece of news which you may have already seen via our Facebook page, is the release date. The game will be releasing for both Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS physically and digitally in the West on October 20th 2017!
Next up, for you lucky guys in Europe, you will be able to pre-order a Limited Edition of the game for Nintendo Switch, including a multitude of goodies shown in the picture above! We still do not know if America will receive a similar Limited Edition but we will be sure to post about it when we know!
Also to add on to all the release news, we now know of even more characters coming to the game. Leo, Takumi, Hinoka and Camilla from Fire Emblem Fates join the war!
One last thing to add is another piece of information for you performance guys out there. You can choose between 1080p/30fps and 720p/60fps for either undocked and docked playing for the Nintendo Switch version. This is a similar feature that first became available in KOEI Tecmo’s Ni-Oh title, and it is great to see this happening to more of their games.
And with all that we will leave you guys with the spectacular Gamescom 2017 trailer for the game. Are you excited to get this game? Which platform is your choice? Let us know in the comments!
As most of you should know, this week is E3 week, and Nintendo has definitely not been shy with showing what cards they have concealed. During their annual Treehouse Live segments, they showed off a new Trailer and did a Live presentation for Fire Emblem Warriors on the Nintendo Switch. They have yet to show any footage for the New 3DS version of the game, but there are still some days left for them to do so!
The game itself is looking great, showing the brisk art style known from the Fire Emblem series, with hectic hack ‘n’ slash at it’s core. With new key features shown such as being able to give commands to fellow officers, switching between officers mid-battle, the weapon triangle system (sword-axe-lance) famous in the Fire Emblem series are just some of many awesome mechanics to the game.
Alongside a beefy story mode, there will also be a side-mode, Colosseum mode, which is more like a boss rush style mode where you face off against certain enemy officers and their peons. Progressing through each officer to the next to reach your goal. You will see this in the Live Presentation attached below.
There are also a ton of new characters shown off, including those from recent Fire Emblem games as well! Be sure to check out both the trailer and the live presentation below to fully get in the know! Any Fire Emblem fan or Warriors fan won’t regret it!
The release date is still scheduled for Fall 2017, but hopefully as we are getting closer we will get a release date and much more information soon! Let us know in the comments what you think!