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Fire Emblem: Three Houses 'Edelgard' figma preorders open

Preorder now!

The previously-announced Fire Emblem: Three Houses 'Edelgard' figma isn't coming out until July 2020, but preorders for the figurine are open today. You'll have to import through Amazon Japan, which you can do right here. Check out more details on the figurine below.

- The smooth yet posable figma joints allow you to act out a variety of different scenes.
- She comes with two face plates including a smiling face and a shouting face for combat scenes.
- Her Killer Axe and Aymr are included as optional parts.
- An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Untitled Goose Game up for the Golden Joystick Game of the Year

Who will come out on top?

London, 25 October 2019: Voting is now open in the Ultimate Game of the Year 2019 category for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards. The voting shortlist is only open for one week, so vote now for your game of 2019. Voting closes on Friday November 1st at 5pm GMT.

The shortlisted games are:

Apex Legends (EA / Respawn Entertainment)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Activision Blizzard / Infinity Ward)
Control (505 Games / Remedy Entertainment)
Disco Elysium (Studio ZA/UM / Studio ZA/UM)
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo / Intelligent Systems)
Gears 5 (Xbox Game Studios / The Coalition)
Outer Wilds (Annapurna Interactive / Mobius Digital)
Resident Evil 2 (Capcom / Capcom)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Activision / FromSoftware)
Telling Lies (Annapurna Interactive / Furious Bee)
The Outer Worlds (Private Division / Obsidian Entertainment)
Untitled Goose Game (House House / Panic Inc.)

Daniel Dawkins, Content Director, Games and Film at GamesRadar+ said:

"As this console generation reaches maturity, we’ve never seen such a diverse field of Ultimate Game of the Year nominees: free-to-play shooters, the rebirth of FMV storytelling, hardcore RPGs and a meme-generating goose. Based on Golden Joystick Awards voting so far, indie games are more than capable of competing with AAA blockbusters, and this UGOTY shortlist is too close to call. The Ultimate Game of the Year award - now in its 37th year - holds a special place in the industry’s affections since it is voted for by the people who buy and play games. Every vote makes a difference.”

The main event will be hosted by comedian Danny Wallance, with a pre-show, hosted by Alix Wilton Regan. The whole event will be live streamed via the Golden Joystick’s Twitch channel from 3:30pm GMT, so viewers can follow all the action live on the night.

The Golden Joystick Awards honour the games and developers that have transformed the global games industry in 2019. The event features over 20 categories, the majority of which are voted for by the public. The event was first held in 1983 and since then it has grown to become the world’s largest public voted gaming awards brand.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses players reveal how many times they've played through the game, favorite difficulty, jobs, and more

The results are in

We recently shared data from a Famitsu poll that revealed the top 20 most popular male/female characters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. That feature included a host of other player information, which has now been made available in English. Check out the entire player poll results below.

Play-through count

- 1,149 respondents were on their fourth play-through
- 1,081 respondents were on their second play-through
- 827 respondents were on their third play-through
- 418 respondents were on their first play-through

First class chosen

- 1,396 respondents chose the Blue Lions as their first class
- 1.185 respondents chose the Black Eagles
- 898 respondents chose the Gold Deer
- of the 1,185 respondents who chose the Black Eagles as their first class, 923 first chose the Edelgard route, while 262 chose the church route

Favorite difficulty

- Normal/casual: 1,385
- Normal/classic: 644
- Hard/casual: 311
- Hard/classic: 845
- Maddening/casual: 41
- Maddening/classic: 227

Maddening difficulty

- 115 respondents had already cleared the game on maddening difficulty, and 489 were still playing it on this mode
- 1,597 answered that they were planning to play lunatic difficulty in the future
- 1,190 had no plans to do so
- of the players who did play in maddening difficulty, 164 chose did so in new game plus, while 426 chose to start completely fresh

amiibo and online elements

- 689 used both amiibo and online elements
- 1,156 used online features only
- 285 used amiibo only
- 1,267 used neither

First S-rank

- Ingrid – 95 votes
- Mercedes – 120
- Dorothea – 121
- Linhardt – 136
- Bernadetta – 179
- Lysithea – 220
- Sothis – 275
- Claude – 339
- Edelgard – 499
- Dimitri – 596

Most popular job classes and skills

Favorite beginner/intermediate job class:

- Soldier – 33 votes
- Monk – 33
- Fighter – 36
- Priest – 66
- Armoured Knight – 88
- Mage – 102
- Dark Mage – 128
- Brawler- 130
- Mercenary – 135
- Myrmidon – 163
- Cavalier – 166
- Archer – 263
- Lord – 358
- Thief – 476
- Brigand – 564
- Pegasus Knight – 583

Favorite advanced job class:

- Warrior – 33 votes
- Bishop – 64
- Hero – 89
- Grappler – 108
- Fortress – 116
- Dark Bishop – 117
- Warlock – 136
- Paladin – 205
- Assassin – 533
- Swordmaster -539
- Sniper – 569
- Wyvern Rider – 781

Favorite master job class:

- Great Knight – 62 votes
- Holy Knight – 94
- War Master – 179
- Dark Knight – 227
- Bow Knight – 389
- Gremory – 448
- Falcon Knight – 515
- Mortal Savant – 587
- Wyvern Lord – 773

Favorite special job class:

- Commoner – 40 votes
- Noble – 44
- Armored Lord – 52
- Emperor – 86
- High Lord – 108
- Wyvern Master – 112
- Great Lord – 332
- Enlightened One – 595
- Barbarossa – 690
- Dancer – 1,181

Favorite class abilities:

- Bow range +1/2 – 113 votes
- Canto – 128
- Fiendish blow – 285

Favorite combat arts:

- Healing Focus – 165 votes
- Deadeye – 206
- Curved Shot – 287

Most popular crest

- Cethleann – 90 votes
- Gautier – 94
- Blaiddyd – 115
- Riegan – 127
- Maurice – 147
- Indech – 207
- Gloucester – 227
- Flames – 827
- Fraldarius – 946

Most popular music track

- Japanese version’s theme song, Hresvelg no Shoujo ~Fuukasetsugetsu~ with 644 votes

Famitsu reveals the results of their Fire Emblem: Three Houses character poll

The results are in!

This week's issue of Famitsu has revealed the results of their character poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The poll includes answers from 3,492 readers, and the top 20 male and female characters can be read below.

Male Character Poll

Dimitri (1,335)
Claude (1,249)
Felix (1,160)
Sylvain (913)
Ferdinand (661)
Byleth (572)
Lorenz (566)
Hubert (523)
Ashe (458)
Linhardt (398)
Caspar (322)
Raphael (315)
Dedue (287)
Seteth (280)
Gatekeeper (195)
Jeralt (180)
Rodrigue (104)
Cyril (90)
Hanneman (74)
Alois (69)

Female Character Poll

Bernadetta (1,083)
Lysithea (1,008)
Hilda (988)
Edelgard (916)
Ingrid (767)
Mercedes (721)
Byleth (709)
Shamir (675)
Marianne (555)
Annette (540)
Sothis (440)
Dorothea (418)
Flayn (333)
Petra (236)
Leonie (231)
Rhea (120)
Manuela (97)
Catherine (71)
Kronya (29)
Judith (10)

Next issue of Famitsu to include a 24-page feature on Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Will your favorite make the cut?

The next issue of Famitsu is going to be one fans of Fire Emblem: Three Houses will want to keep an eye on. The issue is going to have a 24-page feature on the game, which will include the results of a Fire Emblem: Three Houses questionnaire that Famitsu shared with their readers. The feature will include the top 20 male and top 20 female characters, as voted on by readers, as well as answers to many other questions.

Dorothea becomes new most-deployed character in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, beating previously favored Edelgard

Battle of the waifus!

Statistics of the most favored characters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses has been released. Dorothea is now the most deployed and the most used in activity participation! However, Lysithea takes the 1st place spot for gift recipients, pushing Dorothea to 2nd. For the ranking on Tea Party Enthusiasts, Dorothea drops down to 3rd place, with Edelgard in 2nd and Ingrid in 1st. What does this mean? It means Three Houses fans have a pretty strong favoring for Dorothea. It's interesting to see what is practically official waifu rankings! Check out the full statistics to all the categories below!

Future issue of Famitsu to include a special feature on Fire Emblem: Three Houses, reader questionnaire published

15 questions for fans

The Oct. 31st, 2019 issue of Famitsu is going to include a special feature on Fire Emblem: Three Houses. That feature is going to include some input from readers, thanks to a questionnaire that Famitsu has published. You can see the full set of questions below, which makes it seem like some of the feedback will be discussed with members of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses dev team.

What’s your progress in the game right now? Also, how are you playing the game? (example: your pacing is beating 1 chapter a day)

Which House did you side with in your first playthrough? If you sided with the Black Lions, which route did you choose? (if you went with both, please state). And please let us know why you choose to side with the House you mentioned.

Which mode and difficulty level did you select? If you played the game multiple times, please tell us which mode and difficulty level you like the most. And please let us know the reasons behind your preferences.

Have you tried the Lunatic difficulty level? If you did, did you continue from a previous save file? Please let us know the reasons why so.

Did you use amiibo or play online? Please let us know why if you had done so.

Who’s your favorite character? Give us three characters (male or female) that you like. And please let us know why for each character.

Who did you S rank with in your first playthrough? If you haven’t S Ranked with anyone yet, who are you planning to S Rank with?

What’s your favorite class in the game? Please let us know why.

What’s your favorite class skill and battle technique? Let us know why.

Please tell us which is your favorite crest, as well as the reason behind it.

What’s your favorite BGM (background music) in the game? Please tell us the reason why.

Please tell us your most favorite aspect of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, as well as the reason behind it.

Which scene left you the biggest impression in the game, and why is that so?

Which DLC side story (up till April 30, 2020) are you looking forward to the most?

What would you like to tell the developers of Fire Emblem: Three Houses?

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' upcoming free and paid DLC detailed

A lot of content is on the way

This week's issue of Famitsu had some new details on future DLC for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Check out info on Wave 3 and Wave 4 below.

Wave 3

Free DLC

- New playable character: Jeritza (certain routes only)
- New support conversations [presumably featuring Jeritza]
- New activities
- New online features

Paid DLC

- New playable character: Anna
- New monastery facilities
- New online features
- Anna and Jeritza paralogue
- New quests (around 10)
- New activities: Sauna, playing with dogs and cats
- New costumes: Maid, Butler and more
- New battalions: Maid and Butler W

Wave 4

Free DLC

- Side story: Abyss Mode
- New playable characters: Juris, Balthazar, Constanze and Javi [tentative translations]
- New support conversations
- New monastery facilities
- New online features
- New classes (4)
- New enemy monsters
- New hero relics
- New paralogues
- New quests
- New battalions
- New gambits
- New costumes for Byleth (male), Byleth (female) and Sothis

Fire Emblem: Three Houses most likely the best-selling game in franchise history in the U.S. when digital sales are factored in

Things just keep looking up

NPD's Mat Piscatella has taken to Twitter to talk about the sales of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. According to Piscatella, the game is doing extremely well for itself. Fire Emblem: Awakening still holds the record for best-selling entry in the U.S., but Three Houses should be overtaking it very soon. Check out Mr. Piscatella's full comments on the matter below.

Wanted to follow up on Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It ranked as the #4 best-selling game of August in the U.S. sales rankings from The NPD Group, after finishing July at #2. So a very nice ranking hold from month 1 to month 2.

As you'll recall, launch month sales of Fire Emblem: Three Houses tripled those of the previous best-selling launch month title in the series. Month 2 sales of Fire Emblem: Three Houses were again the best in franchise history, although not at the same multiplier as month 1.

On a lifetime basis, Fire Emblem: Awakening remains the best-selling game in franchise history in the U.S.. However, I do anticipate Fire Emblem: Three Houses to overcome this gap and take the lead in lifetime sales for the franchise in September.

And, of course, since Nintendo is not currently a member of the Digital Leader Panel, I'm only talking about Physical sales here. Accounting for digital I am certain Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the best-selling game in franchise history, likely by a significant margin. Shrug.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' latest patch makes a small change to a support character conversation

Why the change, Nintendo?

Fire Emblem: Three Houses received a patch earlier this week that included a bunch of bug fixes, as well as new content. One thing that wasn't mentioned by Nintendo was a slight change to one of the support character conversations. In the screenshot above, you can see the conversation as it was before the patch.

In the second screen, you see how the conversation was altered. There's no word on why Nintendo felt this change was necessary, nor do we know if other conversations were altered.

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