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Fire Emblem Expo II cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

Nintendo and Intelligent Systems were set to host the Fire Emblem Expo II at Zepp Namba in Osaka on May 5th and 6th, but that event has since been cancelled. As you might suspect, the event was called off due to coronavirus concerns. Anyone who purchased a ticket can visit the official website to get a refund.

Fire Emblem Heroes "Feh Channel" presentation for April 2nd, 2020

Sure, there may have been a Feh Channel presentation just a few days back, but apparently it's time for another one! Check out the latest video to see what's coming up in the world of Fire Emblem Heroes.

The underground area of Fire Emblem: Three Houses' "Cindered Shadows" DLC was originally considered for the main game

The ground beneath your feet

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' "Cindered Shadows" DLC lets you explore the Abyss, a sprawling town that's hidden underneath the Garreg Mach Monastery. In an interview with Nintendo Dream magazine, director Toshiyuki Kusakihara reveals that this location was originally considered for the main game, but it proved too big to handle.

“We started the actual production of the side story’s content much later, but we had wanted to incorporate the idea of Garreg Mach having this underground labyrinth since the early stages of development. It ended up being cut due to the sheer amount of content, though. When planning the DLC, the side story actually came from a desire to bring back the concepts we had originally omitted. It wasn’t necessarily that we were retrofitting the information. Rather, we were expanding upon the setting and some foreshadowed elements that had been there since production of the main game. The protagonist’s mother, for instance, would fall into that category.”

Fire Emblem Cipher producer explains why the game is ending, shares details on the final booster pack

A sizable send-off

News came in overnight about the future of the Fire Emblem Cipher card game. Unfortunately, the game will be wrapping up once its next booster pack releases in Oct. 2020. Since that initial announcement, producer Ryota Kawade hosted a live-stream to further explain why the game is coming to an end. Check out a recap of that info below.

- it’s been five years since Cipher launched, and the circumstances around the trading card game have changed over the years
- one of Cipher‘s objectives was to be a card game enjoyed by those playing or waiting for the next Fire Emblem game
- Fire Emblem Cipher would fulfill this objective by putting the spotlight on characters from the previous games
- this role is now fulfilled by Fire Emblem Heroes, along with events for the fans such as concerts
- Cipher also aimed to gather and connect Fire Emblem fans
- Kawade mentioned how two Fire Emblem fans met thanks to a Cipher event and ended up marrying
- Fire Emblem itself changed in these last five years, and the franchise has become much more popular

Along with the explanation of the game coming to an end, some details on the final round of content was shared. Check out that info below.

- the title for the 22nd and final Booster Pack is “Eiyuu tachi no Gaika”
- cards will feature characters from every single Fire Emblem game and include many surprises
- illustrations for the cards will be handled by an all-star selection of Cipher artists
- the artist lineup includes Awakening‘s Yusuke Kozaki, Three Houses‘ Chinatsu Kurahana, and more
- there will be 13 cards forming a fresco with all the Fire Emblem protagonists

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for April 2nd, 2020

[Events] The latest Tap Battle: Illusory Dungeon event is called Summer of Heroes (re-run), and it’s now live (available until April 23rd)

Stages 1 to 8 = from April 2nd
Stages 9 to 12 = from April 3rd
Stages 14 to 16 = from April 4th
Stages 17 to 20 = from April 5th
Extra Stage 1 = from April 6th
Extra Stage 2 = from April 7th
Extra Stage 3 = from April 8th

[Quests] A new set of Quests is now live: Tap Battle (available until April 23rd)

[Quests] A new set of Quests is now live: Tap Battle – Daily (available until April 9th)

[Story Maps] A new Tactics Drills map is now available: Double Trouble (Skill Studies, Hard) (no end date)

Fire Emblem Cipher card game coming to an end

Know when to fold'em

Intelligent Systems has announced that Fire Emblem Cipher, the card game that launched in 2015, is going to come to an end. Following the launch of the 22nd Booster Pack on October 1st, 2020, no new products will be released.

Fans can expect the last Cipher event to take place in December 2020, with event support ending on March 31st, 2021. Finally, customer support for the card game will end all the way in March 2022.

Thanks to Neverunplaying for the heads up!

Famitsu's latest issue includes a full 12-month Fire Emblem: Three Houses calendar, complete with character birthdays

The 12 months of Fodlan

The latest issue of Famitsu has quite the treat for Fire Emblem: Three Houses fans. The magazine includes a full 12-month calendar based on Three Houses, and it even includes the birthdays of some of the more notable characters. You can see all 12 months in the album above.

Checking out Fire Emblem Heroes' 8-bit content

So chunky!

The 8-bit content that was announced for Fire Emblem Heroes the other day is now live! Check out the video above to see how the content looks in action.

Fire Emblem Heroes 'April 2020' mobile wallpaper available

Ready your mobile devices for April

Nintendo has released the latest Fire Emblem Heroes mobile wallpaper for the month of April 2020. Featuring Est, Catria, and Palla, they are all dressed up in Easter themed costumes. A calendar version of the wallpaper can be downloaded above, but you can also check out the full uninterrupted artwork here.

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for April 1st, 2020

[Events] Round 1 of the latest Voting Gauntlet event, Springtime Skirmish, is now live. It features the following match-ups: Idunn vs Narcian, Catria vs Veronica, Palla vs Loki, Xander vs Est. (available until April 3rd)

[Quests] While the latest Voting Gauntlet is running, a new set of Quests goes live with each round:

Round 1: Quests available from April 1st to April 3rd
Round 2: Quests available from April 3rd to April 5th
Round 3: Quests available from April 5th to April 7th

[Log-in Bonus] While the latest Voting Gauntlet is running, all players can claim the following as Daily Log-in Bonus: Battle Flag x50 (available until April 7th)

[Special Maps] A new set of Special Maps, Battle: Retrospective (featuring 8-bit graphics), is now live (available until April 15th)

[Log-in Bonus] A new set of Log-in Bonuses is now live: 8-bit Messenger Owl and 8-bit Messenger Chief (available until April 15th)

[Manga] Chapter 122 of the official Fire Emblem Heroes manga is now available

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