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Update 1.2.0 is coming to Fire Emblem Heroes, and to implement it, the game will undergo maintenance, during which you won’t be able to play. The maintenance will last about 5 hours; exact times are below:

  • 12 AM (April 12th) – 5 AM (April 12th) in Europe
  • 7 AM (April 12th) – 12 PM (April 12th) in Japan
  • 6 PM (April 11th) – 11 PM (April 11th) in the US (East Coast)

Although we don’t know for sure, it’s likely that this is the big April update that has been teased for a while now, which will add features like 99 max stamina, the ability to swap the starting positions of your units before battle, and more.

Prior to the release of Fire Emblem Heroes, the “Choose your Legends” event was held where people could vote on their favorite Fire Emblem characters from across the franchise. Ike, Roy, Lyn and Lucina were the top ranking characters, which means they will be added to the game wearing special outfits. When this is going to happen was still unclear though – until today. Thanks to the Japanese Fire Emblem Heroes Twitter account, we at least have a rough idea when these characters will be added to the game, namely this Summer. Also included in this tweet was a brief voice clip of Ike:

The Japanese Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia website was updated today, and it’s brought along new details in the process. We have information about characters, the Mila’s Turnwheel feature, and character growth.

We’ve rounded up all of the details below, courtesy of Serenes Forest. You can also find a gallery with art of the latest characters.


– Initial Class: Pegasus Knight
– Voice Actor: Aya Endo
– Clive’s younger sister
– Member of the Deliverance
– Overbearingness is her one big flaw, not that she pays it any mind
– Cheery and pretty girl who loves to interact with any and everyone


– Initial Class: Mage
– Voice Actor: Atsushi Kakehashi
– Lives in a village located at the Zofian borders
– He has fully devoted himself to mastering the art of sorcery and shows nary an interest to the people of society
– Finds it impossible to deal with his younger sister’s selfish streaks

Nintendo uploaded a trio of commercials for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Find them all below.

One of the toughest maps on the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game is the new Grand Hero Battle featuring Michalis, but it is possible to beat it without using some of the more advanced tools and rare characters that we can manage to get in the game.

The official Fire Emblem Heroes Twitter account has listed the 4 least rare characters used by players to success in the Michalis battle:

  • 3 ★ Virion (Level 40)
  • 3 ★ Narcian (Level 40)
  • 4 ★ Tiki (Level 40)
  • 3 ★ Gwendolyn (Level 40)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is releasing this month in Japan and Nintendo, in collaboration with Shogakukan, will publish an official guidebook after the date of launch.

This guidebook is already on Amazon Japan and its description shows us some new content that we didn’t know the game had. Due to potential spoilers, we’ve posted the news after the break.

Fire Emblem Heroes’ second Voting Gauntlet event starts tomorrow, and the first round match-ups have been revealed. Just like in the first round, you can pick any of the eight characters’ teams – if your team wins, you’re stuck with them in the next round as well, and if your team loses, you get to pick another one in the next round. The match-ups are:

  • Subaki vs Beruka
  • Palla vs Minerva
  • Cordelia vs Cherche
  • Hinoka vs Camilla

If your team needs to be strengthened before the event, Navarre’s Grand Hero Battle has now started. The event will run until April 9th; you can obtain both a 3-star and a 4-star version of Navarre if you can beat the respective maps. A special Summoning Focus featuring Caeda, Effie, Kagero and Sophie is also available for the duration of the event.


Plenty of new content coming to Fire Emblem Heroes this week – not only does a new Voting Gauntlet event start on Wednesday, but even before that, the next Grand Hero Battle will begin. Starting tomorrow, you will be able to challenge Navarre on a special map. Defeat him and he will join you.

As with all Grand Hero Battles, a new Summoning Focus will be available for a limited time. That one will feature Caeda, Effie, Kagero and Sophia.


Amazon now has the boxart for Japan’s Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition. See the packaging above.


We’re coming up on April, which means another set of Fire Emblem Heroes calendar wallpapers. This month, they feature Lucina and Roy, who played second in the Choose Your Legends poll. Next month, we’ll be getting Tharja and Hector.


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