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Two bits of Fire Emblem Heroes news today: first up, the Takumi: Empty Vessel Grand Hero Battle is back, so you can take another shot at it if you missed it the first time around. As always, there are also quests available that require you to use specific Heroes in order to earn additional quests; for this GHB, it’s Fjorm and Takumi himself.

Also, today’s daily Summoning Focus is Heroes with Quick Riposte. The focus units are Klein: Silver Nobleman, Leo: Sorcerous Prince and Subaki: Perfect Expert.

One feature Pokemon GO players are still looking to see is PvP. Currently, there still isn’t a natural way for users to battle against each other. We’ve heard Niantic say before that this functionality will be added, but we have another comment from the studio indicating that it may arrive sooner rather than later.

Speaking with polish magazine Gram, Niantic head of EMEA product marketing Anne Beuttenmüller stated that the company wants to get PvP in Pokemon GO at the end of this year. Here’s a rough translation of what was said (via Google Translate):

Super Mario Run is hosting a Gold Goomba Lite event. While active, players will have an easier chance to receive in-game rewards.

With each Gold Goomba defeated, you’ll be given a stamp. The game has four stamp cards in total, and each one provides an in-game item.

Animal Crossing’s latest event is now live. Redd’s Summer Festival is here, lasting until August 13.

Redd has set up a shop for the festival. Players will need to help him collect the rare creatures known as flickerflies and complete requests to earn rewards.

Niantic hasn’t had much to say about it, but a new Pokemon has arrived in Pokemon GO. Spinda has appeared as a brand new task reward, for landing three curveball throws in a row.

Spinda is known for its randomized color spots on its body. In Pokemon GO, there are eight designs that will be made available as unique forms. The first one dropped last night.


First teased two days ago, the next event coming to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has now been confirmed. Themed after Japanese Summer festivals, there will be lots of festive stalls and Summer-related activities. The event will start tomorrow, August 3rd.


Outlined during the latest Feh Channel episode, the Summer Celebration event celebrating the one year and six month anniversary of Fire Emblem Heroes is now live. A variety of events will be happening throughout August:

  • Summer Celebration Log-in Bonus: Two consecutive special log-in bonus periods from today until August 30th; you can get two orbs every day, for a total of 40 orbs
  • Summer Celebration Quests: From today until August 30th, special quests are available requiring you to defeat enemies using specific Hero types; you can get a total of 20 orbs completing these quests
  • Daily Reward Maps: From today until August 12th, there will be daily reward maps that come in two difficulty modes, Normal and Hard; beating all of them gets you a total of 20 orbs
  • Double EXP and SP: from today until August 16th, the EXP and SP earned in battle will be doubled
  • Tempest Trials+: on August 14th, the next Tempest Trials+ event will start; the rewards are Heroes who appeared in Tempest Trials during 2017, so this is a good chance to fill up your catalogue if you missed them the first time around
  • Daily Summoning Focus Revivals: finally, from today until August 17th, there will be one limited-time skill-related summoning focus per day; these will only be available for 24 hours each, so make sure to do your free pull on them every day

Fire Emblem Heroes was sitting at around $300 million worldwide by its first anniversary. After about 18 months since its original release, the mobile game has now surpassed $400 million. That figure is for sales worldwide across the App Store and Google Play.

Fire Emblem Heroes has been Nintendo’s most-successful mobile title in terms of revenue by far. Super Mario Run has only generated $64 million while Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp sits at $42 million.

Fire Emblem Heroes has kicked off a new Grand Conquests event featuring Valentia – from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – as the battlefield. Three armies will fight over territory during the course of three battles, each lasting two days.

Here’s a rundown of changes from the last event:

The next update is now live for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Nintendo has updated the goals feature, made the garden easier to use, and more.

The official patch notes are as follows: