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Fire Emblem Heroes has given a tease of an upcoming Grand Hero battle. The fight against a mystery enemy will begin on February 10 at 2 AM (EST), and will run until February 14 at 2 AM (EST). Though the enemy is hidden, it seems likely that it is Narcian, a Wyvern General who was featured in the Fire Emblem Direct.

The Fire Emblem Heroes “Choose your Legends” vote wrapped up last week. Since then, fans have been wondering when we’ll be hearing about the results. It won’t be much longer, thankfully.

Nintendo said on the Japanese Fire Emblem Heroes Twitter account that the results will be shared on Thursday. It’s Wednesday already in Japan, so we can basically expect to hear something within the next day or so.

Plenty of Fire Emblem aficionados participated in the vote. Nintendo said last Wednesday that 1.2 million votes were recorded.

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Just before Fire Emblem Heroes’ launch, Nintendo held a special vote on the game’s website. Fans were tasked with voting on characters they’d like to see in the game. If you participated and logged in as a My Nintendo member, you would be entitled to some free points.

Those points are now starting to go out. Nintendo is sending out emails confirming that 200 Platinum Points are being sent to users’ accounts. If you visit this page, you can verify that they’ve been properly added.

Thanks to Anthony for the tip.

Nintendo is hosting a new global retweet event for Fire Emblem Heroes. Players have been tasked with collectively retweeting a particular message 10,000 times across the company’s North American and European Twitter pages plus the official Japanese Twitter account. The reward? 10,000 Hero Feathers.


As of this moment, the Japanese Fire Emblem Heroes page already has over 10,000 retweets. It will took a few minutes to reach in the end.

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Fire Emblem Heroes added in a new Launch Celebration Map under its Special Maps listing earlier today. For a look at the new content, see the video below.

Sharena is one of the original characters of Fire Emblem Heroes – she was designed by Yusuke Kozaki, who was also responsible for the character designs of Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates. Nintendo just published a video of Yusuke Kozaki drawing Sharena on an iPad Pro. Give it a watch if you’re interested in his process:

The first Special Map for Fire Emblem Heroes is live, giving players a chance to earn up to six Orbs. You can see some images of the map below.

Fire Emblem Heroes is adding in a new wave of “Release Commemoration Present Maps” under the Special Map list. Each map provides three orbs, and since there are two difficulties, there are a total of six orbs to obtain per map. A map will be added each week for five five weeks, meaning there will be a total of 30 orbs up for grabs.

The event kicks off tomorrow. Look for it to begin at about 11 PM PT (tonight) / 2 AM ET / 7 AM in the UK / 8 AM in Europe.

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Sensor Tower is reporting that Fire Emblem Heroes has already earned over $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue and been downloaded more than two million times in its first day. In terms of revenue, it’s behind Pokemon GO ($10.2 million) and Super Mario Run ($8.4 million), but above Clash Royale ($1.4 million). Fire Emblem Heroes is right up there with Clash Royale regarding downloads, though about one-half of Pokemon GO and one-quarter of Super Mario Run.

Sensor Tower adds that “the overwhelming majority of downloads and revenue for Fire Emblem Heroes has come from Japan, with the United States ranking as its second-place territory.” The game is already the 17th ranked iPhone app in terms of revenue on the U.S. App Store.

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Data miners are up to their usual tricks, and have already poked through the files of Fire Emblem Heroes following its launch yesterday. A few interesting images have been discovered showing Tharja and Robin wearing Christmas outfits.

Some fans wonder of these images were intended to be used as part of a Christmas campaign in 2016. Fire Emblem Heroes only just came out yesterday, but Nintendo was originally planning on having it ready by the end of last year.

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