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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is featured in Famitsu this week, and Serenes Forest went to the trouble of translating the new information. Continue on below for a roundup of details from the magazine.

Mila’s Gear

– Mila’s Gear: valuable contraption that can peer into the past and the future
– Use this to rewind the actions of units one unit at a time
– Ex: Mae gets KO’d by a Mercenary on Turn 1; rewind back to before the Mercenary attacked and try again
– There are limits and it can’t be easily abused
– Gear icon in the bottom-right corner of the bottom screen is related to Mila’s Gear
– The number may indicate the number of actions you can rewind
– As previously mentioned, also use Mila’s Gear with amiibo


– Voice Actor: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
– Rigelian Emperor’s nephew
– Advocate of the nobility who prizes his social standing
– Convinced Desaix to turn traitor and instigate the Zofian coup d’etat
– Vying to be the next emperor and commands the invasion of Zofia to prove his military prowess
– Seems like Berkut will be filling in the role of villain or rival
– In one screenshot, he can be seen colluding with Desaix, the Zofian traitor

A new set of Quests based on the Training Tower has begun in Fire Emblem Heroes. The Quests will run until April 3, and completing each one will unlock 3 Orbs. Each Quest must also be completed with all four allies surviving. The Quests are as follows:

The Inherit Skill feature has finally arrived to Fire Emblem Heroes. It allows you to transfer skills from one Hero to another.

Picking two Heroes, you can send up to three skills from one of them to the other. The Hero transferring the skills over will be removed from you army afterwards. Some skills are non-transferable, and some cannot be transferred between different types of Heroes. For example, you cannot send a character’s weapon over to another character who has a different weapon type. Also, you cannot use Heroes who are listed as your favorite as a source.

Once the skill is transferred, it is not automatically unlocked. It must be unlocked through SP, and the SP cost will be 1.5 times as much as it was for its original Hero.
If a transferred Skill can be learned by a Hero by raising their star rating, though, the cost will be the regular amount.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes launched around the world last month. New information gives us a better idea as to how it’s performing thus far.

Based on data from App Annie, Fire Emblem Herowas was the fifth highest grossing mobile title in Japan during February. It also had the ninth spot in the US when apps such as Netflix are removed.

Thanks to Fire Emblem Heroes’ early success, Nintendo was the ninth highest grossing mobile publisher in February.


Thanks to VincentASM from Serenes Forest and Gematsu, even more details have come in for Fire Emblem Echoes. The latest information was transcribed from the official site. The timeline of events, characters, system, and battle are all covered here. We’ve rounded up all of the details below. 


Approximately 3000 years before the story

– At the land of Valentia, the sibling gods Duma and Mila went to war
– At the end of an arduous battle, Duma and Mila divided Valentia into two
– North ruled by Duma
– South ruled by Mila
– Boths sides declared to never invade the other
– This was the covenant of the gods

Year 1

– A sage with knowledge of the celestial bodies’ motions introduced the notion of a calendar system to Mila, who acknowledged it
– This year was chosen as the first year of the Valentia Calendar

Nintendo opened the Japanese Fire Emblem Echoes website today. You can access it here.

The site has a few gameplay clips, posted below. If you visit the page, you can also listen to some music from the game.

The next Grand Hero Battle in Fire Emblem Heroes will start on March 24. The battle will be against Michalis, the Ambitious King, and will most likely unlock him for your army like the previous events.


Fire Emblem Heroes has announced a pretty massive update slated for April. The update will include some tweaks to the basic game, as well as a few new features. These are as follows:

  • Merging Heroes will allow one Hero to inherit the Skills of another. Previously, merging Heroes only granted bonus stats, but now it will allow duplicate Heroes to pass on skills they have learned.
  • Hero Merit: a new stat for Heroes. Different Heroes will gain Hero Merit by participating in battles and, once their Merit is high enough, will earn Hero Feathers. Duplicate Heroes will share the Merit stat.
  • New battle rule sets: there will be two new rules on battles. Defense maps will be beaten by lasting a certain number of rounds, rather than clearing all enemies. Some maps will also have Reinforcements, where more enemy units will spawn.
  • Arena matchmaking: being tweaked to increase score and balance. Players will no longer be matched up against opponents based on total base stats, but rather on four factors: character levels/ratings, bonuses gained through Merge Allies, total base stats after removing skills, and equipped skills.
  • Notifications will only display once a day.
  • You can view descriptions of Bonus Heroes in the Arena.
  • There are also more Grand Hero Battles on the horizon, with time frames as follows:

    A few new gameplay videos have surfaced for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Find the full set attached below.

    This week’s issue of Famitsu has a new preview on Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. The magazine provides new information about characters and systems in the game. Find a roundup of early details below, courtesy of Siliconera.


    Berkut (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki)

    – Emperor Rigel’s nephew
    – Aristocrat that places great importance on social status
    – Guided the coup d’etat in Zofia by luring Desaix into betraying, and such

    Effie (CV: Atsumi Tanezaki)

    – Alm’s childhood friend
    – Joins the liberation army wit the sole thought of wanting to be by Alm at all times
    – Starting class: “Villager”

    Silque (CV: Yuka Inokuchi)

    – Was saved by Alm after being imprisoned by bandits
    – Entrusts her with a royal treasure called “Mila’s Gear”
    – Starting class: Sister


    – Choose between “Normal” and “Hard” when first starting
    – Can also choose battle rules between “Classic” that has perma-deaths after battles and “Casual” that allows any fallen characters to revive once back on the map
    – Royal Treasure “Mila’s Gear”: special item for battles to rewind the movement of a unit
    – Mila’s Gear has limited uses
    – Since there is no weapon affinity in the game, topography effects are crucial
    – Ex: if you try to hit a character in a forest, accuracy lowered by 40%
    – Magic ignores topography
    – Magic uses HP


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