REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fans that want to level up their Fire
Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia experience when the game
launches exclusively for the Nintendo
3DS family of systems on May 19 can do so by picking up the game’s
Limited Edition bundle, launching the same day. The Fire Emblem
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition bundle includes the
game; a hardcover Valentia Artbook; a Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of
Valentia Sound Selection CD; a Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of
Valentia Pin Set depicting characters Alm, Celica and Marth; and a
reversible cover sheet that looks like the packaging for the original
Famicom game this new one is based on. It will be available at a
suggested retail price of $59.99 at select retailers.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia reimagines Fire Emblem
Gaiden, a Famicom game that was previously only released in Japan.
This new version of the game sports modern graphics, cinematics and, in
a first for the series, free-roaming 3D dungeon environments.
Also launching on May 19 are the Alm
figures, available only as a set at a suggested retail price of $24.99.
When used in the game, these amiibo will activate their own exclusive
dungeons, allowing heroes to earn items and level up their armies
further by defeating bosses. By selecting Mila’s Turnwheel from the menu
on the overworld map, they will also be able to take advantage of their
Alm and Celica amiibo in battle. During combat, players can sacrifice a
portion of Alm or Celica’s health in order to summon a
computer-controlled illusory hero, which will act as a temporary ally
for a single turn.
As Alm and Celica get stronger, their stats can be saved to their
respective amiibo, allowing their summoned unit to grow in strength
alongside them. In addition, all Fire Emblem amiibo from the Super
Smash Bros. series can be used to summon an illusory hero of that
character, allowing players to seek assistance from spectral visages of
Marth, Ike, Roy, Robin, Lucina and the upcoming Corrin amiibo. All other
currently available amiibo are also compatible, and will summon an
additional monster to the battleground to assist players in battle,
providing some much-needed help in case of a strategic emergency.
This game is the latest in the long-running and growing strategy-RPG
series, and comes hot on the heels of the recently released
free-to-start game Fire
Emblem Heroes on smart devices. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows
of Valentia will see players take control of the two separate armies
of Alm and Celica as their differing quests attempt to achieve the
unified goal of bringing peace to the land of Valentia. Battles in the Fire
Emblem series see players take their small force of recruited
soldiers against increasingly powerful armies in turn-based battles that
require careful tactical planning, as mistakes or failed attacks will
see units become exposed and vulnerable to enemy attack.
The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition
bundle launches in stores on May 19 at a suggested retail price of
$59.99. The stand-alone version of the game will also be available at a
suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information about the game,
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