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Nintendo will release Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia in North America on May 19, and it’s been a long time coming. Previously only available in Japan for the NES (as Fire Emblem Gaiden), Shadows of Valentia is one of the “lost” Fire Emblem games, and is finally making its North American debut (on the 3DS) after 25 years.
Naturally, Nintendo wants to give fans a package worthy of this formerly forgotten game, and they’ll do that with a special Limited Edition. Priced at $59.99, the Limited Edition will include several goodies that should be of interest to Fire Emblem fans:
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition
- Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Gamecard
- Hardcover Valentia Artbook
- Sound Selection CD
- Pin Set (Alm, Celica, and Marth)
- Reversible Cover Sheet (Based on the Packaging for the Original Famicom Game)
Nintendo also announced that an Amiibo Two-Pack featuring Alm and Celica will also be released on May 19. Not available separately, the Amiibo figures will unlock their own exclusive dungeons, “allowing heroes to earn items and level up their armies further by defeating bosses.” Tapping these figures in battle will also allow players to summon a computer-controlled Illusory Hero, which acts as an ally for a single turn.
Finally, Nintendo unveiled a brand new Story Trailer that’ll give fans a history lesson on the two armies in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, and “their differing quests attempt to achieve the unified goal of bringing peace to the land of Valentia.”
A closer look at the contents of the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia’s Limited Edition can be found after the break. (more…)
1992’s Fire Emblem Gaiden will be re-released for 3DS as Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia in May
The Fire Emblem franchise had a long history in Japan before Fire Emblem made its North American debut in 2003. Later this year, fans outside of Japan will get to experience some of that history.
Announced yesterday during a Fire Emblem Direct presentation, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is an enhanced remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, which was originally released for the Famicom in 1992. Coming to the 3DS on May 19, Shadows of Valentia will include a completely updated visual style, new cutscenes, and an overall “grander scale”:
In 1992, the second game in the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem Gaiden, launched exclusively in Japan. Now, for the first time, fans outside of Japan will get a taste of this classic game on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is inspired by the 1992 original, reimagined on a grander scale. Every aspect of the Fire Emblem Gaiden game’s presentation has been updated, along with the game being fully voiced. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia recreates classic Fire Emblem gameplay with a modern twist, mixing in exploration of dungeons crawling with enemies.
Nintendo also announced that an Amiibo 2-Pack featuring Shadows of Valentia’s main characters, Alm and Celica, will be available alongside the game’s launch.