Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition Revealed

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition Revealed

Beautiful limited edition for the true fans of Gaiden

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is getting a limited edition! The limited edition revealed today will include quite a few goodies.


Limited Edition Revealed

Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition Revealed

The limited edition will include a hardcover Valentia Artbook, a Sound Selection CD, a Pin Set (of Alm, Celica and Marth), and a reversible cover sheet. The cover sheet looks like the packaging for the original Famicom version of Fire Emblem Gaiden.

This version of the game will launch at the same time. It will only be $20 dollars more, which gives it a $59.99 price tag. If you want to preorder it, you can do it on GameStop here.

Nintendo’s PR also released a lengthy statement about the game and its amiibo support. Here it is in its entirety if you want to take a look.

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 and Celica amiibo 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.

Nintendo PR

So that’s the news for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Are you going to get the special edition version? Let us know in the comments!

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