By Steve Baltimore / March 21st, 2017
Today via press release Nintendo has announced it will be releasing a limited edition bundle for the upcoming release of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. This edition of the game includes; the game, a hardcover 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. This edition of the game will retail for $59.99 and will launch in North America and Europe on May 19th.
In addition to this release Nintendo will also be releasing Alm and Celica amiibo figures. The will be released separately here in North America, but they will be included in the Limited Edition in Europe. Here is a bit more about those straight from the press release:
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.
In addition to all this great news, Nintendo has also released two new trailers. You can check them out below:
The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition bundle launches in stores on May 19 for $59.99. The stand-alone version of the game will also be available for $39.99.
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