Swords at the ready

Next month Fire Emblem Fates will receive a generous helping of DLC content in the form of various maps which present fresh challenges and new stories.

From May 5th until June 9th, a series of new maps will go live which can be purchased in special bundles. The first map will be available for just 49 cents.

Here's the official PR:

The first map, I: In Endless Dreams, can be downloaded for only 49 cents, with subsequent maps launching weekly until June 9 and available for $1.99 each. Fans that want to automatically receive each new map as it releases can do so by purchasing Map Pack 2 for $7.99. Map Pack 2 content is priced at more than $10 when purchased individually. Even players who have purchased I: In Endless Dreams can still purchase Map Pack 2 to receive a discount when compared to buying the subsequent maps individually.

Fire Emblem Fates, acclaimed by both critics and audiences, finds players battling on a variety of maps using a memorable cast of characters, each with different abilities.

Unlike the contents of Map Pack 1, the stages included in Map Pack 2 tell an ongoing story. Across dimensions, other versions of the Hoshidan and Nohrian children are under attack. Born and raised in the Deep realms, these fledgling warriors must now rise up to save themselves and their parents as they unravel the mystery of their adversaries. In this six-map series, units leveled up in the main game cannot lend support. Players must devise a strategy using a fresh team to reap the rewards, but only if all units survive.

As a bonus, Another Gift from Anna, which provides players with the Boots and Paragon items, is available to download for free on May 5 for players who already own the Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest games.

Here's the release schedule for the packs, and their prices:

  • May 5-June 9 – Map Pack 2 ($7.99)
  • May 5 – I: In Endless Dreams (49 cents)
  • May 12 – II: Realms Collide ($1.99)
  • May 19 – III: The Changing Tide ($1.99)
  • May 26 – IV: Light's Sacrifice ($1.99)
  • June 2 – V: Endless Dawn ($1.99)
  • June 9 – End: Lost in the Waves ($1.99)

Are you ready for some more Fire Emblem Fates content? Will you be investing in these packs? Let us know by posting a comment.

[via fireemblemfates.nintendo.com]