Nintendo of Europe has confirmed a similar limited edition, but with the amiibo also included:
It's that time, dear readers, for the limited edition sweepstakes! It's that fun game in which Nintendo announces a really attractive special edition that'll probably be rarer than unicorn droppings, so you'll need to grab pre-orders to have any chance.
This time around it's a Limited Edition Bundle in North America for the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. The reimagining of Fire Emblem Gaiden arrives on 19th May, and the limited edition will arrive on the same day for $59.99USD - that's only $20 more than the basic game. Considering all of the goodies you get that seems like a rather tasty deal.
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.
Some details on amiibo functionality have also been re-confirmed, relating to the new figures (Alm and Celica) as well as existing Fire Emblem characters.
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.
Are any of you in North America planning to hunt down the limited edition of this release?