Like with Fire Emblem: Awakening, Nintendo has pledged to support Fire Emblem Fates with a generous amount of post-launch DLC to keep the game going long after the end credits have finally rolled. Of course, this DLC can be bought at any time during the game, leading to some controversy over how it upsets the game's balance and makes it too easy to grind for experience or currency. Regardless of where you stand, the last piece of DLC for the first wave has just rolled out.
The new map is called "Witches' Trial", which sees players battling on a stage that originates from the Japan-only Fire Emblem Gaiden. To win, players must seize a fort that's being guarded by a Witch and a formidable contingency of Generals and other units. Upon completion of the stage, players are given the Witches' Mark item, which allows you to convert any female unit to the powerful Witch class. Though this marks the end of the first wave of DLC for the west, Japan has already received more DLC. There's no information yet as to when (or if) it'll be localized, but we'd be surprised if Nintendo stopped the DLC here.
What do you think? How are you enjoying Fire Emblem Fates? Have you gotten any of its DLC? Drop us a comment in the section below.
Still haven't bought any DLC for this game, though I'll probably get the pro-logue whatchamacallit after I've finished Conquest and Revelations. May also get the gold and EXP grinding DLC for support grinding in the future although Phoenix mode will probably make that unnecessary.
Honestly I've hardly played fates recently, I bought Birthright and got the free awakening dlc but it just isn't as engrossing as previous entries to me.
Haven't bought the DLC pack yet so I just got Anna's free gift and gave the Witch Class to Lucina. Definitely useful for units who don't get a personal skill since Warp is a bit too good lol.
Also considering Japan is still getting DLC, it would be a bit dumb for us not to get the remaining DLC at this point if we already got this much from map pack 1.
I'm not sure I understand the reasoning for doubting whether or not Fates will receive more DLC. All the DLC released up to this point has fallen under DLC Pack #1. I'm pretty sure that clearly implies there will be more content to come.
Someones got to say it,
Still waiting for the Euro release date !
That image... another reminder of the aging 3DS hardware.
It always looks better when viewed on the actual screen, but I do agree that the 3DS is starting to get old.
Just beat Revelation today. After playing all three paths, it was quite an experience. I really liked the game.
Plan on buying the DLC later on down the line. I still have plenty of paralogues to do for now.
I want more DLC since I beat all three games to make it more enjoyable.
Yeah it certainly looks better on the main page where it's closer to the actual 3DS' resolution
As I love in the UK I'll still have to wait a month for this game. EVEN THEN I won't be able to play it for a few more weeks due to exams The wait/temptation will be brutal. I for one won't play the dlc until after the game as that's what I tend to do with most games to play it in It's original formula! I'll be sure to get all the dlc though!
Whens Map Pack 2?
Can't wait to play the Future Past 2.0 and the festivals maps.
@MitchVogel Actually, it is not the last dlc. In Japan, they have new DLC, which would be our Map Pack 2, their map pack 3, recently released.
@Gridatttack No localization date yet.
@conman2012 Someone's gotta say it, it was announced in the Nintendo Direct. May 20
I made Anna a Witch some time ago with the Gift from Anna, and she is absolutely godly. Having a warping thief is tremendously useful too, and her 7 movement range too.
I wouldn't mind remakes of any of the Japan-only games such as Gaiden and Geneology of the Holy War. I do not like grinding DLC and back in the day we had arenas which limited grinding, thankfully. Also, if you wanted more experience points, you would do what was necessary to fulfill the special conditions to unlock the gaiden chapters (2x, 3x, 5x, etc.).
I'll prob pass on the DLC didn't get any for FE Awakening.
I really like the gameplay of Fates a lot, but the Conquest story is a bit too focused on mysticism and magic. I prefer the older storylines that focus more on complex diplomatic relationships/alliances between nations.
But the actual levels and missions of Conquest are truly excellent; some of the best of the whole series. I find them refreshing after so many installments of otherwise very similar levels and objectives. The graphic style and battle animations are also the best of the series, but I had to turn them off for time efficiency purposes.
Probably will never have the time to take on the DLC, so barring a pretty substantial and unexpected lifestyle change, I'll just keep to the main campaign of Conquest.
I'm surprised @JaxonH isn't here!!!
Sorry I'm late.
But I assure you I have already download this DLC, the moment it released
My playthrough was interrupted by Quantum Break (which I beat) and then Dark Souls 3 and a taste of Ratchet & Clank, then some Bravely Second and now StarFox Zero and Guard.
It's like fate wants to keep me from finishing the last 4 chapters of Conquest and taking on Revelation.
@JaxonH Haha, I wish Quantum Break wasn't rated M. ;-;
Also, Have you found a nice walk through of Fates For me?
@JaxonH Get it... "fate"?
@Anyone Hey does anyone know where the emoji cheat sheet is? I've been looking but can't seem to find it. Help? ^_^
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