Nintendo and Intelligent Systems' free-to-play Fire Emblem smartphone game turns four years old today, and a new wave of updates and rewards have arrived to celebrate the occasion.

Whether you've been playing Fire Emblem Heroes from day one, or you're just jumping in this year, there's plenty of fun stuff taking place over the next few weeks. New avatar customisations, Copy Skills, a Legendary Hero Remix summoning event and more have all been revealed – you can find all the details below, or watch the latest Feh Channel video update above to learn more.

"Beginning with the next version update on Feb. 4, you’ll be able to customize your summoner avatar’s name, appearance and greeting when you visit a friend’s castle using the My Summoner menu! In addition, summoners will soon be able to join the battle against Thórr’s advancing army in Mjölnir’s Strike! Prepare your summoner for the big fight by learning formidable skills using the new Copy Skills power. Copy Skills allows you to choose skills that your ally Heroes have, copy them and equip them. Thórr’s army won’t know what hit them!"

"For those with an eye for Legendary Heroes, on Feb. 11 a new type of summoning event will be introduced – the Legendary Hero Remix. Some of the Legendary Heroes that previously appeared in Legendary Hero summoning events will begin appearing in Legendary Hero Remix summoning events instead. They may even be able to learn additional skills! With two 5-star focus Heroes available for each summoning stone color, it’ll be easier to add a Legendary Hero, like Fjorm or Ike, to your barracks."

"Finally, what better way to round out the 4th Anniversary celebrations than with a 4-star Special Rate! Beginning Feb. 4, your 4-star Special Rate may allow you to summon a 4-Star Hero that automatically awakens to become a 5-star Hero! Some of the 5-star newly added Heroes that appeared in the game up until August 2018 can be summoned this way. Better yet, the 5-star Hero appearance rate that you’ve built up with summons won’t be reduced through this method. May you be blessed with wonderful allies!"

Nintendo and Intelligent Systems have also shared this delightful piece of celebratory artwork:

Fire Emblem Heroes 4th Anniversary
Image: Nintendo / Intelligent Systems

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