The Nintendo Direct Showcase was able to shed a little more light on everything new coming to Fire Emblem Engage over the coming months of DLC. With a further three Waves planned on top of what we already have from launch, the additional content is set to bring a host of new Emblems to the game as well as a new storyline.
Wave Two is available from today and adds in returning heroes Hector 'Emblem of Strength,' Soren 'Emblem of Acumen' and Camilla 'Emblem of Revelation'.
Wave Three will be coming our way a little later on but it is similarly stacked with returning faces including the likes of Chrom and Robin 'Emblem of Bonds' and Veronica 'Emblem of Heroes'. It looks like there will be specific tasks added to the game to get these new heroes on your team.
Finally, Wave Four will bring a brand new storyline called 'Fell Xenologue' which looks like it will see Alear and co. heading out to a new world to take on a fresh enemy.
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A glimpse at all of these characters can be caught in the official Japanese rundown at the top of this article, though we also have the following screenshots for a closer look:
To support the latest wave of content, Nintendo has also updated the game to Version 1.2.0. Here are the full patch notes (via Nintendo's support page):
Ver. 1.2.0 (Released February 8, 2023)
- Compatible with Wave 2 of the Expansion Pass.
- From chapter 8 forward, you’ll be able to use the “Recreation” feature at the pool, orchard, and stable on the Somniel.
- Fixed an issue in Relay Trials where “No data to take over.” would be displayed even if you selected “Random” from the “Take Over” section.
- Issues have been fixed to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.
Are you excited to see all this bonus content? Let us know in the comments!
No Gregor Emblem...
Female My units got Snubbed in this game. Wish Hinoka had been paired with Camilla.
I thought robin and/or chrom was already in the game?
Also Veronica is a pleasant surprise.
(So does that mean the askr siblings might appear?)
Dunno if I'll end up going for this or not. I barely ever even use the Emblems and with how wildly uninteresting the game's story is I don't really have a lot of confidence in a second one.
Wish I liked Engage a lot more than I do honestly. The gameplay's quite good but the rest of the package just feels so hollow it's hard to care about it. I'm on chapter 15 (which is really dragging my feet compared to past games) and kind of already decided I'm probably going to end up replaying Three Houses two or three more times before I ever replay this one.
Did not expect Veronica, but not complaining that Heroes got a popular rep.
Camilla was always a safe bet.
There has been/will be A LOT of turn based RPGs recently. Not sure if I have the desire to play the base game yet.
Well I know how my weekend is gonna go.
Me and the dozen other FEH-only players were all cheering at our game finally getting some acknowledgement.
@Greatluigi There are already rings of the Askr siblings, normal band rings. You get them within the Fire emblem hereoes game. There is already a news on nintendolife
My first Fire Emblem game and kinda wished a got Three Houses instead
A fair few old favs of mine in there. All very interesting.
@Doomcrow Really depends on what you are into. Mechanically and in terms of map design, Engage is vastly superior in my book. Later on it also feels way better paced, as the "months" at the Monastery could really start to dragg later on. On the flip side, the plot and characterisation are much closer to "classic" FE in it's simplicity and generic'ness.
In that regard, Three Houses was largely an outlier though.
Personally, I vastly prefer Engage, as the gameplay makes up for narrative shortcomings to me, while Three Houses vice versa did not, but I do feel a fusion of the strength of approaches should be the goal going forward.
All in all, I do hope they keep the more streamlined approach of the Somniel of the constant management and slice of life aspect of the Monastery.
I have been saying for a long time though, that if done right, FE can support two branches, just like there is "vanilla" SMT and Persona, mechanically similar yet very tone and focus different (not account for all the other SMT spin-offs of course).
Camilla is now in the game, so I'm happy.
I think that, instead of having a kazillion different Emblems, they should've had a smaller number of Emblems and given them more dialogue and cutscenes to establish their individual personalities. As it is, most of them are very generic and interchangeable fantasy heroes. I get it that you're supposed to be familiar with their personal quirks from their parent games, but not everyone has played all or even most of them. So if you don't already know these characters, most of them come across as mere ciphers.
So now all the datamined DLC Emblems are confirmed, great selection (love to see Veronica from Heroes be part of it) and I'm also looking forward to the new storyline in the future!
Won’t be going for it. More emblems feel like they were being withheld for dlc when they easily coulda been in the base game. Story of the base game was boring so why would this be better. Fire emblem dlc has never been worth it except maybe the three houses one which I plan on getting at some point.
Alear dragon form or me and the boys riot. Where's it at?
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