Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the 3DS-bound remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, will be getting a lot of paid DLC.
There will be five DLC packs released, which can be purchased separately or all at once with the season pass. All up, there will be 22 ‘pieces of content’ available across them, and the season pass will represent a 30% saving.
Even with that saving, though, the season pass is going to set you back a bit. The price is set at $44.99, AU$67.50, and £39.99 in the US, Australia and UK respectively. The game itself will retail for $39.99/AU$59.95/£34.99.
Nintendo sent out a brief description of each pack:
- DLC Pack #1 – Fledgling Warriors Pack (20th May, three pieces of content): Ideal for gamers who are in the early to middle stage of the story, this pack includes a new dungeon (The Astral Temple) that allow players to collect more items, and two new battle maps – one ideal for gaining more silver coins, and the other ideal for earning more experience points.
- DLC Pack #2 – Undaunted Heroes Pack (25th May, three pieces of content): In addition to a new dungeon (The Inner Sanctum), this pack also includes two new challenging battle maps suited for stronger, more seasoned heroes – one ideal for battle-hardened heroes to earn more experience, while the other will help players earn even more gold.
- DLC Pack #3 – Lost Altars Pack (25th May, ten pieces of content): The mysterious dungeons included in this pack hold the power to upgrade characters to exclusive classes that don’t appear in the main game, allowing them to reach even greater heights of power and greatness.
- DLC Pack #4 – Rise of the Deliverance Pack (1st June, four pieces of content): Discover the previously-untold history of Valentia in this Prologue pack. Complete with brand new story content and additional voice-acting that details the rise of the Deliverance in Zofia, this collection of challenging maps includes new support conversations between selected heroes, as well as the ability to take command of a character players won’t be able to control in the main game.
- DLC Pack #5 – Cipher Companions Pack (Release date to be revealed at a later date, two pieces of content) – Some new heroes from Fire Emblem Cipher, the popular Japanese trading card game, will become available for recruitment in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. More information about this final DLC pack will be revealed in the future.
The game is due for release on May 20, and the first pack will be available immediately. There will also be some free DLC offered, although the details offered by the press release are vague: “free content is a special gift from Goddess Mila and can be obtained when playing the game”.