Fire Emblem Echoes details systems, characters - Gematsu
Fire Emblem Echoes details systems, characters
posted on 03.15.17 at 10:28 AM EST by (@salromano)
New clips and screenshots of the 3DS re-imagining.

Nintendo has updated the Japanese official website for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia with new information, video, and screenshots of the game’s systems and characters.

Get the details below.

■ System

Advance

Alm and Celica will progress through the continent of Valentia while each commanding their own army with different goals. A battle begins when you come across an enemy. Clear each point on the map, build up experience, and increase your ranks while advancing.

—Free Map Movement

You can move freely throughout the entire map that overlooks the continent of Valentia. An enemy army may again appear in a place that you’ve already cleared.

Battle

In battle, your army and the enemy’s army take turns to perform actions. During your army’s turn, you’ll move your allies on a battlefield divided into squares to both attack enemies and support your allies. Victory is attained by defeating the enemies at each point on the map.

—Difficulty Settings

Choose a difficulty and mode that suits your play style.

  • Difficulties
    • Normal – For beginners and intermediate players.
    • Hard – For advanced players.
  • Modes
    • Casual – An easier mode where allies that have fallen in battle are revived at the end of the battle.
    • Classic – Allies who have fallen in battle are not revived at the end of the battle.

Strategic Points

Taking advantage of your army’s characteristics and the terrain, as well as cooperating with your allies to progress is the key to victory.

—Depending on the weapon, you can attack from distant locations.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

—While there is no limit to the use of magic, it consumes HP each time it is used.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

—Depending on the terrain that the unit is in, there will be different effects such as a change in evasion rate.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

■ Characters

Alm (voiced by Natsuki Hanae)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Fighter.

The protagonist. He grew up in Ram Village in the Zophia Kingdom. Trained by his grandfather Mycen, he is considerably skilled with a sword. He has a strong sense of justice, and seeking out a chance to make the best use of his strength, joins the Zophia Liberation Army resisting the Rigel Empire.

Gray (voiced by Kisho Taniyama)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Villager.

Alm’s childhood friend who lives in Ram Village. He is an aloof, nimble character. Since he was born in a merchant house, he has become very familiar with the fair-spoken ways of the world. He joins the Liberation Army with Alm.

Robin (voiced by Atsushi Abe)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Villager.

Alm’s childhood friend who lives in Ram Village. The oldest son of a big family, he joins the Liberation Army for money purposes. He is an honest, simple, diligent, and straightforward character, whose disadvantage is that he can’t read the situation.

Kliff (voiced by Mitsuki Saiga)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Villager.

Alm’s childhood friend who lives in Ram Village. He likes reading books and researching history, and his speech and conduct are above others his age. He joins the Liberation Army because of his interest in the world.

Effie (voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Villager.

Alm’s childhood friend who lives in Ram Village. She has wholeheartedly admired Alm since she they were young. Following Alm, she joins the Liberation Army.

Lukas (voiced by Takahiro Sakurai)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Soldier.

A member of the Zophia Liberation Army, and a young man of the middle nobility. Despite the social status of his family, he is polite to everyone. He invites Alm and company to join the Liberation Army.

Silque (voiced by Yuka Inokuchi)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Cleric.

A traveling cleric. Alm saves her when she is captured by thieves. She entrusts Alm with a treasure known as “Mila’s Gear” and joins his party.

Clive (voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Cavalier.

The leader of the Zophia Liberation Army, and a young man of the upper nobility. He was originally a knight of the Zophia Knights, but started the Liberation Army with the revolt against Prime Minister Desaix.

Celica (voiced by Nao Toyama)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Priest.

The other protagonist. She spent her childhood with Alum, but after a certain incident left the village and lives as a priest in Novis. She leaves on a journey for the Temple of Mila because of her ominous dreams about Alm and to find out the cause of the unusual phenomenon in the Zophia Kingdom.

Mae (voiced by Eri Inagawa)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Mage.

A mage who works at the Novis Monastery. She works for Celica, but they are also close friends. She joins Celica in her journey to the Temple of Mila.

Boey (voiced by Takuma Sasaki)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Mage.

A mage who works at the Novis Monastery. He works for Celica with his childhood friend Mae. He joins Celica in her journey to the Temple of Mila.

Genny (voiced by Yuki Horinaka)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Cleric.

A cleric who lives in the Novis Monastery. Celica’s little sister. She joins Celica in her journey to the Temple of Mila.

Saber (voiced by Takehito Koyasu)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Mercenary.

Originally a soldier of the Rigel Empire, he is now a mercenary in Novis. He takes on the role of Celica’s bodyguard for money purposes.

Valbar (voiced by Takahiro Fujiwara)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Knight.

A former soldier who swears revenge on the pirate Dahha that killed his family. Seeing it as his chance for revenge, he joins Celica’s party. He is a hearty character who will take on someone’s request even if it’s somewhat unreasonable.

Leo (voiced by Koji Takahashi)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Archer.

A former soldier and handsome young man who accompanies and admires Valbar like an older brother. He has a candid personality and speaks his mind frankly, but is an honest person who cannot tell a lie.

Kamui (voiced by Shuuhei Matsuda)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Mercenary.

A mercenary from a faraway land. He is hired by Valbar to lends his strength to his revenge. He is an optimistic and generous character, and a natural wanderer who hates shackles and loves freedom.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is due out for 3DS on April 20 in Japan and May 19 in North America and Europe.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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