Fire Emblem Echoes details training, exploration, more characters
posted on 04.05.17 at 06:35 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Official Japanese website updated with more information.

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

Get the details below.

■ System

Battle

—Mila’s Turnwheel

Mila’s Turnwheel is a magical relic that controls time. During battle, it can turn back time by one turn, and when on the full map, it can peer into the past.

For example, even if an ally is killed…

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You can rewind time…

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And reconsider your strategy from the moment before your ally was killed.

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Training

By fighting against enemies and healing your allies with magic, you’ll build up experience points and level up. When you level up, your ability grows, and you may even learn a special technique.

—Growth at a Glance

If you reach a certain level and visit “Mila’s Statue,” you can change your class to a more advanced one with greater ability.

  • Alum: Fighter → ???
  • Celica: Priest -→ ???
  • Villager -→:
    • Cavalier -→ Paladin -→ Gold Knight
    • Soldier (males only) -→ Knight -→ Baron
    • Mercenary (males only) -→ Myrmidon -→ Dread Fighter
    • Archer (males only) -→ Sniper -→ Bow Knight
    • Mage -→ Sage (males only) / Priest (females only)
    • Pegasus Knight (females only) -→ Falcon Knight
    • Cleric (females only) -→ Saint

—Possessed Items

Characters can only hold one item. There are some that let them recover HP and from fatigue, as well as weapons and tools that can learn specific battle techniques the more you use them. You can also strengthen weapons at the blacksmith by paying in gold and silver coins.

(About battle techniques: There is a great variety of techniques that you can use in battle that consume HP, including those that unleash strong attacks, those with special effects, and those that support allies.)

—There are some weapons that can learn more than one battle technique, and the more they level up, the more battle techniques they can handle.

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Exploration

There are dungeons such as shrines and hideouts in various places that you can freely explore in a 3D environment. Once you visit a dungeon, you can visit it again and fight the enemies within as much as you want.

—Also Explore Towns and Buildings

You can talk to people and find items. Sometimes, people will consult you about their problems.

■ Characters

Clair (voiced by Aya Endo)

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Starting class: Pegasus Knight.

Clive’s younger sister, who herself also belongs to the Zophia Liberation Army. She is flawed in that she has a high-handed manner of speaking, but she is not a bad person. She is a cheerful woman who ignores social standing and doesn’t discriminate against anyone she comes into contact with.

Luthier (voiced by Atsushi Kakehashi)

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Starting class: Mage.

A mage who lives in a remote village in the Zophia Kingdom. He makes an effort to train with the goal only to master his magic, and shows little interest in the world and other people. His younger sister Deltha’s selfishness is a burden on him.

Delthea (voiced by Eri Suzuki)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Starting class: Mage.

Luthier’s younger sister. She has magical qualities that surpass even her older brother, but she has no interest in pursuing magic. She is a cheerful and energetic, somewhat selfish girl. She is in the midst of a rebellious period against the nagging Luthier.

Palla (voiced by Risa Taneda)

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Starting class: Pegasus Knight.

The eldest daughter of the three Pegasus Knight Sisters that came from the Archanea continent. She is a calm and level-headed person who is always concerned about her sisters. She is also stubborn in that she will not budge after a decision has been made.

Catria (voiced by Hitomi Nabatame)

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Starting class: Pegasus Knight.

The second daughter of the three Pegasus Knight Sisters that came from the Archanea continent. She often plays the role of regular among her older sister and younger sister, and doesn’t insist much on her own opinion. She has a cool and serious personality.

Est (voiced by Rie Murakawa)

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Starting class: Pegasus Knight.

The third daughter of the three Pegasus Knight Sisters that came from the Archanea continent. Like the youngest child, she is pampered and often warned by her sisters. She is cheerful and talkative, and has a refreshing personality.

Rudolf (voiced by Takayuki Sugo)

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The fourth generation Emperor of the Rigel Empire. A man who fought on the battlefield from a young age, he is a famous commander with numerous military achievements. With terrorism spreading throughout the Rigel Empire, the people are in fear.

Berkut (voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki)

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The emperor’s nephew and a member of the Rigel royal family. An ambitious and proud character. His goal is to become the next emperor, and he commands the invasion of the Zophia Kingdom in order to prove his military prowess.

Linea (voiced by Hibiku Yamamura)

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The daughter of a certain aristocrat of the Rigel Empire, and Berkut’s fiancee. She is a famed beauty within the Empire, but she has a quiet and humble personality, and only opens her heart to Berkut. She loves Berkut from the bottom of her heart, and joins the war in fear for his life.

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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