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Draxal
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(05-19-2017, 02:45 AM)
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Introduction

Lead Alm and Celica along parallel paths in a quest to bring peace to a war-torn land. Experience turn-based strategic battles with a mix of classic and modern gameplay. Then add more to your game with amiibo ™ figures and expand even further with purchasable DLC.

• Platform: Nintendo 3DS
• Release Date: May 19, 2017
• No. of Players: 1 player
• Genre: Role-Playing
• Publisher: Nintendo


Characters

Alm

Alm leaves his village home behind and joins the Deliverance—a rebel army fighting to stop a Zofian coup. His fight will take him further than he ever dreamed.


Faye

One of Alm’s friends, Faye would follow Alm anywhere.


Tobin

Another of Alm’s friends, Tobin likes the idea of earning his own living.


Celica

Celica believes Zofia’s misfortunes are linked to the goddess Mila. She and her allies embark on a journey across pirate-infested seas to find Mila...whatever it takes.


Boey

Boey is very protective of Celica and lovs bickering with Mae


Mae

Celica’s best friend, Mae is an eternal optimist who loves to argue with Boey.

System

Battle

Equip forces with weapons and items before battle.
Units equipped with certain weapons may gain special abilities known as Combat Arts


Strategy Planning

Heed the effects of terrain, check each character’s tactical advantage, and anticipate the enemy’s next move.


Dungeon Exploration

Control Alm or Celica action-adventure style as you explore dungeons for loots, items, and enemies. Touch an enemy and a grid-based battle will begin.
Take note of your units’ fatigue level as they may not fight as well if they’re tired.

Class Change

Class change exist in the game, where you’ll need to visit a Mila Idol within each dungeon

Other Mechanics

- Casual & Classic Mode returns, where units are gone forever when they’re killed just like real world.
- Support conversations happen when placing the characters next to each other on the battlefield
- Visiting the towns will allow you to talk to locals, look for items, get quests and even recruiting new addition to your armies.
- Mila’s Turnwheel is a special function where it allows you to revert to previous turn during battle, quite helpful if you made a terrible mistake.

Amiibo
Alm & Celica

• Each figure unlocks a special dungeon where players can battle bosses and collect in-game items.
• Players can save the current strength of Alm or Celica in the game to the corresponding amiibo figure.
• During combat, players can sacrifice a portion of Alm or Celica’s health in order to summon a computer-controlled illusory hero that will act as a temporary ally for a single turn.

Other FE Characters’ amiibo

An illusory hero of the character can be summoned during battle at the cost of some of Alm’s or Celica’s health.

Other Compatible amiibo

An additional monster ally will be summoned for a turn at the cost of some of Alm's or Celica's health as well.

DLC
Season Pass: $44.99 USD / $63.49 CAD / €44.99 / 39.99 / $67.50 AUD / $74.25 NZD
As for individual DLC cost, contents and release timings, please refer to the website http://fireemblemechoes.nintendo.com/dlc/

Faq

When should I promote units?
Posted by Technoweirdo and Erheller
Unlike in most Fire Emblem games, in SoV units that promote have their stats raised to the base stats of the class they're promoting into, while keeping any stats that are higher. So the only reason you would wait on promoting is if you think that you're going to be able to raise a unit's stats above their promotion's base stats.

tl;dr: Promote ASAP

What class should I promote my villagers to?
This game gives four villagers right away in Alms route, and one in a later chapter in Celica's route.

The game hints out to classes for both Tobin, Grey and Kliff and technically they have "canon" choices in other Echoes media. However there are some recommended classes for them, and in Tobin and Kliff's case they disagree with his "canon" choice as hinted in the game. Both canon and recommended classes are listed here.

Alm Route
Gray: Rec Class = Merc. Canon Class = Merc.
Tobin: Rec Class = Mage. Canon Class = Archer
Kliff: Rec Class = Archer. Canon Class = Mage
Faye: Rec Class = Cleric. Canon Class = PK

Celica Route
Atlas: Rec Class = Archer. Canon Class = ???

Credits
Kuroneko for coming up this really quickly.

Past threads
Fire Emblem Echoes Shadows of Valentia announced for 3DS, Reimagining of FE Gaiden
Echoes Import Thread
Echoes Review Thread


Fire Emblem Gaf Discord
https://discord.gg/rRyQ7SX
Last edited by Draxal; 05-24-2017 at 05:35 PM.
Draxal
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(05-19-2017, 02:46 AM)
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Reserved.

This is just a placeholder until we get the real OT in.

In the meantime, let's look at some pretty Hidari art. (thanks to Kirie from SF who created the gallery)







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iRAWRasaurus
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(05-19-2017, 02:47 AM)
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Nice OT! Looking forward to the game.
chrono01
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(05-19-2017, 02:47 AM)
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Thanks for the OT!

I'm so excited for this one (my Limited Edition just shipped)!
Shane86
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(05-19-2017, 02:47 AM)
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Shadows of Valencia? Is this set in Spain?
Draxal
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(05-19-2017, 02:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by iRAWRasaurus

Nice OT! Looking forward to the game.

This isn't the real OT, the real content will be edited it later once we get it from the source, its something Kuroneko came up within like 10 minutes. All credits to him.

Originally Posted by Shane86

Shadows of Valencia? Is this set in Spain?

That TYPO is 100% me though.
iRAWRasaurus
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(05-19-2017, 02:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Draxal

This isn't the real OT, the real content will be edited it later once we get it from the source, its something Kuroneko came up within like 10 minutes. All credits to him.



That TYPO is 100% me though.

Ahh gotcha.
Mutagenic
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(05-19-2017, 02:49 AM)
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I have the LE coming tomorrow. Hopefully it holds up during shipping.
DecoReturns
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(05-19-2017, 02:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Draxal

That TYPO is 100% me though.

It's okay, Nintendo did it too a couple times
kuYuri
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(05-19-2017, 02:50 AM)
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My LE shipped from Amazon and should be in tomorrow!
EndlessSky
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(05-19-2017, 02:52 AM)
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Can't wait to start this in about 2 hours. Got it preloaded ready to go.
cj_iwakura
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Originally Posted by Shane86

Shadows of Valencia? Is this set in Spain?

This explains everything!
BRSxIgnition
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(05-19-2017, 02:54 AM)
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Amazon surprised me and I'll be getting it sometime tomorrow - the Persona 5 void is filled!!

For a time.
silkysmooth
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(05-19-2017, 02:57 AM)
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My LE is coming next week but my amiibo are coming tomorrow.

I'm really excited for the amiibo and having all the FE amiibo sitting together on my table.
Vee_One
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(05-19-2017, 03:02 AM)
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In Aus - Season Pass is more expensive than the game.
I will get the game most likely but it really shouldn't cost more than the base experience
L95
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(05-19-2017, 03:02 AM)
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Will be picking up my limited edition tomorrow :D
BRSxIgnition
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(05-19-2017, 03:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vee_One

In Aus - Season Pass is more expensive than the game.
I will get the game most likely but it really shouldn't cost more than the base experience

It's the same way everywhere the game is launching - it's absolutely bonkers.
Vamphuntr
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(05-19-2017, 03:03 AM)
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What the hell with the season pass price. Are they mad?
Draxal
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(05-19-2017, 03:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vee_One

In Aus - Season Pass is more expensive than the game.
I will get the game most likely but it really shouldn't cost more than the base experience

To be honest, the DLC in Awakening was the most expensive and overpriced. It was just not available in a season pass. Fates was a little stronger in that regard, but we didn't get all of that dlc in the west either.

If we added up all the dlc available in awakening and fates they would have been more expensive than this one, iirc.

The news of the Cipher DLC just came out, and thats probably the one that's most bang for the buck.
Last edited by Draxal; 05-19-2017 at 03:17 AM.
syncyes
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(05-19-2017, 03:13 AM)
I hope Amazon ships my LE soon, I want to play this. Never managed to get far in the original Gaiden, it was too antiquated for me.
AlexFlame116
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(05-19-2017, 03:16 AM)
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I'm getting a sinking feeling that my two orders aren't coming tomorrow...
pariah164
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(05-19-2017, 03:21 AM)
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Really looking forward to playing this. Great OT!
B00TE
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(05-19-2017, 03:22 AM)
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Looking forward to my special edition and amiibos showing up tomorrow and hopefully not getting delivered to one of my neighbors RIP.

Subscribed!
AlexFlame116
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(05-19-2017, 03:25 AM)
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Poor Faye is SO gonna get friendzoned!
I haven't played the game yet.
spiritfox
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(05-19-2017, 03:28 AM)
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Yay new FE.
Bovine
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(05-19-2017, 03:28 AM)
My game and amiibos have shipped, can't wait to play this!
BuckRobotron
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(05-19-2017, 03:30 AM)
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Looks like my LE from Amazon will be here tomorrow. Should be an interesting game, something different to mix it up from Awakening and Fates, for now.

I'm quite fond of Awakening and Fates Conquest/Revelation, actually, but it isn't like they will be disappearing from my shelf or the usual frequent revisits.
Ninferno
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(05-19-2017, 04:12 AM)
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Played a few chapters and I'm loving what I'm seeing so far. The thing that stands out the most for me is surprisingly the voice acting. Seriously, after being accustomed to reading long-winded dialogues for 20 years, it is more refreshing than I thought to have fully (almost) voiced cutscenes. The characters are all familiar (except new additions like Faye of course) from Gaiden but sort of new as well; the top-notch voice acting is adding a lot of personalities to them. Alm's voice is great, so is Celica's. They sound exactly like what I think they should, and make you care about them right from the start. It is clear that IS is shipping them REALLY hard, maybe too hard, and I'm ok with it

Gameplay wise, it's pretty standard Fire Emblem. I have yet to experience things like weapon skills and I'm pretty excited about it. Gaiden was my first FE 20 years ago so I don't have to say how hyped I am to play a remake of it 20 years later. It is actually surprising to me that it seems to be delivering despite my through-the-roof level of hype.
EndlessSky
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(05-19-2017, 05:00 AM)
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The digital version is unlocked now. 'Bout to dig in.
Anteo
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(05-19-2017, 05:34 AM)
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I like the extra effor on the scenes with the voice and all that but... my god this intro is longer than I expected.
BuckRobotron
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(05-19-2017, 05:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ninferno

Played a few chapters and I'm loving what I'm seeing so far. The thing that stands out the most for me is surprisingly the voice acting.

Wouldn't be surprising for me, the focus on the (apparently quality) voice acting is one of the primary bullet points that had me consider getting this sooner rather than later.
Elfforkusu
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(05-19-2017, 05:36 AM)
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Are the characters and story in this any good?

I'm going to buy it, but I want to set my expectations.

Also, I'd appreciate a comparison in these factors to Awakening and Fates so I can calibrate...
Vee_One
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(05-19-2017, 05:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Draxal

To be honest, the DLC in Awakening was the most expensive and overpriced. It was just not available in a season pass. Fates was a little stronger in that regard, but we didn't get all of that dlc in the west either.

If we added up all the dlc available in awakening and fates they would have been more expensive than this one, iirc.

The news of the Cipher DLC just came out, and thats probably the one that's most bang for the buck.

Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

It's the same way everywhere the game is launching - it's absolutely bonkers.

I don't mind expansions, often buy them, but this leaves a bad taste in my mouth

I'm sure some the content for echoes will be good but that season pass is ridiculous
nubbe
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(05-19-2017, 05:42 AM)
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I've done the first act and do enjoy this way more than I did Fates.
So I'm highly optimistic about the rest of the game.

I really like the dungeon parts since it gives a brief sense of adventure.
The punishment of using magic and heals don't seem as harsh as I would want it.
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AlexFlame116
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(05-19-2017, 05:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Draxal

Fates was a little stronger in that regard, but we didn't get all of that dlc in the west either.

This right here is why I refuse to buy any more Season Passes for Fire Emblem. Call me petty but I'm really upset that we never got the Festival of Bonds DLC...
chaobreaker
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(05-19-2017, 05:47 AM)
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I hope the final thread title is as witty and clever as all OT titles should be.

I preordered the game literally the month it was announced but Amazon is shipping it next Monday. Thanks, Amazon. 🙃
TDLink
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(05-19-2017, 05:54 AM)
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What does Auto-Advance ON mean?
PinballRJ
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(05-19-2017, 05:56 AM)
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Nintendo hates my OCD

Neoleo2143
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(05-19-2017, 05:56 AM)

Originally Posted by TDLink

What does Auto-Advance ON mean?

Edit:

In the dialogue context, it just means dialogue continues like a normal conversation. It's the ideal way for scenes to play out and let the voice acting work its strengths.
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RampagingSoul
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Originally Posted by AlexFlame116

This right here is why I refuse to buy any more Season Passes for Fire Emblem. Call me petty but I'm really upset that we never got the Festival of Bonds DLC...

I honestly never got any of Fates, because I bought the Map Packs for Awakening and felt I didn't get enough value for what I paid for it.

Anyways, I'm excited for this game and had my Special Edition shipped earlier today so I hope that it comes in the afternoon tomorrow and not much later.
Kohak
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(05-19-2017, 05:58 AM)

Originally Posted by TDLink

What does Auto-Advance ON mean?

If it's the dialog scenes, you just hit it and it will advance the text when the voice clip ends.
truestatic
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(05-19-2017, 05:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by PinballRJ

Nintendo hates my OCD

Is this based on font?

Sounds like it's going to be a great return to an old FE. I wish I could justify jumping in but I still have two full Fates campaigns to play.
DecoReturns
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(05-19-2017, 06:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Neoleo2143

By Default, turns don't end until you select end even if you've moved all your units. Auto-Advance is basically the normal format where after you move your units the turn auto ends.

I think it's the text box.
Since it has full voice acting, text just goes naturally with the VA. I remember in Persona I had it off meaning I had to push a button to continue the conversation
TDLink
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(05-19-2017, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Neoleo2143

Edit:

In the dialogue context, it just means dialogue continues like a normal conversation. It's the ideal way for scenes to play out and let the voice acting work its strengths.

Originally Posted by Kohak

If it's the dialog scenes, you just hit it and it will advance the text when the voice clip ends.

Thanks
PinballRJ
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(05-19-2017, 06:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by truestatic

Is this based on font?

No, the red nintendo logo
Brandon F
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(05-19-2017, 06:07 AM)
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Have it pre-loaded. Does it unlock tonight?
EndlessSky
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This old style of art is so good. Really takes me back to the GBA fire emblem games. And the full voice acting has been great so far.

Originally Posted by Brandon F

Have it pre-loaded. Does it unlock tonight?

It unlocked about an hour ago.
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(05-19-2017, 06:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by EndlessSky

This old style of art is so good. Really takes me back to the GBA fire emblem games. And the full voice acting has been great so far.



It unlocked about an hour ago.

:O
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(05-19-2017, 06:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by PinballRJ

No, the red nintendo logo

Oh man that's annoying.
nubbe
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(05-19-2017, 06:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by PinballRJ

Nintendo hates my OCD

You don't have OCD
Look at this... all the bloody cover papers are UNEVEN!

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