Nintendo reveals the Expansion Pass for Fire Emblem Engage

Fire Emblem Engage is right around the corner. Ahead of its January 20, 2023 release, publisher Nintendo and developer Intelligent Systems have unveiled Engage's expected Expansion Pass at The Game Awards. Much like its popular predecessor, the purchasable Expansion Pass will feature four waves of downloadable content releasing at set points throughout the year.

We don't know when those other three will arrive, but the first wave will be ready for players to enjoy simultaneously with Fire Emblem Engage's launch. Thankfully, we know exactly what's in store for us in Wave 1.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses fans will no doubt delight in seeing Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude again, though it's worth remembering that Emblem characters aren't full-fledged playable units, but rather equippable accessories that grant important stat boosts and such. That said, as battles wage on, a special meter charges, and once it's filled, a character can temporarily 'engage' with the Emblem by fusing with its namesake. In that sense, they are playable, albeit with considerable constraints.

Series veteran Tiki joins the Emblem roster as well. Undeniably one of the franchise's biggest mascots, Tiki debuted in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and has appeared in several titles since.

As for the Silver Card, this item has appeared in numerous Fire Emblem games, having originated (much like Tiki) in the very first. Silver Cards grant steep discounts at shops, making it an immensely valuable grab. Whether or not it's a one-time-use item in Fire Emblem Engage is not yet known, so take care when using it.

But don't take our word for it. Check out the Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass reveal trailer below!

In another trailer that debuted during The Game Awards, the paid Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass DLC was introduced for the upcoming Fire Emblem Engage game. The first of four waves of DLC will release when the game launches for Nintendo Switch on Jan. 20, 2023, and will add a variety of content, including Edelgard, Dimitri and Claude from Fire Emblem: Three Houses as one in-game Emblem, as well as Tiki from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light as another Emblem. Emblems can be summoned in Fire Emblem Engage to fight alongside the main heroes, helping boost their stats and assisting them in combat.

More information about the additional three DLC waves in the Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass will be revealed in the future, including details about the new story scenario in Wave 4.

Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass