Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Two Armies Trailer, Limited Edition announced

Nintendo has posted a new trailer for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, giving an extended overview of what new systems are in place for this latest Fire Emblem title. From story premise to ranged attackers to magic, this trailer covers quite a bit of what the game has to offer.

In case you missed it, you can find some details of Fire Emblem Echoes' gameplay here, alongside several pieces of character artwork.

Nintendo has also announced a limited edition for the game, which includes an artbook, sound selection CD, and other goodies. It will cost $59.99 and be available at various retailers in North America.


 Fans that want to level up their Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia experience when the game launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on May 19 can do so by picking up the game’s Limited Edition bundle, launching the same day.

The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition bundle includes:

  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia game
  • a hardcover Valentia Artbook
  • a Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Sound Selection CD
  • a Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Pin Set depicting characters Alm, Celica and Marth
  • and a reversible cover sheet that looks like the packaging for the original Famicom game this new one is based on.

It will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99 at select retailers.

Nintendo UK is also offering a similar Limited Edition for Europe, which seems to include the Alm/Celica amiibo pair in addition to what is offered in the NA Limited Edition. They have a short video showcasing the product, although no price is given.

When it launches on 19th May, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be available as a solus game and special Limited Edition, featuring the game, an artbook, metal pixel pin badges of Alm, Celica, and Marth, a reversible title sheet, the “Sounds of Echoes” soundtrack selection CD, and the Alm and Celica amiibo figures. 

Nintendo also offered detailed about Amiibo functionality in Fire Emblem Echoes:

Also launching on May 19 are the Alm and Celica amiibo figures, available only as a set at a suggested retail price of $24.99. When used in the game, these amiibo will activate their own exclusive dungeons, allowing heroes to earn items and level up their armies further by defeating bosses. By selecting Mila’s Turnwheel from the menu on the overworld map, they will also be able to take advantage of their Alm and Celica amiibo in battle. During combat, players can sacrifice a portion of Alm or Celica’s health in order to summon a computer-controlled illusory hero, which will act as a temporary ally for a single turn.

As Alm and Celica get stronger, their stats can be saved to their respective amiibo, allowing their summoned unit to grow in strength alongside them. In addition, all Fire Emblem amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series can be used to summon an illusory hero of that character, allowing players to seek assistance from spectral visages of Marth, Ike, Roy, Robin, Lucina and the upcoming Corrin amiibo. All other currently available amiibo are also compatible, and will summon an additional monster to the battleground to assist players in battle, providing some much-needed help in case of a strategic emergency.

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