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Nintendo details ‘Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia’ DLC

Five DLC packs on the way

Nintendo has announced some of the DLC planned for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS title “Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia”, which is currently planned to launch on May 19, 2017. For players who want to extend their adventure even further, five major DLC packs are coming to the game starting on May 19, 2017. The DLC will be adding more maps, dungeons, characters and items.

The game will offer a Season Pass, available on May 19 (the game is available for pre-order on Amazon for $39). The DLC Pass will cost $45, and offer 22 pieces of content. The “Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass” includes all five DLC packs as they release, and will offer some pretty great content. By purchasing the Season Pass, fans who want to receive all DLC will save more than 30 percent compared to purchasing all 22 pieces of content on their own.

The first DLC will be called the Fledgling Warriors Pack (May 19, $7.99, three pieces of content). The DLC is ideal for early- to mid-game adventurers, this pack includes a new dungeon (The Astral Temple) and two new maps. Nintendo states that this DLC is “great for gaining more items, money and experience points”. The second DLC offering will be the Undaunted Heroes Pack (May 25, $9.99, three pieces of content). In addition to a new dungeon (The Inner Sanctum), this pack also includes two challenging new maps that stronger, more seasoned heroes will want to tackle. DLC pack 3 will be the Lost Altars Pack (May 25, $14.99, 10 pieces of content). The mysterious dungeons included in this pack hold the power to upgrade characters to exclusive classes that don’t appear in the main game, and will is probably one of the best DLC packs offered so far. DLC pack 4 is the Rise of the Deliverance Pack (June 1, $12.99, four pieces of content). With the DLC players can discover the previously untold history of Valentia in this Prologue pack. Complete with new story content and additional voice acting that details the rise of the Deliverance in Zofia, this collection of challenging maps includes new support conversations between selected heroes, as well as the ability to take command of a character players won’t be able to control in the main game.

The final pack in the season pass has not been named at this time, but will cost $5.99 and contain two pieces of content. Nintendo stated, “More information about this final DLC pack will be revealed in the future” adding, “All of these packs, as well as the individual components included in each pack, can be purchased separately, giving players the flexibility to buy as many or as few as they want”.

While Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia features all this great paid DLC, free downloadable content will also be released for the game after launch for a limited time, starting on May 19. The first free content is a special gift from Goddess Mila and can be obtained when playing the game.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia launches for Nintendo 3DS on May 19 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. A limited-edition bundle for the game will launch on the same day at a suggested retail price of $59.99. 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.