'Fire Emblem Heroes' Adds New Characters

New heroes from 'Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones' and 'Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War' plus other goodies

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Family Bonds and new heroes Credit: Nintendo
'Fire Emblem Heroes' Adds New Characters

Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo's latest mobile game which has already seen more than a million downloads, sees new characters added to its roster today, and the company has also announced some changes and tweaks to the game based on player feedback. 

The game's co-director Kouhei Maeda recently told IGN that the studio plans "to add new stories continually after release, at a pace of about two a month or one every two weeks." He added that his team also plans to add new characters and skills, as well as new game modes. The first evidence of this begins today with the first batch of characters previewed in the video above. The update includes Ephraim and Eirika, a pair from 2004's Game Boy Advance game Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, and Seliph and Julia from the 1996 Japan-only release Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. The update also brings a new focus, called Family Bonds, which influences the characters you'll be able to summon and there's a new story paralogue of the same name as well as related special quests.

An in-game notification shared on Reddit this week indicates that the ongoing app-release bonus period is being extended until March 14. This means you'll continue to get free orbs for logging in each day. Also, the worldwide "launch celebration" event has been extended "indefinitely." Consequently, training tower missions will continue to cost half as much stamina as usual and equipping skills won't cost you any stamina at all. Starting next week, we'll also see new training tower rewards added each Monday.