Fire Emblem Heroes Starts Voting Gauntlet, Adds Characters

Published: March 7, 2017 9:30 AM /


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Fire Emblem Heroes, the mobile addition to the popular Fire Emblem franchise, doesn’t look like it’s going to be slowing down anytime soon, with multiple updates in the works.

First up, as part of their new Sibling Bonds! group Fire Emblem has unveiled six new heroes for the game, hailing from three different previous installments to the franchise. For anyone playing the Fire Emblem games now, please be aware that the reveal of one of the siblings is indeed a spoiler for one of the main games, so please look away now if you don’t want that plot point ruined.

First up are brother and sister pair Eldigan and Lachesis from 1996’s Genealogy of the Holy War. In Genealogy, Eldigan is both an ally and an antagonist to the heroes and Lachesis is able to be recruited to the main party. Next up are Olwen and Reinhardt, another brother and sister duo, this time from the game Thracia 776, which was originally released in Japan in 2000, and has to date not received a western release. Rounding out the group are Klein from The Binding Blade, whose sister Clarine is already in the game, and Sanaki, from Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, whose sibling does not appear in the game thus far.

In addition to these characters being added to Heroes, there are also new quests and missions to accompany them and provide the necessities for upgrading and acquiring them. This promotion is set to run until March 14.

Fire Emblem Heroes has also announced a new Prince Vs Princesses voting event. Lasting from March 7 to March 12, players can select a hero to support and join their army. There will be three rounds of voting, and players cannot know how many people are supporting a hero until they join them. The princes and princesses featured are Alfonse, Sharena, Ephraim, Eirika, Chrom, Lucina, Leo and Elise.

Battles for the Voting Gauntlet are 3 on 3 and winning the battle will earn you the right to vote. Votes increase for the number of friends a player has and there will be voting boosts and Battle Flags used for boosting scores. At the conclusion of the event, rewards will be distributed based on the overall voting scores and the winner will be crowned.

Are you excited for the additions to Fire Emblem Heroes? What Prince or Princess are you supporting in the Voting Gauntlet? Let us know in the comments below!

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