Nintendo has showcased their DLC plans for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
The plan calls for both free and paid DLC for the game. According to Business Wire, Fire Emblem Echoes will have five DLC packs, and a large scale Season Pass that will include all 22 pieces of content from the five DLC packs for the price of $44.99. All of the DLCs will include a combination of new dungeons and maps, the ability to upgrade characters to new classes not found in the game, and even a prologue to the game, with voice recording included in the package.
For those who are interested in purchasing the DLC for Fire Emblem Echoes separately, the breakdown is as follows, including the release dates for four out of the five packs, prices, and how much content you get per pack.
- DLC Pack #1 – Fledgling Warriors Pack (May 19, $7.99, three pieces of content): Ideal for early- to mid-game adventurers, this pack includes a new dungeon (The Astral Temple) and two new maps, great for gaining more items, money and experience points.
- DLC Pack #2 – 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 – 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.
- DLC Pack #4 – Rise of the Deliverance Pack (June 1, $12.99, four pieces of content): 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.
- DLC Pack #5 ($5.99, two pieces of content): More information about this final DLC pack will be revealed in the future.
Nintendo will also be releasing free downloadable content for Fire Emblem Echoes, the first piece being Mila's Bounty, which will only be available for a limited time. To download any of the DLC, players must register their StreetPass profile, and select "connect" and "manage DLC" from the over world map.
The Fire Emblem series has a long history of downloadable content for Nintendo, starting with Fire Emblem: Awakening and continuing with Fire Emblem: Fates. All of the titles included new dungeons, maps, items, characters and scenarios in some combination, and have been both free or paid for, depending on the content.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be released later this month, on May 19th for the Nintendo 3DS.
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