Fire Emblem Heroes Adds New Characters, New Changes Announced

Fire Emblem Heroes has added new characters today, and Nintendo has announced some changes for players to look forward to.

The first batch of new heroes include a pair from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Ephraim and Eirika, and two from the Japan-exclusive Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Seliph and Julia.

These additions bring with it a new focus, called Family Bonds, which influences what characters you are able to obtain while summoning. There is also a new story paralogue that carries the same name, giving you several missions, and new Orbs to earn for a limited time.

There is also an in-game notification about future developments. It states that the ongoing app-release bonus period will not run until March 14th, meaning that you will be able to continue receiving free Orbs for as a log-in reward.

Similarly, the launch celebration event has been extended “indefinitely.” As a result, Training Tower missions will continue to cost only half as much stamina as usual, and equipping skills will not cost you any stamina. Starting next week, the Training Tower will see new rewards added on Mondays.

The last change is a bit farther off. Starting sometime in “early March” your characters will be able to earn experience from combat when they kill enemies “that are at much lower levels.”