The launch of the next instalment in the Tactical-RPG series Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is upon us, and even though it will be a full remake of the 1992 Famicom title Fire Emblem Gaiden, Nintendo and developer Intelligent Systems are putting a lot of new content in it. Today, we have more information regarding the amiibo functionality.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will release with two new amiibo figures, sold in a set-bundle ($24.99). Using them ingame will unlock two exclusive dungeons, filled with items and chances to level up your armies. In battle, they will both act as a temporary ally for a single turn, in the shape of a computer-controlled illusory hero. The more you’ll imply them in your strategy, the more they’ll grow strong.
In addition, all Fire Emblem amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series can be used to summon an illusory hero of that character in Shadows of Valentia. Marth, Ike, Roy, Robin, Lucina… and even the upcoming Corrin amiibo! All other non-Fire Emblem amiibo are compatible. They will summon a support monster on the battleground.
Alongside this announcement, Nintendo unveiled a Limited Edition of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia ($59.99). Here’s what it will contain:
- Boxed game Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
- Hardcover Valentia Artbook
- Sound Selection CD
- Pin Set depicting characters Alm, Celica and Marth
- Reversible cover sheet based on the original Famicom game