Nintendo Outlines Upcoming DLC for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

A whole lot of extra maps, characters, and extra story content are on the menu.

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia hits the Nintendo 3DS on May 19, and Nintendo already has big plans for upcoming DLC.

In a press release distributed earlier today, Nintendo outlined what's on the menu. There are five major DLC packs that add new dungeons, items, maps, and characters.

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The first DLC pack, the Fledgling Warriors Pack, is "ideal for early- to- mid-game adventurers," and includes a new dungeon called the Astral Temple, as well as two new maps that are "great for gaining more items, money, and experience points." It's available on release day (May 19) and costs $7.99 USD.

The second pack, the Undated Heroes Pack, arrives on May 25. It features a new dungeon called The Inner Sanctum, as well as two new maps ideal for seasoned adventurers. It costs $9.99 USD.

The third pack, coming June 1, is the Lost Altars Pack. It contains new dungeons that let the characters upgrade to classes that don't appear in the main game. It costs $14.99 USD.

Finally, the fourth pack, which arrives one June 1, is the Prologue Pack. It tells the history of Valentia through new story content, additional voice acting, new support conversations, and new maps. It also lets you take control of a character you can't otherwise play as in the vanilla game. It costs $12.99 USD.

The fifth DLC pack is still in the works, and Nintendo has yet to outline what's within. We do know it'll cost $5.99 USD, and will include two new pieces of content.

You can buy the DLC packs separately, or dish out $44.99 for a Season Pass.

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  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton #1 Tetragrammaton A year ago
    I'm part of the problem since I've bought so much Awakening and Fates DLC, but this seems a little... extreme? Maybe if I sat down and worked out the content to dollar ratio from the older games and Echoes I'd feel better about this. As it stands I'm mildly interested in the prologue DLC and that's about it.
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  • Avatar for lilasimpson #2 lilasimpson A year ago
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  • Avatar for sfalletta #3 sfalletta A year ago
    Hard pass on buying this on release. I haven't played through all of the maps in my last $200 Fire Emblem game. Good job, Nintendo. Market saturation for Fire Emblem will reach flood levels on May 19.
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  • Avatar for CipherStone #4 CipherStone A year ago
    I won't buy the season pass, since I barely played any of the Awakening or Fates DLC (outside of the Conquest and Revelation campaigns). I'll probably just grab the prologue DLC in June and be good. If there isn't new story, I'm not that compelled to spend extra money for it.
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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #5 SIGGYZtar A year ago
    Would consider if it Nintendo did that buy Shadows of Valentia + other game deal for discount on DLC.
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  • Avatar for Namevah #6 Namevah A year ago
    @sfalletta How did you spend $200 on Fates? Even with DLC, it's hard to imagine the price getting so high.
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  • Avatar for Gamer-Law #7 Gamer-Law A year ago
    Personally, I am fine with the $45 season pass price for Echoes. I purchased all of the DLC map packs for FE Awakening and those ended up costing more than the game itself. That said, those DLC map packs added a lot of game play and extended my time with the game to 240+ hours. Never regretted the purchase.

    Everything that I am reading suggests that the Echoes DLC will offer similar value and I am glad to spend roughly $90 or $100 on more than 200 hours of great gaming content.
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  • Avatar for sfalletta #8 sfalletta A year ago
    @Namevah tongue firmly in cheek, homeboy
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  • Avatar for acrowatz #9 acrowatz A year ago
    Somehow Fire Emblem is the one franchise Nintendo likes to fill with DLC. I personally don't care for the DLC, however, anyone who wants it is free to buy it, so have at it. Besides, awakening also had a lot of free DLC, so its not that bad.
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