Well, it’s certainly no surprise that Nintendo has embraced the concept of DLC for its games. It seems like not that long ago they lacked the online interface and desire to service the fans in this manner, but things began to change with the Wii U, and the Switch is certainly jumping in head-first with the concept.
After the success of the Wii U’s Hyrule Warriors, the Zelda-inspired spin-off of the popular Dynasty Warriors games, it’s fitting that another Nintendo title would be getting the same treatment. Fire Emblem Warriors will take on the mantle of successor, and while it’s scheduled to release on October 20, Nintendo is already whetting fan appetites by giving a brief overview of the game’s planned DLC:
- Season Pass (Oct. 20, $19.99): The Fire Emblem WarriorsSeason Pass includes all three DLC packs, which become available as they release. Each DLC pack is filled with new playable characters and weapons. By purchasing the Season Pass for either the Nintendo Switch or New Nintendo 3DS version, players will receive a bridal costume for Lucina.
- DLC Pack #1 (Dec 2017, $8.99): The content in this pack is inspired by Fire Emblem Fates.
- DLC Pack #2 (Feb 2018, $8.99): Many of the characters and items in this DLC pack hail from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.
- DLC Pack #3 (March 2018, $8.99): Fans of Fire Emblem Awakening will love this DLC, as much of the content is themed after the classic game.
More details about each DLC pack will be revealed in the future.
The Fire Emblem Warriors game is compatible with the new Chrom and Tiki amiibo figures, which both launch on Oct. 20. These, along with other compatible Fire Emblem amiibo figures including Marth, Ike, Robin and Lucina, grant players weapons or materials when tapped. Up to five different compatible amiibo figures can be tapped per day.
Fire Emblem Warriors launches for Nintendo Switch, as well as New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL and New Nintendo 2DS XL systems on Oct. 20. A special-edition bundle of the game will launch exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on the same day at a suggested retail price of $79.99. The special edition includes the game, premium character card set with slip case, a double-sided poster and a three-CD music set.
For more information about Fire Emblem Warriors, visit http://fireemblemwarriors.nintendo.com/.
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