Nintendo and Intelligent Systems are back with another look at Fire Emblem Engage, and today gives us new details on Byleth, who is voiced by Yuusuke Kobayashi in the Japanese version, and the ‘Emblem of the Academy’ ring alongside some gameplay snippets; check out all the details below (via Perfectly Nintendo).
Emblem of the Academy Abilities
- Sync Skill: Divine Pulse. Gives a certain probability of landing a hit when your attack is supposed to miss.
- Engage Weapon: Heroes’ Relics. Allows the Unit wearing his Emblem Ring to use a special weapon (namely, the same Heroes’ Relics from Fire Emblem: Three Houses) based on their Fighting Style. For example, a Magic Unit will get Thyrsus, a staff that increases the range of magic attacks by 2 spaces simply by equipping it.
- Engage Skill: Instruct. Allows you to use the Instruct command to boost the abilities of nearby allies for one turn. How big the boost is depends on the Fighting Style of the Unit with Byleth’s Emblem Ring. For example, when used by a Dragon Unit, all seven basic stats get a +3 bonus.
- Engage Attack: Goddess Dance. A powerful technique that not only boosts the basic abilities of nearby allies (up to 4 Units), but also allows them to act again even if they have already finished their turn. Combined with a Unit with great mobility like Fliers, this Engage Attack can be used to turn the tables in a distant corner of the map.
On the map, you will find special spots teeming with an energy known as “Emblem Power” (official English name TBC!). When a Unit in the Sync state finishes their turn on one (after attacking or simply waiting), their Engage counter will be entirely filled immediately. Make sure to take advantage of those Emblem Power spots as often as possible by putting your Units on them!
Also, like in past Fire Emblem games, you will come across treasure chests on the map. You can open them by standing right next to one, and selecting the appropriate command. But you need to be careful: enemy Units can also open them! If one gets to the treasure chest before you, you can get its contents back by defeating that Unit before they escape.