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Fire Emblem: Three Houses' upcoming free and paid DLC detailed

A lot of content is on the way

This week's issue of Famitsu had some new details on future DLC for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Check out info on Wave 3 and Wave 4 below.

Wave 3

Free DLC

- New playable character: Jeritza (certain routes only)
- New support conversations [presumably featuring Jeritza]
- New activities
- New online features

Paid DLC

- New playable character: Anna
- New monastery facilities
- New online features
- Anna and Jeritza paralogue
- New quests (around 10)
- New activities: Sauna, playing with dogs and cats
- New costumes: Maid, Butler and more
- New battalions: Maid and Butler W

Wave 4

Free DLC

- Side story: Abyss Mode
- New playable characters: Juris, Balthazar, Constanze and Javi [tentative translations]
- New support conversations
- New monastery facilities
- New online features
- New classes (4)
- New enemy monsters
- New hero relics
- New paralogues
- New quests
- New battalions
- New gambits
- New costumes for Byleth (male), Byleth (female) and Sothis

Fire Emblem: Three Houses most likely the best-selling game in franchise history in the U.S. when digital sales are factored in

Things just keep looking up

NPD's Mat Piscatella has taken to Twitter to talk about the sales of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. According to Piscatella, the game is doing extremely well for itself. Fire Emblem: Awakening still holds the record for best-selling entry in the U.S., but Three Houses should be overtaking it very soon. Check out Mr. Piscatella's full comments on the matter below.

Wanted to follow up on Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It ranked as the #4 best-selling game of August in the U.S. sales rankings from The NPD Group, after finishing July at #2. So a very nice ranking hold from month 1 to month 2.

As you'll recall, launch month sales of Fire Emblem: Three Houses tripled those of the previous best-selling launch month title in the series. Month 2 sales of Fire Emblem: Three Houses were again the best in franchise history, although not at the same multiplier as month 1.

On a lifetime basis, Fire Emblem: Awakening remains the best-selling game in franchise history in the U.S.. However, I do anticipate Fire Emblem: Three Houses to overcome this gap and take the lead in lifetime sales for the franchise in September.

And, of course, since Nintendo is not currently a member of the Digital Leader Panel, I'm only talking about Physical sales here. Accounting for digital I am certain Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the best-selling game in franchise history, likely by a significant margin. Shrug.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' latest patch makes a small change to a support character conversation

Why the change, Nintendo?

Fire Emblem: Three Houses received a patch earlier this week that included a bunch of bug fixes, as well as new content. One thing that wasn't mentioned by Nintendo was a slight change to one of the support character conversations. In the screenshot above, you can see the conversation as it was before the patch.

In the second screen, you see how the conversation was altered. There's no word on why Nintendo felt this change was necessary, nor do we know if other conversations were altered.

New voice actor for Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Byleth shares a message on joining the game

Welcome Zach Aguilar

Nintendo had previously announced that they'd be replacing Fire Emblem: Three Houses' voice actor for Byleth, Chris Niosi, with Zach Aguilar. Zach's voice work is officially in the game as of yesterday, and he took to Twitter to share some kind words about his inclusion.

Class is in SESSION - looks like I’m officially in Fire Emblem: Three Houses now! It was an honor working with @Seitz_Unseen @NintendoAmerica and the team at @Cupofteaprod. I can’t wait to play through the game... maybe some Twitch streams with the professor are in the future?

Fire Emblem: Three Houses updated to Ver. 1.0.2 (Wave 2 Expansion Pass, Maddening Mode), Byleth voice actor replaced

All sorts of new content up for grabs

Fire Emblem: Three Houses has been updated to Version 1.0.2. The full patch notes can be found below. This update makes way for the new Wave 2 Expanasion Pass DLC, Maddening Mode, and more. On top of that, this update replaces the previous voice actor for Byleth, as was previously announced.

Ver. 1.0.2 (Released September 10, 2019)

  • New and Updated Features
    • Added Maddening mode to the New Game difficulty options. Note that if you clear Maddening mode without selecting New Game +, the title screen will change.
    • Increased the bonus Renown for selecting New Game + at the start of the game.
      • In addition to the usual difficulty bonus, 10,000 Pts. will now be added each time you clear a path.
      • The max threshold for bonus Renown is now 50,000 Pts.
      • If you already started playing using New Game + before applying the DLC data, 10,000 Pts. per cleared path will be added to each save slot the first time it is loaded.
      • Up to Ver.1.0.1, only the type of path cleared was saved but not the number of clears for the same path, which will now be saved applying the DLC Ver.1.0.2.
    • Added Goddess Tower to the Event Gallery in Extras. Use the ZL/ZR Buttons to select the Goddess Tower page, then choose a character event to replay.
      • The Event Gallery is unlocked once you’ve cleared the game.
    • Implemented new English voice for Byleth (male).
    • New Expansion Pass Content:
      • A new set of items
        • You can receive this set of items as DLC Supplies from the bed in Byleth’s Personal Quarters. Each save file can receive these supplies: Sacred Galewind Shoes (Movement +1), Sacred Floral Robe (HP +7), Sacred Snowmelt Drop (Strength +3), Sacred Moonstone (Speed +3).
      • Additional auxiliary battles
        • There are five additional auxiliary battles in the Expansion Pass: Battle at Lake Teutates, Battle in the Forest, Battle at Gronder Field, Battle at the Sealed Forest, and Battle at Conand Tower.
        • Depending on your progress, one of them will be listed in the battle-selection screen.
        • These additional auxiliary battles will be marked with the yellow “!” icon in the battle-selection screen. As a bonus, these battles may give you status-up items, such as Ailell Pomegranate, and an increased Gold reward in addition to the Bullions.
        • All maps will consume one activity point to start.
      • A new song (Corridor of the Tempest)
        • You can access the new song (Corridor of the Tempest) from the System menu while you are in an auxiliary battle. You can also listen to it in the Music Library.
      • New attire/accessory (House Loungewear / Glasses for Byleth)
        • The new attire (House Loungewear) is for the protagonist and students. Swap outfits in Byleth’s Personal Quarters from the Journal. These outfits are only wearable inside the monastery, or for specific unit classes during battle (this varies by character).
        • The new attire cannot be sent along with a traveler.
        • The new accessory (Glasses) can also be put on in Byleth’s Personal Quarters. They can be combined with any other attire. The glasses can be worn in the monastery and during battle.
      • A confirmation message is now displayed when you abandon an item during battle.
  • General
    • Fixed the bug that caused the game to freeze when Fortify was used while equipped with a certain skill.
    • Addressed the incorrect character design in event still images.
    • Fixed the bug that incorrectly displayed a Caspar line as Linhardt’s during the White Heron Cup.
    • Fixed the bug that displayed a “TBD” message when mastering combat.
    • Fixed the bug in the cut-in sequence for a CRITICAL attack.
    • Fixed the bug that prevented Rescue magic from working properly to move an ally to a space near the user.
    • Fixed the bug that accidentally let the player enter the closed-off desk corridor in the Cardinals' Room.
    • Some text has been revised.
    • The gameplay has been improved by addressing a few additional bugs.

Switch getting firmware update later today that will fix an issue with Fire Emblem: Three Houses' expansion pass

A much-needed fix on the way

Nintendo has taken to Twitter to announce that a Switch firmware update is coming later today. While it'll include a bunch of unknown aspects, one feature confirmed for inclusion is a fix for a Fire Emblem: Three Houses expansion pass. Check out Nintendo's statement on the matter below.

We are aware that some users who recently purchased the Expansion Pass for Fire Emblem: Three Houses are unable to start the game. A system update will be available later today to fix this. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Fire Emblem: Three Houses theme available digitally in Japan

House music

Nintendo has released The Edge of Dawn -Seasons of Warfare- theme song from Fire Emblem: Three Houses digitally in Japan.
The tune, sung by Caro, can be purchased via iTunes, mora, Rekochoku, and BEING GIZA STUDIO. The song is also available to perform in Karaoke JOYSOUND for Switch.

Nintendo Power Podcast - Fire Emblem: Three Houses In-Depth Discussion

You've got the Power

If you’re like us, you never get tired of talking about Fire Emblem™: Three Houses. The game has so much to do and discover! Host Chris Slate is just starting his adventure, but superfans Krysta Yang from Nintendo Minute and Joe Bustos from the Nintendo social team are here to put him on the right path. The team trades tips and talks about their favorite characters and storylines, all without dropping any major spoilers. The group also shares game recommendations, talks about upcoming new titles, takes the Warp Zone Quiz and more!

00:51 – Fire Emblem: Three Houses
34:54 – Player’s Pulse
38:57 – Pro’s Picks
47:55 – Warp Zone Quiz
50:36 – Game Forecast

Fire Emblem: Three Houses has sold 68k copies digitally in Japan

A third of all sales in Japan

Japan isn't all that big on digital game purchases, but things seem to be going quite well for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Famitsu has shared the tally for total digital sales for the game in Japan, and so far it has been downloaded 68,377 times. Once you combine that with the 143,130 physical copies sold, you see that one third of the game's total amount sold is digital. Now that's a pretty impressive figure!

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Accolades trailer

Praise all around

Critics absolutely adored Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Need a refresher on some of the praise out there? Check out the official trailer above to see some of the complimentary comments the gaming press offered for the title.

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