Fire Emblem Heroes Update 'Blazing Shadows' Adds New Characters, Missions


A new update has been released for hit Nintendo mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes. Called "Blazing Shadows," the latest content drop for the game, which has made over $5 million since it launched last month, introduces several new characters. These characters include Karel, Ninian, Lucius, Priscilla, Jaffar and Rebecca from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Karel and Ninian are of the red and blue unit types, respectively, while the other characters on the list are all colorless unit type.

Just like the previous updates that introduced new characters before it, the Blazing Shadows content drop also adds new Paralogue missions that help new and old Fire Emblem fans get acquainted with the characters. There are three new Paralogue missions in each and completing each one on each of the three difficulties (normal, hard and lunatic) will yield one summon orb; so nine orbs are up for grabs in total with Fire Emblem Heroes' Blazing Shadows update.

And speaking of chances to get freebies, alongside the update, Nintendo has announced the winner of the in-game Voting Gauntlet event which saw Fire Emblem Heroes players battle in the name of their favorite character. Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening came out on top, and those who supported her will get free Hero Feathers.

Moreover, Nintendo hosted a content drop that would reward all players with five orbs if this tweet was retweeted 50,000 times (or if it hits 50k, combined with the official Japanese and European account tweets of the message). As of the time of writing, over 70,000 retweets had been achieved, so players will receive five free orbs later this week.

That's fantastic news for those looking to summon more characters and avoid having to use the re-rolling tactic for a chance at adding more new characters to their teams. It should also help to eliminate some players' desire to cheat, as well.

Fire Emblem Heroes now offers a sweltering amount of things to do, missions to complete, and characters to unlock. But while some may be a little overwhelmed at all of this new content, many players will be delighted at the new content drops, and that Nintendo is sticking to its promise of releasing new content twice a month for Fire Emblem Heroes. All that is left to be seen is what the company will add to the game next.

Fire Emblem Heroes is now available on iOS and Android.

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