Nintendo details new Fire Emblem: Heroes major update coming on May 2

Fire Emblem: Heroes is the Nintendo mobile game with the highest revenue, according to the latest reports. Even though the game was launched many months later than Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem's monetization model allows it to make more money than Nintendo's first mobile title.

If you're already playing Fire Emblem: Heroes on either Android and iOS, then you'll be happy to know Nintendo recently detailed some of the new features and improvements it will add in the next update.

Speaking of which, the next major update for Fire Emblem: Heroes should be released on May 2 on both the Android and iOS platforms. Among the most notable changes is the addition of a new hero called Nohrian Prince. Some of the heroes skills and abilities are mentioned as well, along with a new map and some enemies that players will have to fight before beating the Nohrian Prince.

A new Arena Renewal system will be implemented too, which will enable players to receive orbs depending on their arena rank. Basically, this means that the higher your arena tier, the more orbs you will receive.

The developers also plan to introduce a new type of terrain called “forts,” which will increase defense and provide special effects on magic. Also, the update will kick off a new poll for May, which will allow players to choose between male mages and female spellslingers.

It's also worth pointing out that Fire Emblem: Heroes is now running a special event dubbed Golden Week. During the event, players have 5% increased chance to obtain five stars heroes like Ryoma, Azura, Takumi, and Hector. The Golden Week special events will end on May 7.

source: Nintendo via Nintendo Wire



1. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

Can Super Mario Run be famous like Fire Emblem? I waited for Super Mario Run so much. But, when I played it, all stages but the first stage are not free!!! Why? I think, it should be free. What do you think?

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Since when a Mario game was free?

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well you can't compare an endless runner game to a game with actual depth. Heroes isn't regular fire emblem deep but it's a perfect depth for casual mobile play. Endless runners get boring and fast because there really isn't much to them past the increased running speed.

4. andyqkw

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

How about bring it out to more region(s) first? Can't even download and play as it is not made available to Singapore and many more...

5. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

Settings and Finalflash!! Super Mario is a legendary game, is not it? When I play this game, I remember my childhood. Because, when I was 12-13-year-old boy. I used to play Super Mario, in 1993-1994. Right now I am 36 years old.

6. NessPSI

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 30, 2017

No one honestly cares old timer. Mario has been the same thing for years now. Its a game that lives and sells only off nostalgia. Fire Emblem actually grew, and changed over time. It deserves to finally be getting recognition after man yeas of neglect.

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