Nintendo has shed a bright light on all of the DLC coming to Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. This recreated strategy RPG hits the Nintendo 3DS (and 2DS) on May 19, and like most recent Fire Emblem games, there will be a ton of extra content flowing post-launch in the form of additional dungeons, story content, and more. There will be 22 pieces of DLC content total, so it only makes sense to introduce a season pass.
Below are the details and pricing for the season pass, as well as each batch of DLC individually. Take a look:
Season Pass (May 19, $44.99, 22 pieces of content): The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass includes all five DLC packs as they release. By purchasing the Season Pass, fans who want to receive all DLC will save more than 30 percent compared to purchasing all 22 pieces of content on their own.
DLC Pack #1 – Fledgling Warriors Pack (May 19, $7.99, three pieces of content): Ideal for early- to mid-game adventurers, this pack includes a new dungeon (The Astral Temple) and two new maps, great for gaining more items, money and experience points.
DLC Pack #2 – Undaunted Heroes Pack (May 25, $9.99, three pieces of content): In addition to a new dungeon (The Inner Sanctum), this pack also includes two challenging new maps that stronger, more seasoned heroes will want to tackle.
DLC Pack #3 – Lost Altars Pack (May 25, $14.99, 10 pieces of content): The mysterious dungeons included in this pack hold the power to upgrade characters to exclusive classes that don’t appear in the main game.
DLC Pack #4 – Rise of the Deliverance Pack (June 1, $12.99, four pieces of content): Discover the previously untold history of Valentia in this Prologue pack. Complete with new story content and additional voice acting that details the rise of the Deliverance in Zofia, this collection of challenging maps includes new support conversations between selected heroes, as well as the ability to take command of a character players won’t be able to control in the main game.
DLC Pack #5 ($5.99, two pieces of content): More information about this final DLC pack will be revealed in the future.
If you don't feel like throwing in on that season pass, each DLC pack will be available to purchase a la carte. At first glance it may seem strange that a game's season pass should be more expensive than the game itself, but we are looking at a ton of content here. Fire Emblem games boast incredibly replayability -- I'm still playing Awakening -- so you'll get your money's worth, that's for sure.
Stay tuned for our Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia review!