Fire Emblem 3DS Remake's Limited Edition, Amiibo Features Revealed

Get a Fire Emblem Echoes artbook and more for an extra $20.

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A special edition of upcoming 3DS remake Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has been announced, as have new details about how Amiibo figures will work with the game.

Echoes' Limited Edition includes a hardcover Valentia artbook; a Valentia "sound selection" CD; a pin set featuring protagonists Alm and Celica, as well as Marth; and a copy of the game itself. Perhaps best of all, you'll also receive a reversible cover designed to resemble the box art of the game Echoes is based on, Fire Emblem Gaiden, which was only ever released in Japan.

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The Limited Edition will be available alongside the game itself on May 19 for $60, a $20 premium over the standard game.

May 19 will also bring Alm and Celica Amiibo figures, which will only be available in a $25 bundle. Nintendo explained in a press release that these can be used to unlock "their own exclusive dungeons," providing you with a further opportunity to "earn items and level up [your] armies by defeating bosses."

Additionally, the Mila's Turnwheel option lets you use an Amiibo to sacrifice one of the two character's health during battle. This summons an AI-controlled companion--an "illusory hero"-- who fights as your ally for one turn. As they level up, you can also save Alm or Celica's stats to their Amiibo, which empowers the summoned unit.

Similarly, any Fire Emblem Amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. line of figures can summon an illusory hero of that character to help you. "All other currently available" Amiibo figures can be used to summon a monster who assists you.

Echoes is a sort of reimagining of the aforementioned Fire Emblem Gaiden. It features free-roaming and 3D dungeons, as well as a variety of other new mechanics we recently learned about.

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