Fire Emblem: Three Houses Expansion Pass Announced
Nintendo has announced an Expansion Pass for upcoming tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Both the game and a bundle containing the game plus the Expansion Pass can be pre-purchased on the Nintendo eShop now in North America, priced at $59.99 and $84.98 respectively. The Expansion Pass will grant access to four waves of DLC:
- Wave 1 (July 26, 2019) — Officers Academy outfits for female and male Byleth
- Wave 2 (before October 31, 2019) — Additional Auxiliary battle maps, helpful in-game support items, and more.
- Wave 3 (before December 31, 2019) — Additional quests and costumes. There will also be a free update.
- Wave 4 (before April 30, 2020) — New story content, with additional playable characters, locations, and more. There will also be a free update.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses is set to be released worldwide for Nintendo Switch on July 26, 2019. The game is being developed by longtime series developer Intelligent Systems with assistance from Koei Tecmo.
Look like the DLC most of interest to me would be in the fourth wave. After buying all of the DLC in Fates and barely touching any of it, I won’t be doing that again for a Fire Emblem.
All things considered, $24.99 for nearly a year’s worth of additional content is not a bad investment. I was concerned that we would see a repeat of the Shadows of Valentia Season Pass nonsense ($44.99 season pass for a $39.99 retail game) where most of the additional content was extraneous to the story and completely unnecessary to one’s enjoyment of the game. In all fairness, that DLC Season Pass was the only aspect of Shadows of Valentia that I did not care for. It was a terrific FE title.