Fire Emblem: Three Houses reveals everyone playable in Cindered Shadows

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Last Thursday, Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Byleth would be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the final DLC fighter of the first Fighter Pass expansion for the party brawling game. That wasn’t the only big Fire Emblem news to drop that day, however. The recently-released entry in the series that Byleth hails from, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, revealed the juicy details of its upcoming Wave 4 story expansion. The new DLC is a side story titled Cindered Shadows in which you control a small, select group of characters. And now, we know exactly who those characters are.

While we spotted some of these characters already in the reveal trailer for Cindered Shadows, a series of tweets from Japan’s official Fire Emblem Twitter account has revealed the full playable roster for the side story. Rather than recruit and control characters from a single house like you would in the main campaign, Cindered Shadows gives you an assortment of characters from each house to play as. You’ll also have four brand new characters that come from the surprising new fourth house, the Ashen Wolves. The full set of playable characters is as follows:

  • Byleth
  • The three house leaders: Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude
  • One representative from each house: Linhardt, Ashe, and Hilda
  • Four new characters from the Ashen Wolves: Balthus, Yuri, Hapi, and Constance

Main character designer Chinatsu Kurahana has also illustrated new pieces of artwork of Linhardt, Ashe, and Hilda for the release of Cindered Shadows.

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Cindered Shadows is set to release on Nintendo Switch on Feb. 12 for owners of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses Expansion Pass.


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