Fire Emblem Fates DLC will leave Nintendo eShop 3DS in 2023
Due to the discontinuation of the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops, several games will be making changes to how they handle DLC in the store. For Fire Emblem: Fatesall 3DS DLC (including maps and Revelation) will no longer appear in the store after March 2023. While the DLC will be available for re-download if you have purchased it in the past, Nintendo plans to remove it completely in the future. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
Downloadable content for Fire Emblem: Fates includes bonus cards that provide exclusive classes and additional resources. However, perhaps the most shocking DLC that will no longer be available is the Revelation path. Although it is a DLC, it is the last act of the story. Similar to Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Fates has three paths with different stories and units. Contrary to Three Housesthe Fates the routes are spread across three separate sets. Those who wanted to discover the history of Nohr had to buy Conquest and those who wanted Hoshido’s story had to buy Birthright.
Revelation is the third path in which you have access to units from both countries, allowing new parent combinations for your child units. It also reveals new secrets about the world and the characters. Due to these factors, this route is arguably the “true end” of the game. Even if you played both Conquest and Birthrightyou wouldn’t have the whole story or a certain ending without Revelation. However, Revelation is only available digitally (unless you purchased the Special edition).
Fire Emblem: Fates is readily available on Nintendo 3DS. All DLCs for Fire Emblem: Fates will disappear from the Nintendo 3DS eShop at the end of March 2023, so you’ll need to download it to your device before then.