Can’t get enough of Fire Emblem: Three Houses? The good news is that the game has an expansion pass available for purchase on the Switch eShop, and it comes with a whole bunch of goodies for those wanting to add more to their strategy RPG experience. Want to know if the extra content is going to give you your money’s worth? Check out our Fire Emblem Three Houses expansion pass guide where we break down the content and when the different waves become available.
Fire Emblem Three Houses Expansion Pass Guide - Pricing
Fire Emblem having an expansion pass is nothing new for the series. Previous titles have benefited from staggered content releases after launch day, and the Fire Emblem Three Houses expansion pass plans to capitalize on that. If you haven’t quite picked up the base game yet, you can buy it with the expansion pass for $84.98 USD. If you already have Three Houses, then the expansion pass will set you back by $24.99 USD.
Fire Emblem Three Houses Expansion Pass Guide - Content and Release Dates
In terms of what you’re going to be getting out of the Fire Emblem Three Houses expansion pass, Nintendo was quite clear that there would be 4 different waves of content available. We’ve outlined what each wave of content gives you, and also when they’re going to be released.
Wave 1: Officers Academy outfits for Byleth -- available on the game’s launch.
Wave 2: Extra Auxiliary maps for those who just can’t get enough of battling, and extra in-game support items -- available from October 31 2019.
Wave 3: New quests and costumes for characters, and a free content upgrade -- available from December 31 2019.
Wave 4: New narrative content, new playable characters, new locations, and another free content upgrade -- available from April 30 2020.
That’s a hell of a lot of content for twenty dollars, and it’s heartening that Nintendo is clearly looking into the future when it comes to the content road map for Fire Emblem Three Houses. Extra maps and costumes alone would have been a treat, but the addition of new story content, as well as playable characters and locations, arguably makes this worth a second look for those on the fence. However, even if you don’t end up purchasing the DLC, you’ll be happy to note that Nintendo has also planned for a number of free updates to the base game, including a Lunatic difficulty mode for the hardcore fans later on this year. We’re looking forward to sinking our teeth into the expansion content as it releases, so check back later for some guides on how to make the most of it!