You might recall that at one point earlier in the year, Fire Emblem Warriors' creators mentioned that the game would mostly feature characters from Shadow Dragon, Awakening, and Fates. The operative word here being "mostly."
While many took that to mean that the game would only feature characters from those games, a Tokyo Game Show announcement revealed today that Celica -- one of the protagonists from this year's Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia -- will be joining the roster as well. This brings the total number of playable characters in the game to 22 (two of which are unplayable in story mode). No doubt, it's great news for fans of other games in the series as it shows they may also get some representation in the crossover at some point.
Now that Celica is a part of the cast, it may only be a matter of time before Shadows of Valentia's other protagonist, Alm, is also revealed, perhaps as a DLC character down the road. We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, you can check out Celica in action in the latest Japanese trailer for the game below.
Fire Emblem Warriors is slated for release on the Nintendo Switch on October 21.
Are you excited to play as Celica in the game?