One of the biggest appealing factors of the Fire Emblem series is the ability to craft each characters ability-set and combat class as you see fit. Sure, a warrior might join your squad as an archer initially, but if you wanted to bring them down a path of melee-dominance and focus them in that direction, there was nothing stopping you. The latest entry in the series, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, had just as much character customization, allowing you to craft the skills and stats of your students as you see fit. When it comes to the upcoming story expansion Cindered Shadows, though, your options for character abilities and classes are going to be much more limited.
Previously, we learned that the Cindered Shadows DLC for Fire Emblem: Three Houses would only have a set, small roster of playable characters available to you. Now, we know that each of those characters will have a much smaller selection of abilities and possible classes than they would in the full campaign. The reasoning for this, according to Nintendo, is that the battles in Cindered Shadows are meant to be much more difficult than the base game, and having your characters set to limited varieties of classes turns the engagements into much more of a difficult combat puzzle than normal.
Cindered Shadows is set to release for owners of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses Season Pass on Feb. 13 via the Nintendo eShop.