The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has detailed more information for Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Cindered Shadows! The developers comment on free updates, the development process of Cindered Shadows and more. Check it out below, courtesy of Nintendo Everything:

About the DLC:

  • Cindered Shadows is fairly difficult.

  • The developers guess it’ll take about 8-10 hours to clear on Normal; since it’s trickier than the main game, you can’t blast through it as easily.

  • You’ll unlock more and more stuff in the main game as you proceed through CS.

Free updates planned:

  • A free update will let you have tea time with Rhea.

  • Byleth will be able to wear dancer clothes, but not become a dancer themselves.

  • You’ll be able to change costumes from the free day menu, as well as change everyone’s costumes at once.

Other tidbits:

  • Reiterating that no golden route is planned, and they were actively against it since it would become the “right path” in fan’s minds. (Well, one of the interviewees liked the idea, but it really was never planned. Too much like Fates!)

  • Maddening was really hard for them to balance, so they were happy with the release timing of it – letting people dig in once they’d familiarized themselves with the game.

  • They expect Intelligent Systems to put out a full OST at some point.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Cindered Shadows releases on February 13th for Switch. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news!