Immediately after Nintendo’s E3 presentation, we commented on how Fire Emblem Warriors had a lack of representation throughout the series, while other fans pointed out that everyone revealed thus far was a sword user as opposed to axe users, lancers, mages and archers. This second concern would soon be rectified, because although she wasn’t shown in game, the reveal of the upcoming Tiki amiibo confirmed that the popular manakete would be playable in Koei Tecmo’s hack and slash spinoff.
As one of the most popular characters in the franchise, Tiki was an amnesiac child rescued by Marth during the original Fire Emblem. Becoming extremely powerful over time with some patience and a truckload of experience points, Tiki is probably best known for her strong affection shown for her “Mar-Mar”. Returning in Awakening for the 3DS, the centuries in between the two games led to her taking an adult form, but despite the maturity and wisdom she gained over the years, her memories of her original adventure still remained a defining character trait.
Outside of Fire Emblem, Tiki played a prominent role in Tokyo Mirage Sessions: FE where she would power up the party by upgrading their skills, all while the team focused on returning her lost memories once again. Her appearance in Warriors might seem like a no brainer to longtime fans, but I’m incredibly excited to see what she’ll look like in action, especially with how beautiful Corrin’s dragon transformation animations were while playing the demo.
The other certainty is that her amiibo is sure to become rare like all of the other Fire Emblem amiibo before her, so you better be ready to jump on that pre-order when it becomes available if you want to keep your collection complete. As far as the people who have better things to do with their time than wait in line for a plastic figure, well…
Fire Emblem Warriors and the amiibo are scheduled for a Fall release.