Haven’t even finished your first campaign in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and dying to know what the New Game Plus options are like in Three Houses? Okay. Here’s how it works: Once you finish your first campaign, you’ll get the option to save your clear data to a slot. You can then use your clear data to start a fresh campaign.
In this new campaign, you’ll retain the shop levels and statue perks from your previous game, but you’ll otherwise start from scratch like usual. However, you’ll now be able to spend your Renown, earned from completing battles and quests, to level up a number of things back up to the level they were when you rolled credits.
That means you can spend it on boosting your Professor Level (highly recommended), the individual skills of your protagonist and any class members, as well as the social links between any person. You’ll also be able to change costumes for certain class members.
Because you need to use the currency to give yourself these NG+ perks, and because of the number of spending avenues available, there’s still some strategy required on how best to use it depending on what you’re trying to achieve on your subsequent playthrough. You’ll definitely come in with significant advantages, but you won’t be ridiculously overpowered, at least for the first few hours.
For more in-game know-how, check our complete collection of essential advice and tips for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It’s a huge game, and after our multiple playthroughs, we have plenty of guidance we’re dying to give you.
For a behind-the-scenes look at the game, read our interview with the directors of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, where they talk about the series’ increasing popularity in the West, the dramatic changes they made to the combat system, and the refreshing new character designs.
In our Fire Emblem: Three Houses review, Kallie Plagge concluded: “When all was said and done, all I could think about was starting another playthrough… whether you’re managing inventories or battlefields, it’s the kind of game that’s hard to put down, even when it’s over.”