With the US release mere weeks ago, Fire Emblem: Awakening will reportedly hit European markets on April 19. Keenly aware of the delay, Nintendo of Europe head Satoru Shibata said both he and the company “sincerely apologise” for the extra time taken. As recompense, Nintendo will be releasing a unique Fire Emblem 3DS XL bundle in Europe, which includes Awakening in the package.
Additional details about the 3DS-based Fire Emblem: Awakening have been revealed. The game will feature a steady flow of downloadable maps each week after release, with the content itself accessible through the in-game location known as the Outrealm Gate. Further content will be distributed for free through SpotPass, and players can also use StreetPass to create custom teams to assist other players.
Nintendo has meanwhile confirmed that a 3DS Awakening bundle will see distribution in North America, arriving on the current launch day of February 4.
With the last round of Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC released at the end of July, Nintendo has announced that a second phase of content is in the works. Apart from maps with more challenges and special situations, the DLC will partner you with characters not featured in the main game.
Downloads have just begun releasing, with two maps priced at ¥200 and ¥250. The ¥200 map will be discounted to ¥100 through September 30.
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More DLC characters are on the way for Fire Emblem: Awakening, specifically Micaiah from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and Alm from Fire Emblem Gaiden. Each character will have their own scenario attached, and are priced at ¥300 individually.
Incidentally, Awakening topped sales charts last week, literally selling out in several shops. Media Create reports some four-fifths (81.63%) of stock managed to sell, with total numbers reaching 242,600 units.
Commemorating the release of Fire Emblem: Awakening, Nintendo has made the game’s soundtrack available through Club Nintendo. As is common, members who buy the game will get a discounted price on the soundtrack: 400 points normally, 250 with the discount. Participants have until October 21 to register their copy.
As announced in Famitsu, Fire Emblem: Awakening will retain the series staple of permadeath for characters defeated in battle. However, as in the DS remake of Hero of Light and Shadow, it will be a menu toggle for players to disable or enable as they choose.
Awakening is set for an April 19 release.
Care of the latest Jump are some details about Fire Emblem 3DS, now subtitled as Awakening. Most noteworthy are the following:
- Alongside main character Krom, players will create their own supporting character, setting gender, appearance, and such. A major part of the story concerns Krom meeting this character.
- Free Maps have been featured in previous games, allowing players to freely move across the map in between story battles.
- A Dual system allows you and an ally to enter a battle together, adding special abilities and supporting attacks during the fight.
Fire Emblem: Awakening is set for an April 19 release in Japan. No US release has been confirmed.
In the recent Nintendo Direct event, the company announced, among other things, a release date for the upcoming 3DS Fire Emblem. Titled Fire Emblem: Awakening, the game is scheduled to release on April 19 in Japan. A US launch has not been confirmed.