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Fire Emblem Awakening Demo, Maps And More Confirmed

By Kevin on Jan 11 2013 12:39 AM
Last week, we reported that Fire Emblem Awakening became listed in Nintendo's 3DS eShop. Aside from learning that Fire Emblem Awakening would be available in both digital download and retail form, we still didn't know the price, or whether or not we would be able to experience a playable demo before the game's release date.

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Today, Nintendo of America have announced, via official Press release, that Fire Emblem Awakening fans will indeed be able to download a playable demo on January 17th. Both the digital download and retail version will come with a suggested retail price of $39.99.

Also announced is that a FREE DLC (Downloadable Content) map will be available starting on February 4th, when the game officially launches in North America. This FREE DLC map will only be offered for a limited time, however. The regular distribution of DLC maps will be available for purchase and will arrive on a weekly basis at different prices. Players that have a broadband Internet connection will be able to access the Outrealm Gate, located on the in-game world map. There, players will be opened up to a vast world of information about new class types, skills, characters, special maps and even new story lines. More experience points, gold or other rare items can even be earned by playing the special maps.

While Fire Emblem Awakening is scheduled for an April 2013 launch in Europe, there's still no confirmed release date.

Thanks to our member diaglyph for the tip!

Source: Official Press Release (Nintendo of America)


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I've never played any of the Fire Emblem games, but I'm really excited for this one. It will be the first game I purchase in 2013. :yumyum:
Nintendo neglected to mention it in the press release, but the limited edition 3DS will also be available in limited quantities.
I want to check this demo out.

View PostLuffyFoxtrot, on 11 January 2013 - 09:10 AM, said:

Nintendo neglected to mention it in the press release, but the limited edition 3DS will also be available in limited quantities.

Just because NeoGAF posted it (without citing a source by the way), doesn't mean it's confirmed. I don't see why something like this couldn't happen, but I'd like to wait until official confirmation is revealed before believing it. We've seen this kind of thing before, on many occasions, with other exclusive 3DS models.
It appears that the box is vastly different from the Japanese one. But I just looked around a bit more and it appears to be a rumour currently, apparently initially advertised in Game Informer. I guess I jumped the gun there, so I apologise.

View PostLuffyFoxtrot, on 11 January 2013 - 11:28 AM, said:

It appears that the box is vastly different from the Japanese one. But I just looked around a bit more and it appears to be a rumour currently, apparently initially advertised in Game Informer. I guess I jumped the gun there, so I apologise.

Don't apologize, man. When things get posted to NeoGAF, they spread like wildfire sue to the size of their community. I do hope this turns out to be true though.
I am glad that the price is staying the same at 39.99. That is a good price. I am looking forward to this game. I will surely be downloading the demo.
I hope the demo is good, because then I know I will buy the game...So I can't wait to play the demo. The price is great to...I can manage $39.99.
One thing that will be very cool is that the language option is bilingual!!
I'll see how the english voices sound, but if they start irritating me, I'll switch to the japanese voices.
A demo is available in the 3DS eShop now.