The lights are on
Nintendo will support Fire Emblem: Awakening on the 3DS immediately after it comes out with downloadable content and more.
The company says that new maps will be available starting on launch day and continuing "regularly" from then on at different price points. In fact, the first map will be free for a limited time. Downloadable content will be available at the Outrealm Gate on the game's world map after players complete the fifth mission in the main story. The DLC will also include info on new skills and playable characters, as well as new storyline maps and maps that let players earn more gold and XP. New, free content will aso be distributed via SpotPass.
Furthermore, players can set up a 10-unit StreetPass team (made up of an existing team in the story mode) and interface with others. StreetPass characters will appear at random on the world map, and from here you can recruit team leaders (with gold), buy weapons or items from the team, or battle the leader to recruit them for free. Winning these battles earns you Renown status that appears to others in StreetPass.
A demo will hit the eShop on January 17, and the game will be available at retail and via download on February 4 for $39.99.
Here's a trailer for the game.
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That's great news! Free DLC for Fire Emblem is definitely something i'd enjoy (I loved the free DLC for NSMB2.), and the efforts in things like StreetPass are outstanding. I know that this game is going to be an amazing game. Also, FINALLY Nintendo decided to release a demo for one of their games (other than Nintendogs)! I'm downloading it as soon as it hits the eShop!
might get this after i get the 3ds
I hope this demo can raise more awareness for Fire Emblem. More people should enjoy this series.
I still have to pick this game up.
This is a day-1 purchase for me and a day-1 download for the demo as well. Fire Emblem is one of my favorite series, second only to pokemon, and this looks to be amazing just like sacred stones.
Sounds great! Glad this game is getting so much support
Hot damn, those are some great features. Way to come through on this one, Nintendo. Always happy to see new StreetPass features.
I am going to buy a 3DS just for Fire Emblem and Pokemon X and Y. Nintendo knows how to gain sales.