The lights are on
Concrete answers have been ambiguous, but according to a few different retailers, Fire Emblem: Awakening has been delayed by a few days.
I called a few Best Buy and GameStop stores, some nearby, some far away, and most were reporting a small delay. The Best Buys I spoke to said the game probably wouldn't be available until Wednesday February 6, and the GameStops said the game may not be available until Friday, February 8 due to shipping errors. Amazon also has a notice on its Fire Emblem: Awakening page that reads, "Potential Shipping Delay: Delivery of Fire Emblem: Awakening pre-orders may be affected by manufacturer shipping delays. Amazon apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause."
I sent an e-mail to Nintendo representatives for further confirmation, and will update the story if I hear back.
If you have the game reserved, or were planning on picking it up tomorrow, I would suggest calling ahead and confirming a release date if possible.
To live vicariously through us since you might have to wait a little bit longer for Fire Emblem: Awakening, you can watch us play the game in a recent Test Chamber, or read our review here.
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Well at least I still have Dead Space to play this week. With that, I will be able to wait another 5 days.
Damn I was really lookin forward to tomorrow. Oh well onto Friday then
That's why I'm buying it on the Eshop.
Oh wow, that sucks. Too bad for everybody who pre-ordered :/
I called GameStop and they said February 5th for me.. So 1 day?
Friday I got a email saying my pre-order at Best Buy wasn't available for pick up. I called costumer service and we figured it was a error, someone trying to get the game from the back. Got another email this morning as well. This does suck a bit, but as long as I get the game this week, I'll be ok. I know it's paid for and all, hopefully this only means A LOT of people want this game and it will be successful. Now if we can get a guide for this game.... lol
Man, the reviews had me pumped for it...
Yeah I've been feeling the effects of this for a bit already. I saw the Test Chamber and review as soon as they were up so I went to the local GameStop to pickup my pre-order 3DS bundle. They even had a sign up saying Awakening was "available now". I've been thinking about this practically non-stop since I heard. I had to sit through Wicked wishing I could just get a 3DS and some more Fire Emblem already.