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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Wonder what's worst an hurricane delay or shipping delay, I had to go through Hurricane delay and it was my first time per-ordering -.-
I noticed it this morning in the sales papers when I saw that Walmart and Best Buy had different release dates for it. Thanks for the explanation.
And I thought I was lucky having tomorrow and tuesday off...
ouch. A delay on my first 3ds game since Kingdom hearts ddd? No
rush I still love you Nintendo XD. It could've been a case misprint like revelations or something more serious like a cartridge malfunction.. Im assuming that's what it is and Nintendo took the steps to prevent a potential catastrophe.
Damn, I was having trouble dealing with the wait until tomorrow...this blows...
Argh this sucks
I went and checked at my local GameStop here in West Virginia, and I was told that it was still on track for that day. Hope the guy I talked to wasn't telling me a bunch of crap, I've had this preordered for a long time.
i called my gamestop and they said there was no delay
It's a good thing my friend checked his newsfeed or else he would have had a disappointing trip to Gamestop.
NOOOOOO! Oh well I guess I'll just download it instead.
Good thing I'm downloading the game from the eShop.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, why, why I was so looking forward to playing this tomorrow after my classes, I have no time to play it on Wednesday or even pick it up
My local gamestop tells me that the game "releases on tuesday", meaning they should have it then, but he still said I should call to see if they have it in. Hope so.
Amazon has the notice posted on their page, but when you check out (with Prime) it says it will ship on the 4th and arrive on the 6th. Of course Prime normally gets you same day delivery, so there may be a delay and they are just saying it will ship on the 4th.
On a related note, does anybody know why Gamestop stopped accepting pre-orders a week or two ago?
Big deal. This ain't the first game that gets delayed because of shipping errors. It's still on the way.
Tsk, I really want to play Fire Emblem Awakening...