During this morning’s Nintendo Direct, strategy-RPG fans got their first look at the English version of Fire Emblem: Awakening.
The trailer shows some of the game’s cel-shaded CG cutscenes, along with a lot of gameplay. If you listen carefully, you can also hear a bit of the English version’s dubbing.
Fire Emblem: Awakening follows the story of Chrom as he battles his nation’s enemies. For the first time, the game also allows players to create and customize their own personal character. In addition, the game expands upon the “Support” system of previous games. By building relationships between the characters in Fire Emblem: Awakening, players can increase their combat potential, and allow multiple units to gang up on an enemy. For the romantically inclined, the characters can also get married.
The visual design is also quite striking, combining sprite-based maps with detailed, 3D battle scenes. This is supplemented by the previously mentioned cel-shaded CG cutscenes interspersed throughout the game.
Fire Emblem: Awakening is set to release in North America in early 2013.
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