Fire Emblem: Awakening’s First English Trailer

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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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.

Make sure you check out our full Nintendo Direct recap here. You can also watch the whole thing here.

What about Fire Emblem: Awakening gets you the most excited? Sound off in the comments.

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  • I don’t need it.  I don’t need it.  I don’t need it….I NEED IT!!!!!!!!!

  • 2013 can’t come soon enough.

  • I want this inside my 3DS.  *drools*

  • With this, Paper Mario and Animal Crossing coming out it in the near future, I’m starting to remember why I bought a 3DS in the first place.

  • I’m not here to be nit picky, but this isn’t the first time you could make your own character. It was possible in a Japanese only release of the game. Just sayin’

    • First time for American audiences.

    • I know there was a “you” character in one of the GBA games, but I didn’t know there were customizable characters in Japanese only titles.

      Anyway, I just wrote this according to what they said in the Nintendo Direct.

    • The player character in the first U.S. GBA release wasn’t much of a character, though.  Just a faceless avatar that the player could give a name, gender, and birth month. (S)he never participates in active battle, nor is the character ever depicted with a portrait.  Just a tiny sprite that’s vague enough to be either gender.

    • I know, that’s why I said “the first time.” I figured that it didn’t count. I’ll still need to look up the Japanese games, though.

      EDIT: Found at least one. Not worth it to change anything though.

  • I want this soo bad!! Aside from The Legend of Zelda, Fire Emblem is my favorite series

  • Go Fire Emblem: Awakening, Go! You will have my European money, you glorious son of a bitch!

  • Damn if only it came out around christmas.

  • ;__________; IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL YOU GUYS.

  • *squeals*

  • This.  I must have.

  • Oh my goodness…oh my dayum!

    I can’t frickin wait!

  • It looks great. I’m so excited for this!! 😀

  • IkeFE

    Fire Emblem Pride!