Fire Emblem: Awakening Release Details

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

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Nintendo of America has recently revealed a few juicy tidbits about the release of the upcoming Fire Emblem: Awakening, which is due to launch on the 4th of February. To start off, the game will be available as a physical copy in retail as well as in digital download form on the eShop for the entirely unexpected price of $39.99. They also touched on the subject of DLC. There will be a free piece of DLC available when the game is released. Players will be able to download it at any time after a certain point in the game. The free DLC is only free for a limited time, so be sure to download it as soon as you can. Future DLC will be priced and will arrive on a weekly basis after the game is released.

Fire Emblem: Awakening

Fire Emblem: Awakening is getting Day One DLC. At least it’s free.

Streetpass was another topic that the press release described. Players will be able to make a Streetpass team of 10 units. These units will appear in another person’s game via Streetpass. At this point, players will be able to hire the leader of the Streetpass team or buy any weapons the team may be carrying. They can also choose to battle the team and recruit the leader for free should they win. Winning Streetpass battles will also net players “renown”, which can be viewed by other players through Streetpass.

One last piece of information that is sure to excite you is that you won’t have to wait until the game launches to try it out. That’s right, Awakening will be getting a demo. The demo is set to arrive on the eShop next week, the 17th of January.

Fire Emblem: Awakening

This is the first time I’ve seen a AAA first-party Nintendo title get a demo.

So, what do you think of these new details? Are you even more excited for Fire Emblem: Awakening?

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About James Best

James Best is a recent addition to the oprainfall staff, joining just before E3 2012. Primarily a video game critic, he also reports on news occasionally. He hopes to become a professional critic sometime in the future. While he does enjoy a good RPG, he can appreciate a wide variety of genres from platformers to shooters.




  • Apparently, a Fire Emblem 3DS bundle is coming as well. Well, if this website that has no actual magazine source can be trusted: http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2013/01/10/fire-emblem-awakening-3ds-bundle-will-see-north-american-release/

    • Also, GoNintendo seems to have reported it as well, supposedly from the latest issue of GameInformer: http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=194059

    •  THEY’RE ACTUALLY BRINGING IT TO AMERICA!?!?!?!? If I had the money, I’d sell my Zelda 3DS for it.

    • multibottler0cket

       :O I will get it if this is true <3<3<3

  • Marth is free DLC.

  • Gary65

    Will Europe be getting the demo too or will it be later?

  • multibottler0cket

    I still think DLC is stupid.

    • When it’s done right, it can be pretty good.  When it isn’t, not so much.

    • Guts2

      Yeah! I think developers should just wrap up a game and never think about it again save for sequels  and never EVER make additional content that is completely optional to the playing experience of the player!

    • multibottler0cket

      Like in the good old days! 🙂