Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Demo Awakens from Slumber Today

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

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Fire Emblem

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

Starting today, January 17th 2013, the long-awaited demo for the revival of the nostalgic strategy series Fire Emblem is available from the Nintendo eShop. This newest title, Fire Emblem: Awakening, marks not only the first title in this series designed and created for the 3DS, but also the sixth direct North American release in just over a decade spent on this side of the Pacific. With a total space requirement of 1026 units for download on SD storage, this item is one of the larger downloads that have frequented the newer trend from Nintendo in giving out free demos of future product.

Personally, I believe that this step is welcome in giving fans a taste of what will be coming to retail shelves on February 4th. Just be prepared for a lengthy download time; the capability of “Download Later” was never so valuable as right now. More to come in reviews from Operation Rainfall after the official release.

SOURCE: Nintendo 3DS eShop

 

About Joel McCabe

Former Staff- Joel McCabe's first personal gaming experience was PITFALL for the Atari 2600 in 1984. Having owned or played on every US-released game console gives a wide history, ranging from fighters, to shooters, to strategy, to plaformers, to JRPG and beyond. Starting with Jumpman for the C-64, he has played games on PC occasionally for nearly 20 years. He currently owns a 360 and a 3DS.




  • The Download Later feature is pretty handy.

  • I have never played a Fire Emblem game before so i decided to download the demo. My reaction to the game demo was basically I need this game right now!

  • I haven’t played a Fire Emblem game in awhile but after playing the demo, I felt right at home. So excited to get this after class when it finally releases.

  • I’m already getting the game and pretty much know what to expect, so I’ll be holding off on the demo and keeping myself fresh for the full release. Not too much longer to wait!

  • NinjaApe

    Why is there a limit on how many times we can play it? I never heard of any other company doing that.