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Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC and Demo Details Revealed

by Nicholas Bray - January 10, 2013, 4:41 pm PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Nintendo will be launching the game with a steady stream of DLC ready to go.

Nintendo America has revealed new information regarding DLC for Fire Emblem: Awakening, which will be launching on February 4.

DLC maps will be available to purchase on launch day with more to come regularly. Players will be able to download the first DLC map for free for a limited time, which serves as an introduction. The DLC is purchased through the Outrealm Gate and becomes available to players after completing the fifth mission in the main story. The new content boasts new class types, skills, playable characters, and storylines, while special maps give players more opportunities to earn experience points, gold, and other rare items.

Along with extra content from purchasing through the game, Nintendo will also be sending out new content through SpotPass for free. The free SpotPass content will be sent out in the launch time frame and will feature new maps, storylines, characters, and items.

Fire Emblem fans will have the chance to try out the game before it launches—an eShop demo will be made available on January 17. When the game launches on February 4, players will be able to purchase at retail or as a downloadable game from the eShop. The game will be priced at $39.99.

Downloadable Content Keeps the Epic Adventure of Fire Emblem: Awakening Burning Bright

Nintendo has revealed new information about Fire Emblem Awakening, launching exclusively for Nintendo 3DS on Feb. 4. The story of Fire Emblem Awakening begins in the kingdom of Ylisse and centers on Lord Chrom, the brother of Ylisse’s Holy Ruler. Chrom leads the Shepherds, a band of soldiers who defend the borders of Ylisse from Plegian bandits. Players create a custom avatar and play as Chrom’s right-hand man who is deeply ingrained in the main storyline. In addition to an immersive storyline, Fire Emblem Awakening keeps the adventure going with StreetPass and SpotPass functionality, as well as downloadable content available for purchase. Newly revealed information includes the following:

Downloadable Content: Maps will be available to purchase and download starting on launch day, and others will be distributed regularly. The first downloadable map will be available for free for a limited time only and will serve as an introduction to the steady weekly stream of additional maps. The additional maps will be offered at different price points. Players with a copy of Fire Emblem Awakening and a broadband Internet connection will be able to access the downloadable content through the Outrealm Gate located on the in-game world map, which will be unlocked after the player completes the fifth mission in the main story mode. The content will include additional information about new class types, skills, playable characters, maps with new storylines and special maps that let players earn more experience points, gold or other rare items.

SpotPass: In addition to content that can be purchased from within the game, Nintendo will also distribute new content via SpotPass for free. SpotPass content will be distributed in the launch time frame and will feature new maps with new storylines, characters and items.

StreetPass: Fire Emblem Awakening players can set up a StreetPass Team and exchange certain game data with other players. The StreetPass Team is made up of 10 units from an existing team in story mode. Players can also edit team names and create custom messages for other players to see. StreetPass characters will randomly appear on the world map, giving players the option to recruit the team leader with gold, buy any weapons or items the team is carrying or battle and win to recruit the leader for free. Like the random battles in the main story mode, the player will have full control of battles in StreetPass mode. Players will also earn “renown” based on battles won. A players’ “renown” is visible to other players through StreetPass.

Fans can also try out Fire Emblem Awakening prior to launch by downloading the free demo available in the Nintendo eShop. The demo will be available on Jan. 17. When the game launches on Feb. 4, shoppers can purchase the packaged game as usual at retail locations nationwide. Or they can simply purchase and download the game on their own from the Nintendo eShop using a wireless broadband connection. Regardless of their purchasing method, the game sells for a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information about Fire Emblem Awakening, visit http://fireemblem.nintendo.com/.


styg422January 10, 2013

Getting this day one, and I cannot wait for the demo next week

azekeJanuary 10, 2013

But... bu.. but Europe...

RazorkidJanuary 10, 2013

The year of 3DS begins Feb 4th...

Pixelated PixiesJanuary 11, 2013

It sucks that I have to wait until April to play this game. Especially given that Nintendo already gave Europe a Fall 2012 release date for this game only to delay it. You can't play with my heart like that Nintendo!

ToraJanuary 12, 2013

Reggie Strikes back. 

the asylumJanuary 14, 2013

Unusual that it's being released on a Monday.

On a completely unrelated note, isn't it great to be able to know exactly when you'll be sick three weeks in advance? Come Feb. 2, I'm going to come down with a pretty stubborn flu. Oh yes, I'll call up work and say, "Gee, Boss, I'd hate to miss work but I'm just too gosh darn sick."

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