|[February 04, 2013]
The Adventure of a Lifetime Awaits in Fire Emblem Awakening
REDMOND, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
You are standing at the edge of a massive battlefield. Before you stands
a sea of enemies: wyvern riders, dark mages, fearsome knights. You and
your companions must use your wits to defeat the approaching onslaught.
One wrong move could end in defeat. But the right decisions could result
in a glorious victory. Your archer is in position. Your healer is
standing close. You are defending the Kingdom of Ylisse from a vicious
enemy alongside the bravest warriors in the land. You are ready. This is Fire
Today, for the first time, the epic fantasy turn-based strategy series
launches for Nintendo
3DS in retail stores and in the Nintendo eShop. Fire Emblem
Awakening follows the story of Lord Chrom as he bands together with
a growing army of brave companions to save the world from a rising evil.
"The Fire Emblem series has been enchanting fans for years on
many different Nintendo systems," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of
America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "From Game Boy
Advance to Wii,
millions of knights- and mages-in-the-making have enjoyed adventures
through the mysterious and fantastical worlds of these games. This new
Nintendo 3DS adventure will let people experience the franchise in a
whole new way with detailed graphics, an engrossing storyline and deep
Fire Emblem Awakening stars a massive cast of playable characters
with unique personalities and individual skills. As the dramatic and
emotional storyline unfolds, the characters in the game take part in
numerous battles where strategic decisions determine success or failure.
Like previous games in the Fire Emblem series, if a beloved
character falls in battle, he or she is gone forever. This unique
feature continues to add tension and urgency to the engrossing game play
the Fire Emblem series is known for. For a more casual game-play
experience, players can choose "casual mode," which does not have the
permanent death system
New to the series are a host of new features that make Fire Emblem
Awakening the deepest and most robust entry in the series. In the
game, when characters pair up, they can perform devastating dual strikes
or protect each other from oncoming enemies. As the game progresses,
these partnered characters build a relationship and can eventually get
married and have children. Players can use the StreetPass functionality
of the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system to create "StreetPass teams"
composed of the characters from the game. After tagging someone with
StreetPass, players can engage with the opposing team and battle for
control of the opposing team's leader, recruit the team leader with gold
or purchase any items he or she is carrying.
Outside of the main campaign, owners of Fire Emblem Awakening can
purchase and download additional weekly maps. The maps will offer
valuable rewards for completing them, including new playable characters,
new class types and skills. The first of these downloadable maps
features legendary Fire Emblem character Marth. This map is
available now, and is free until March 5. Additional maps will be
released each week and can be purchased from the in-game shop. In
addition to content that can be purchased from within the game, Nintendo
will also distribute new content via SpotPass for free. Starting at
launch and continuing for the months following, SpotPass content will be
distributed and will feature new maps with new storylines, characters
In addition to the stand-alone game, a special limited-edition Fire
Emblem Awakening Nintendo 3DS bundle is also now available in
stores. The bundle includes the game pre-installed on a blue Nintendo
3DS system emblazoned with Fire Emblem artwork. It also includes
a 4GB SD memory card. The bundle is available for a suggested retail
price of $199.99.
Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults
manage the content their children can access. For more information about
this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
For more information about Fire Emblem Awakening, visit http://fireemblem.nintendo.com.
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it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has
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