Nintendo releasing special 3DS featuring new RTS game

9:53 PM, Jan 15, 2013   |    comments
Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem Awakening' 3DS bundle.
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When Fire Emblem Awakening launches on February 4, it will be accompanied by a special version of the Nintendo 3DS hardware.  The blue handheld gaming system is emblazoned with Fire Emblem artwork, has the game pre-installed on the hardware, and comes packaged with a 4GB SD memory card. 

Fire Emblem Awakening is the 11th entry of the Fire Emblem fantasy turn-based strategy series and the first on Nintendo 3DS.  It tells the story of Lord Chrom and his growing army of companions as they band together to save the world from a rising evil.  As with past entries in the series, every decision the player makes is vital, as characters lost in battle are gone forever.  A demo of Fire Emblem Awakening will be available for download from the Nintendo eShop on January 17. 

Starting on launch day, additional maps will be available to purchase and download.  The first downloadable map will be free for a limited time and will be followed by additional maps on a weekly basis.  Players with a copy of Fire Emblem Awakening and a broadband Internet connection will be able to access the downloadable content through the in-game world map. 

Nintendo has stated the  will be available at a suggested retail price of $199.99 USD.  3DS gamers who already own a 3DS system will be able to purchase the game alone.


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