Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS Bundle and DLC Details

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For the upcoming February 4 launch of Fire Emblem Awakening, Nintendo has announced plans to pair the turn-based strategy RPG with the Nintendo 3DS system for a special edition bundle. The bundle will come with a blue Nintendo 3DS system featuring Fire Emblem-themed artwork, including an emblem of two dragons on either side of a sword. A digital copy of Fire Emblem Awakening will be pre-installed on the system which will also contain a 4GB SD memory card. $199.99 is the MSRP.

Starting today, a playable demo for Fire Emblem Awakening is available to try from the Nintendo eShop. At launch and beyond, Nintendo will also be expanding the game regularly via downloadable content, including weekly map packs. DLC plans as well as details for SpotPass and StreetPass functionality are outlined below, followed by a brand new batch of screenshots and concept art.

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.

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