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The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming - an examination of Nintendo's long-running, turn-based strategy series Fire Emblem - is dedicated to anyone who still thinks of Marth as "that sword jerk from Super Smash Bros." You know who you are. [Image: Nintendo]...

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Team Joystiq is barging into 2014 with a celebration of last year's best games. Keep reading throughout the week to see our assembly of ingenious indies and triple-A triumphs. The last time I fell so deeply in love with a strategy-RPG was with Shining Force on the Sega Genesis, so Fire Emblem: Awa...

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As part of a newly launched promotional offer, Club Nintendo members are eligible to receive $30 in eShop credit for buying and registering both Nintendo's Fire Emblem: Awakening and Atlus' upcoming Shin Megami Tensei 4 for the Nintendo 3DS. Club Nintendo members have the option of buying both g...

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Fire Emblem Awakening shifted 180,000 units across its debut month at North American retail, Nintendo of America tells us. In a statement sent to Joystiq, the company said the tactical 3DS RPG enjoyed best ever first month sales in the franchise's nearly 23-year history. No doubt that was helped by...

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Fire Emblem: Awakening has DLC maps available through its "Outrealm Gate." But there's also extra content coming to the strategy game for free, through the 3DS' SpotPass download service. Today, you can get a map called "A Hard Miracle," about Prince Chrom rescuing a group of villagers, by going in...

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This trailer gives you a good idea of what you get when you buy Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC. Depending on the map or map pack you buy, you'll get vintage Fire Emblem characters, tons of money, rare items, or even items that let you change your characters' classes to the "Dread Fighter" or "Bride." ...

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This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. In 2001, Nintendo of America had a deci...

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Fire Emblem: Awakening is the best soap opera since CBS cancelled Guiding Light. If you've never played a Fire Emblem before, imagine Final Fantasy Tactics from an overhead perspective, or a particularly bloated derivation of chess. Nintendo's stalwart helped establish the turn-based tactical RPG g...

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Nintendo sent us a special-edition Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS, and in the course of staring at it, we decided to take some pictures and share them with you. We can now confirm two things: It's definitely a standard 3DS, and not a 3DS XL It's really prettyThe 3DS bundle includes a 4GB memory card ...

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Fire Emblem: Awakening has strategically issued a demo in advance of its February 4 release date. You can engage with its forces and then make the tactical decision of whether or not to enter the battle in earnest. Also available on 3DS today: Tokyo Crash Mobs, the puzzle game about lining up peopl...

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