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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]

November 5th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

January 1st 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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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 gam...

July 9th 2013 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Unlike most other games in the series, Fire Emblem: Awakening includes an optional "casual mode" that lets you use characters in future battles even after they're killed. It's surprisingly controversial, even within developer Intelligent Systems."I was on the side that said we shouldn't include Cas...

April 3rd 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

March 15th 2013 at 12:20pm 0 Comments
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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 int...

March 13th 2013 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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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." S...

February 26th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments