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The Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS bundle includes a 4GB SD card, on which the game is loaded, and will sell for $199.99, Nintendo of America announced today. That's a bit cheaper than buying a $170 (non-XL) 3DS and a $40 game separately, and the card is 2GB larger than the one included with the standa...

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Fire Emblem: Awakening will be available in a lovely hardware bundle in the US and Canada, alongside its standard and eShop releases. The 3DS bundle features the same specially decorated blue 3DS released in Japan with the game. It's worth noting that this is an original 3DS, and not a 3DS XL. Bein...

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Despite the unique and interesting qualities of the 3DS' StreetPass and SpotPass functionality, I've rarely had reason to use it. So far, my favorite example of StreetPass functionality has been found in Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, where it's possible to swap Dark Notes and custom character cards. ...

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A demo for Fire Emblem: Awakening will be released on the 3DS eShop in North America on January 17. If you only know the Fire Emblem characters from Super Smash Bros., this is a good chance to find out if you like them in their actual game. There will be more to download following the February 4 re...

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Fire Emblem: Awakening for 3DS has an official North American release date, just announced during Nintendo Direct: February 4, 2013. Awakening features "relationship levels," which players can boost by putting two characters in close proximity on the battlefield, or having them engage in frequent c...

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Fire Emblem: Awakening, hastily announced at E3 for North America, has been given a 2013 release window. Nintendo showed some Japanese gameplay and a logo for the game that is, at the moment, called just "Fire Emblem." Like in Japan, there will be paid DLC....

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After a 3DS software showcase in which no new 3DS software was announced, Nintendo surprised us all by tweeting confirmation of a North American release for Fire Emblem: Awakening, the 3DS iteration of the popular strategy role-playing series. There's no release window, but Nintendo promised "more ...

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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. Next week, representatives from Ninten...

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