Do you know what’s even better than waking up to find the world hasn’t ended? Getting up and learning a Nintendo 3DS game you can’t wait to play is part of a pre-order promotion. Nintendo is working with GameStop to give people who pre-order Fire Emblem: Awakening an exclusive artbook. Details are slim, but it’s a limited edition item that will include all kinds of lovely character art that was used in the creation of the game.
At the moment, no other websites offer any Fire Emblem: Awakening pre-order incentives. If you want the artbook, you’ll have to go through GameStop to get it. Waiting could be costly, since GameStop’s listing actually says that artbook supplies are limited. It’s probably best if you pre-order right now.
Of course, getting the artbook could be as easy as getting to your GameStop first. The Fire Emblem: Awakening pre-order incentive will be distributed when you buy the game. If you’re having it shipped to you after ordering directly from GameStop.com, you (probably) have nothing to worry about, but from my experience getting the pre-order incentive at a GameStop store is based upon first come, first serve. If you’re pre-ordering just because you want Fire Emblem: Awakening art, I recommend being at GameStop first thing on February 4, 2013 to make sure you get your artbook.
Also, don’t forget to pick up a 3DS eShop card when you get Fire Emblem: Awakening! It has a lot of DLC in the form of extra characters and such. If you’re a real Fire Emblem fan, you may want to pay to add those past Fire Emblem heroes and heroines to your army. Even though I’m usually in the camp that avoids DLC, I’m going to grab one. I can’t resist the idea of characters from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, my favorite entry in the series, showing up in my 3DS game!
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