E3 2012: North America is getting Fire Emblem: Awakening

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Get ready to celebrate 3DS owners! We are getting Fire Emblem: Awakening, the newest portable entry in the series. Oddly enough, Nintendo didn’t make a big fuss about it. The game didn’t appear at its official press conference for 3DS games and isn’t at Nintendo’s booth, but IGN spoke to Reggie Fils-Aime, CEO of Nintendo’s American branch, and Fils-Aime says we’re getting it. That’s good enough for me!

There’s a whole new story in Fire Emblem: Awakening. Players follow a prince from the Kingdom of Iris as he fights against an evil empire and attempts to bring peace to that land. That sounds pretty familiar. The players get to create a custom character, as in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem. That’s a DS game we didn’t get, so don’t be surprised if you didn’t recognize it. It will also allow players to have characters team up for Dual Battles if allies are close enough together and friendly.

Fire Emblem: Awakening is notable in that it offers DLC and also allows players to turn off the permadeath option. In addition, the relationship system returns and players will be able to pair up their warriors and later see their children participate in the fight. It sounds absolutely awesome.

The only thing we don’t know is when we’ll get Fire Emblem: Awakening. Since it’s already available in Japan, I’m hoping it’ll be released before 2012 ends!

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