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I let out an involuntary "hell yeah!" upon hearing that Fire Emblem for Game Boy Advance is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow, December 4. In fact, I think my body even twisted in excitement for a few seconds there...


When I was younger, I would spend months -- and in some cases years, on and off -- completing the same videogames repeatedly. Forget new game plus. I didn't need extra motivation. This was back when I could only afford to buy...


Robin, the vanilla, wrong representation of Fire Emblem: Awakening's main character, is a bit of a sneak in Smash Bros. First it's the flirtation with dark magic, now it's word that Robin's Nosferatu attack will damage e...


Lucina, originally introduced to us as Marth in Fire Emblem: Awakening, will in fact share his move set in the upcoming Smash Bros. Masahiro Sakurai explained on the Miiverse: "Her physical ablilites are identical to Mar...


This evening at a special event, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems announced a new intellectual property for 3DS, a turn-based strategy game with shooter elements called Code Name: STEAM. During a post-presentation Q&A ses...


Ike, the mercenary swordsman from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, is reprising his role in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, Nintendo revealed today. And from the looks of things, the dude's been hitting the gym pretty hard since we last saw him in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Just look at those bulging muscles! Beefcake! BEEFCAKE! Ike [Super Smash Bros., thanks Josh]


I've always wanted arms like a blacksmith. Not weaponry. I'm talking those sinewy anchor arms and mallet fists that would have you coughing up blood with a few quick pummels. Yet, they're delicate and expert enough to emboss...


Fire Emblem: Awakening is Nintendo resident tough-as-nails, patience testing magic-and-fantasy 3DS title. Monster Hunter is Capcom's resident tough-as-nails, patience testing club-a-dinosaur game franchise. Putting them...


One of the best games of this year, Fire Emblem: Awakening, is currently $15 at Best Buy. For comparison, Amazon, Gamestop, and WalMart are all selling it for $40 still. The catch is that, while you can order it online, you w...


Fire Emblem: Awakening opened to phenomenal reception both critically and commercially, and if early reviews are anything to go by, Shin Megami Tensei IV will follow suit. Naturally, this seems like the perfect opportunity to...


Niiiiiiiiice! When I caught early word of this deal I just grinned. What a wonderful way to get two of the best role-playing games I've played in a long time in the hands of more gamers. Here's how it works: Register both upc...


Okay, I think I bought a girl's shirt. Cruising the floor at Anime Expo today, I saw and had to have this shirt featuring Gato from Chrono Trigger, but with the purple backing and pink font, I'm not sure it's meant for me. I'...


Fire Emblem: Awakening surprised just about everyone with its critical and commercial success. In Japan, the 3DS strategy RPG had sold over 400K units through June 2012, and it's likely continued to grow since then. In the US...


Nintendo has done a fantastic job supporting Fire Emblem: Awakening so far, with new DLC dropping so frequently it's hard to make time for it all. However it was yesterday's map release that caught the eye of NeoGAF board mem...


[Awkward Zombie by Katie Tiedrich] Two of the more mind-blowing Wii U announcements in the past few months have been Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and Monolith Soft's "X," the spiritual successor to Xenoblade. For the soft...


During a press junket following yesterday's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo showed off a few of the new maps to follow the commercial and critical acclaimed Fire Emblem: Awakening. Awakening has already seen a steady release of wee...


How did you play the fantastic 3DS tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening? Did you leave permadeath on, playing the game's classic mode? Or were you more than happy to switch on the game's casual mode, which has your dead charac...


With Fire Emblem: Awakening released on 3DS and seeing quite the success, many may be wondering what that could mean for developer Intelligent Systems' other franchise, Advance Wars. When inquired about the possibility of a n...


Fire Emblem: Awakening didn't crack February's monthly NPD chart, but that doesn't mean the 3DS title hasn't been a roaring success. In fact, Nintendo has revealed the strategy role-paying game put up "the best first month sa...


Be sure the SpotPass feature is enabled for Fire Emblem: Awakening, as the game will be getting new (free!) content all throughout spring. Up first is "A Hard Miracle," a map available now that has a mysterious woman and some...


This week's Nintendo Download has something for just about everyone. Bit.Trip Presents Runner2 is fantastic and it's available now via the Wii U eShop. Also on the console side of things, Retro City Rampage has arrived o...


Remember that naughty Tharja figure scuplt from Wonder Festival 2013 from a few weeks back? You all had a lot to say about it, and I'm not surprised about that. But what is surprising is that people are st...


Have you been checking out the DLC offerings for Fire Emblem yet? In a nutshell, after progressing a bit in the story, you can access the DLC store to buy new maps that can offer new characters, items, and other perks. As a ...


That's a lot of music. And man, that Fire Emblem theme sends chills down my spine every time. I've been enjoying Fire Emblem: Awakening on my 3DS, and I've been particularly impressed with the game's score. Little did I know,...


Our friends across the pond were treated to a slightly different Nintendo Direct then we were. Amongst the European-exclusive announcements was a trio of hardware bundles for the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Fire Em...


If you’re anything like me, Valentine’s Day is a very special time of year. A time to be reminded that your crippling social anxieties and complete lack of desirable personality traits mean you’re likely to ...


You want some Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC? You can nab Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC Champions of Yore 3 today. You've seen this map before, but it adds a different story and different challenges this time around. The import...


I remember first encountering Tharja in Fire Emblem: Awakening. She was kind of rude and wishy-washy to my party at first, but I took her on anyway. Thinking back, I'm glad I did. Now, if she had showed her love for books (as...


The first wave of downloadable content (DLC) has hit Fire Emblem: Awakening, and to buy it, you need to do a little bit more than just load up the eShop. As previously mentioned in my tips guide for the game, you need to prog...


Frugal, practical, snobby -- call me what you will, but I'm not going to buy a new console until it has enough exclusives to merit the purchase. But, how many is enough? Whatever that amount is, Microsoft must have hit it, as...


Fire Emblem is a pretty mysterious series to many gamers out there. Firstly, it's a strategy RPG (SRPG), which already places it in an established niche. Then you have to consider the fact that Nintendo didn't release the ser...


Those seeking out a physical copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening may have to wait a little longer than expected. Amazon has reported a "potential shipping delay," while both GameStop and Best Buy have the Ninte...


It can't be Monday again, can it? My phone, calendar, and PC tell me that it most certainly is, but I've just spent an entire day stuck on planes and in airports, thus I may very well have gone mad. Regardless, I'm ...


So you've gotten your grubby mitts on Fire Emblem: Awakening, and now you're itching to take down some baddies as soon as possible on the glorious field of battle. But given the nature of the strategy RPG genre, things can ge...


The Wii U is getting something this week in the form of a game that was released on PC, Mac, Xbox Live Arcade, and the PlayStation Network last year -- Puddle. If you haven't tried the wonderful game The Cave yet, check out C...


Nintendo could have never predicted the glowing reception of Fire Emblem in the US. After Super Smash Bros. Melee, fans worldwide were clamoring for more of the mysterious Roy and Marth. Unbeknownst to many fans however, they...


Fire Emblem: Awakening is almost here, guys. Just one more week; you can make it. To get you ready and up to speed, Nintendo has produced a new video that completely explains the character progression system in the latest in...


In typical Strategy RPG (and Fire Emblem) fashion, the upcoming 3DS game Fire Emblem: Awakening will have a heap of classes to choose from. This new video from Nintendo showcases the game's 40+ classes, from Pegasus Knights ...


Nintendo has posted a new video for Fire Emblem: Awakening, and it's a great introduction for people who have never played the series before. It goes over the basics like the general story, troop placement, and general tips ...


[Update: Nintendo of America has confirmed the bundle for the US and Canada.] Many moons ago, Japan got a limited edition Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS system bundle, and man, is it sexy looking. Well, if you don't live in Japan...






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