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Fire Emblem: Awakening global sales near 2 million

Let's take a minute from Fire Emblem If minutia (here and here and here) to appreciate how we got here. Fire Emblem: Awakening, once expected to be the last game in a now rejuvenated series, has sold at least 1.79 million copies worldwide. ...   read

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Fire Emblem IRL
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This blacksmith made Chrom's sword from Fire Emblem

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 fine designs i...   read

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Fire Emblem sale

PSA: Fire Emblem: Awakening is $15 at Best Buy

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 will have to do ...   read

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Fire Emblem: Awakening

Awakening was almost the last Fire Emblem game

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, digital and r...   read

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Fire Emblem Censored

This Fire Emblem scene was too hot for North America

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 member YoshiRider1...   read

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Fire Emblem sales

New maps are on the way for Fire Emblem: Awakening

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 weekly maps for do...   read

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Fire Emblem: Awakening

'No way': Fire Emblem: Awakening director on casual mode

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 characters coming bac...   read

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Fire Emblem sells 180K

Fire Emblem: Awakening exceeds 180,000 sales in February

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 sales in franchis...   read

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Fire Emblem freebies

Fire Emblem: Awakening rolling out SpotPass freebies

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 obligatory kid...   read


More views of naughty Fire Emblem: Awakening Tharja fig

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 still talking abo...   read

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Fire Emblem gets a new DLC trailer

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 reminder, Champ...   read


Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC available today

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 important part i...   read

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Fire Emblem DLC

This is how you download DLC in Fire Emblem: Awakening

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 progress past Chapt...   read

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Five Best Fire Emblems

Ranked: The five best Fire Emblem games

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 series in American...   read

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Fire Emblem delays

Fire Emblem: Awakening experiencing delays at retail

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 Nintendo 3DS title p...   read

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Tips for Fire Emblem

Essential tips before you start Fire Emblem: Awakening

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 get a little dice...   read

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Fire Emblem review

Review: Fire Emblem: Awakening

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 already had an...   read

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Character progression in Fire Emblem: Awakening explained

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 installment of th...   read

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This video teaches you about Fire Emblem's class system

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 to a legendary ...   read

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Learn how to play Fire Emblem: Awakening with a new video

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 for success. Yo...   read

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Fire Emblem Bundle

The Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS bundle may see US shores

[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 and wanted to ...   read

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Fire Emblem: Awakening

Preview: Fire Emblem: Awakening looks banging

As venerable as the Fire Emblem series is, I've only played bits and pieces over the years, partially because of how few entries in the series have been brought stateside. When, ten years ago now, a buddy showed me this Game Boy Advance tit...   read


Fire Emblem: Awakening set for February in North America

Did you catch the latest Nintendo Direct? One of the highlights was Fire Emblem: Awakening finally getting an exact launch date for North America. Over here, the big day is February 4, 2013. So, reasonably soon. I feel like I should know a ...   read


E3: Fire Emblem: Awakening confirmed for North America

You know how you've been waiting to hear an update on whether or not Fire Emblem: Awakening will come to North America? Well, it is, but Nintendo decided that waiting until right now to say anything about the matter was the way to go. Oh, y...   read


Hope still burns for a Fire Emblem: Awakening US release

Although a PAL release was pretty much immediately procured, us American folk have been waiting, salivating, and begging for a State-side release of Fire Emblem Awakening. FE:A is the newest 3DS iteration of the Fire Emblem series, and the ...   read



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