Fire Emblem Awakened by continuous, regular DLC

This definitely isn’t the Nintendo of old. Following the launch of Fire Emblem: Awakening on 3DS, the game will receive a steady stream of weekly maps.

Nintendo will support Fire Emblem: Awakening as soon as it releases.

On launch day, there will be new maps available to download, and from that point forward, regular content will appear at different price points. As a token gesture, the first map will be free for a limited time.

Players can access the DLC from the Outrealm Gate on the world map once the fifth mission has been completed. Aside from introducing new stoylines, the DLC will also introduce new playable characters, new skills, and items.

Fire Emblem: Awakening also makes excellent use of SpotPass and StreetPass. Not only will  free content  be regularly distributed via SpotPass, but players can also set up a 10-unit StreetPass team, and interface with others. StreetPass characters will randomly appear on the world map, and can be recruited in various different ways.

Fire Emblem: Awakening arrives in the US on February 4th (with a demo hitting the eShop on January 17) with an April EU release to follow.

(Source: Nintendo)

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