Fire Emblem: Awakening Awakens In U.S. This February [Update]

By Ishaan . December 5, 2012 . 9:27am

Fire Emblem: Awakening is headed to North America soon—sooner than you might have thought.


Nintendo of America announced via a Nintendo Direct this morning that the game is slated for release on February 4th, 2013. Meanwhile, Europe will get the game in April.


As previously reported, Fire Emblem: Awakening has downloadable episodes in Japan, and these episodes will be released in the west as well.


Update: European release window added.


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  • キロ

    Yay! I am sure many fans will be happy now, be sure not to miss out on this game. ^^


  • So uh… Fire Emblem 3DS please?

    • kylehyde

      what do you mean? this is fire emblem 3ds.

      • Pyrotek85

        I think he means a Fire Emblem themed 3DS, like as a bundle.

        • Mister_Nep

          Lol wow. We both end up responded almost at the exact same time with the same message. Are you a mind reader?

        • kylehyde

          @Mister_Nep:disqus @Pyrotek85:disqus in any case, he should write complete the sentence (if he really means a FE bundle) to avoid any misunderstood.

      • Mister_Nep

        I think they mean a special 3DS system bundle for Fire Emblem.

  • KingGunblader

    Two days before my birthday! I’m so excited. I’ll be playing Ni no Kuni at home and Fire Emblem on the go.

  • Prinnydoom

    GOD DAMMIT gagdf sdvftvtyvg sorry rage over good for you america good for you -___-

  • TheRealMalek

    Europe : april 2013

  • AweOfShe

    So hype~

  • No Soldier shall be left behind under my role as Tactician.

    • Pockystix

      but you can’t be a soldier in this game :(

      • keithmaxx

        You get a My Unit, you know…

  • PreyMantis
    • puchinri

      I like that you used the Jinrui fairy. But now all I think is,:
      “Your troops are on the decline! Declining will become a fad~!”

  • Best news all day! February 4th, I cannot wait. Plus, with reading week coming up soon after, I will have a lot of time to sink into this game.

  • Domii

    This may very well push me to get my very own 3DS, especially since the XL is going for 179 in bestbuy i think.The Vita has renew my love for portable gaming, now i want them all!

  • Wow this was earlier than I thought. I was expecting a late March/early April release but this is quite the good news! Can’t wait to play this supposed Fire Emblem game to end all Fire Emblems.

    • fayt255

      Fire Emblem ending? NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  • puchinri

    Wahoo! I can’t wait! We’re never going to be put our 3DS down~.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    That didn’t take as long as I thought. Thank goodness. Going to go pre-order today if Gamestop has it in their database.

  • Awesome! Another game for my 3DS library.

  • z_merquise

    Nice to see that the wait won’t be long.

    This and Metal Gear Rising at the same month, February 2013 is really going to be good!

  • axelfire250

    Hell freakin YES!!! This just made my day!

  • kuroneko0509

    Wonder if there’ll be that special 3ds bundle just like in Japan

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    I’m sad that us in Europe have to wait until April but at the same time at least we have a release date :D

    • Pyrotek85

      Yeah at least Feb vs April doesn’t seem too bad, sometimes PAL release dates are significantly later than everywhere else.

      • KHSoraKeyBlade

        Well, Nintendo have been pretty nice with the PAL release dates, a few times we get games 2 days before America or games might come out a week later or something. Plus games like Xenoblade and Last Story being released months before America.

        I guess it’s ok seeing as there is a bunch of games coming out in March. I don’t mind. :P

        • Pyrotek85

          Yeah I just feel bad for players in other regions sometimes.

          • KHSoraKeyBlade

            I guess as long as we get to play the games it’s fine, at least it’s not as bad as it used to be, Europeans used to have to wait months or maybe over a year for a game to see the light of day. I can deal with having no Fire Emblem until April, at least that way I get to play Persona 4 when it releases here in February :)

  • Godman

    Alright! Now this kicked my hype right back up (Had no choice to put it to sleep, since I thought I’d take more than a bloody year for a 3DS localization)

  • raymk

    I’m ready i’m ready! Figured we still get it before Europe never doubted it lol.

  • Awesome! I’ve never played a FE game, so this will be my first.
    Unless I find out it’s not a good place to start for a beginner…(?)

    • Kevin Tan

      This is probably a good one to start 1, as it has the Super Easy Modes and the ability to turn off permadeath if you don’t want it. I love it so far (JP version)… and my gosh, 49 hours and STILL not done with all the story and all the gaiden chapters…

  • *sniffle* Yay!!!!!

  • Something to look forward to in April for me then. Looking forward to my role as tactician as well!

  • pho_Enix

    April will be a very good month.

  • Man! I really want to play this game, but right now most of the 3ds games that I want is still in jap, so I don’t feel like buying a 3ds…. but this game is just…. ARGH!!! Can anyone recommend great3ds games for me? And if possible RPGs…

  • MrTyrant

    F…fe..february release? I cannot wait!

  • Elvick

    Nintendo needs to spread out their 3DS releases better. I swear there’s always nothing for me, then like 2 or 3 from just Nintendo in the same time frame.

    Oh well.

  • TimeMaster

    My boner is unstoppable. I can’t wait to play it!

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. That’s neat- two months difference is REALLY not much in the grand scheme of things for a European. We know it could be worse… *eyes Persona series*… so much worse…

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. That’s neat- two months difference is REALLY not much in the grand scheme of things for a European. We know it could be worse… *eyes Persona series*… so much worse…

  • TheTimeMage

    As a huge FE fan I’ll definitely be getting this. I do not like the new character models though – they look stumpy.

  • TruSpindash

    This is great news. I recently bought a 3DS so I’ll be looking forward to finally being able to play a new Fire Emblem.

  • Equus

    Nice. Guess that clinches a 3DS purchase for me.

  • Ben Sylvia

    *shocked and overjoyed gasp*

  • Just Tim

    I hope this is not a standalone like Sacred Stones.

  • AkuLord3

    So happy! bless you Nintendo. Maybe this time i won’t let one of my characters die this time (Lethe…she was my favorite but the mission in Path of Radiance was hard ;w;)

  • Triplicity

    Fire Emblem: Awakening also featured as the art piece for November 2013 in the Club Nintendo 2013 desk calendar!

  • Enma_Kozato

    Two months. YES, SO GOOD.

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