Fire Emblem: Awakening Nintendo 3DS Bundle Coming To U.S. And Canada

By Ishaan . January 11, 2013 . 2:30pm

Nintendo of America are releasing a Fire Emblem: Awakening Nintendo 3DS bundle in the U.S. and Canada. The bundle will come with what appears to be the same special blue 3DS that Japan received, with the game pre-installed on it.



A price hasn’t been announced yet. More details, Nintendo say, will be announced at a later date. Fire Emblem: Awakening will hit North America on Feb. 4th.

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  • KingGunblader

    If there’s one flaw here: it’s that it’s not an XL. But I support this 100%.

    • Just about to say the same thing. If it had come out early, I could see a lot more people picking this up. It’s good for those who haven’t got a 3DS or wanted one for FE.

    • StarWarudo

      Would’ve been an instant buy for me if it was an XL. Dang it.

      • Aqua King

        I have been waiting for a special 3DS XL bundle to buy, and was hoping it would be with this game. Sadly disappointed :(

        • Theofratus ‘Geese’ Lester

          Let’s pray that we get a special 3DS XL for Pokemon X and Y…

    • Ben Sylvia

      Also it has the game pre-loaded on it.

    • MediaMindControl

      Completely agree. I would def buy this if it was an XL. Although there is one thing I can see as a better solution, giving MH a XL bundle!

      • gamefreak86

        Problem with MH XL is its just black. Give it some unique art like the 3g bundlewhite bundle and ill pre order.

        • MediaMindControl

          are we getting that bundle here though? I do really like the fire emblem one, and I remember when it came out in Japan and I was saying I would buy it if it came out here. Only problem is I want an XL only. I wish they had a MH bundle like the psp ones in japan! oh man carve me a rathalos on an XL and I’ll forgive them for making me wait so long.

          • gamefreak86

            Guess if this does well its possible.

  • ragingmerifes

    Too bad it’s not the XL version. That would be the only chance I had to play this game, because I don’t feel really interested in it.

  • Aww blue D: All well, I’m planning on picking this up then… hoping that there is still some left…

  • Triplicity

    Not an XL, pre-installed; coffin nailed for me personally, I’m afraid. It’s even worse that the Game Informer ad for this where a lot of people found out about it had a picture of an XL plastered on the top of it. It really is a nice design, though.

    EDIT: Nevertheless, bringing this over along with that aforementioned what, FOUR page(?) magazine ad shows that NoA’s pushing this game really hard. A far cry from the original “oh yeah we’re bringing over Fire Emblem sorry for not mentioning it in the main presentation”, yeah?

    • Curan_Altea

      Yeah I was devastated after their E3 presentations. Then they just “Oh yeah, also Fire Emblem.” I was hoping it wasn’t because they thought we wouldn’t care much about it or something, but seeing as hwo we’re getting the 3DS too they seem to have hope.

  • Anesia Hunter

    So, will there be a larger stock this time?

  • Curan_Altea

    Oh come on…… I want to support this series in every way, and I want that 3DS….. But I don’t think I have the money.

  • phangtom

    Now to make that tough decision with my wallet whether to get the special 3DS and a physical copy of the game as well. Since I want to support FE as much as I can.

  • Godman

    Damn! I’m torn, I didn’t think it would come here. I have to get this, but I already have a 3DS. Whats more I’ll have to postpone getting this game to wait for the bundle. T_T What to do

    • AnimusVox

      Lol I ALMOST got the Aqua Blue 3DS, we still had one left here at my store (since they don’t make that color anymore) because I didnt think we’d get this here in NA. What a day brightener <3

  • ZEROthefirst

    If I had the money I would go out and get that 3DS bundle and then buy a physical copy of FE:Awakening (I don’t like digital copies, I like having the case and everything for it).
    Of course I’d have to sell or trade in my 3DS I got on launch, but again I don’t have the money *sigh*

    • AnimusVox

      Yeah I wish it were physical also. But that’s fine with me, I’m just glad we’re getting it :>

    • I got a fire emblem gift pre order lol. So … I CAN BUY THIS ON MY OWN >:D

      • ZEROthefirst

        You’re breaking my heart here.

  • Suicunesol

    A lot more people would buy this if it was an XL. Having owned the regular 3DS and now an XL, there’s just no way I can go back.

    Speaking of which, I recently fired up my old DS Lite to play Riz-zoawd for the first time. I can’t believe that I ever played games on my DS and never understood just how minute those screens are. They’re almost cho-kawaii!

    • Pockystix

      now try playing the gameboy advanced again

      I felt like I was blind

      • LynxAmali

        It’s not THAT bad.

        I still play my Gameboy Color time to time.

  • Risa

    I was excited until I found out that it’s not an XL. Oh well…

  • BadenBadenPrinny

    I just had to buy a 3ds on black friday ;_;

    • 07thCrow

      Ditto… (T^T)

      • I got one last year and I’ve been waiting for this luckily I have 100 dollars saved up, just need to get my hands on 80$/100$ more

  • AnimusVox

    Hahahahahaha *happy crazy laughter*

  • 07thCrow

    ( ゚ Д゚) Why did I buy that 3DS on Black Friday?! Does anyone know if its an XL? Does the game come with the physical copy or is it downloaded?

    • AnimusVox

      It’s the smaller edition and the game is preloaded

  • Visa Vang

    I’m looking forward to this.

  • Ethan_Twain

    Okay guys, this is one of those situations where we should vote with our wallets. Nintendo is notorious for not supporting these types of games in the west, but with Fire Emblem they’re doing a bundle, they’re doing free DLC, they’re doing full page magazine spreads,… this is a game Nintendo is doing right by us with. So we should do right by them. By all accounts it’s an excellent game… go buy it! Show them that localizing and supporting an RPG type game is a good idea.

    • Ladius

      Why can’t I like posts more than one time? But seriously, this is the attitude that could save many jrpg series in the west, from Fire Emblem to Tales. Nintendo is really doing its best to promote the series, and we can only hope the western 3ds userbase will answer in the right way to their efforts.

    • AnimusVox

      Viva la Revolution

  • Edzo

    i dont get why people wish this was the XL. the regular 3ds is better. the graphics are stretched on the XL and look noticeably bad. sold my XL after 2 days owning it

  • FFmax

    Damn, I already have a 3DS, and this bundle looks really sexy.

  • Enma_Kozato


    On a serious note, who made the decision to release this info AFTER the holidays? Makes me feel guilty that I want to pick this up after receiving an XL for Christmas.

    • Yvonne Tsang

      I wouldn’t have minded the post-Christmas release if they had actually informed us they would bring the bundle BEFORE Christmas. Then I would have refrained from buying my XL. But I guess they wanted a high sales figure to report, and an announcement of a bundle coming after Christmas would have staggered the Christmas sales slightly.

  • Omikuji

    *looks at her Zelda Collectors pretty 3DS* … Damnit. Why didn’t I wait. That one is so much nicer looking agshsgah DX

  • someelfgirl

    i’m probably the only person on earth that’s glad it isn’t an XL… :x

    • Arrei

      I’m right there with you, I have no desire to get an XL. Now the question is, can I persuade myself to trade in my old red 3DS for this one… seems like a waste of money but DAMN, I want that thing!

    • raymk

      Any reason why you don’t want it to be an XL? I mean an XL has all the 3ds has plus longer battery life and a bigger brighter screen.

      • Suicunesol

        I didn’t know the XL has longer battery life. :O I also didn’t know that the XL screen was brighter. If anything, the XL screen has faded yellow tint.

      • someelfgirl

        I rarely ever get to use a portable as an actual portable, so battery life doesn’t bother me.

        and after comparing the two of them side by side, hands on and everything. I really just prefer the original.

        i know all the perks of the XL and i still don’t like the thing.

        heck, i still have my original phat ds and have not needed or wanted a new one since.

        • raymk

          Fair enough, we all have different things we prefer. At least you have a 3ds :).

        • The sun also has pretty crappy glare ._.

    • AnimusVox

      Nah I’m the same my friend. I’m not much of a fan of bigger handhelds personally and I don’t think it’d look as nice if it were XL.

      • XL is thinner. I’ve been waiting for this for over 6 months :3

  • almostautumn

    *Punches self in mouth at just ordering JPN 3DS*

    Oh well. When the region-lock gets busted someday I’ll pick this up.

  • Pockystix

    gah, already preorderd o A o

  • Maumac77

    Buying it, transferring data from current 3DS, and giving my old one to by brother (for a price of course). Not thinking twice about this <3

  • KyoyaHibari

    Diggin the FE style 3DS, not liking that it isn’t XL and the game is pre-installed.

  • If it were a physical FE:A I would be tempted to get this, I don’t even care that it isn’t a XL.

    • Triplicity

      Between those two things people are opting out of this one for this or that reason, myself included. It’s really unfortunate, y’know?

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Hope this time people will support this bundle here. While i surely can’t bought another 3DS anymore.T_T(Have 3 already here.) I hope all of those who are still waiting to have a 3DS would get this bundle.

  • YoshEE

    This look awesome but I have already got a 3ds so no point in buying them unless my 3ds is broken. But still awesome :D

  • JustThisOne

    these tears… they just don’t stop! :’)

  • puchinri

    The rumor wasn’t just a rumor! ;A; TTvTT

    I am so excited~! I think I can definitely convince my boyfriend that we should get this bundle and then each of us can have a 3DS.

  • Nyandroid

    A-am I seeing things!? [email protected]@=

  • AkuLord3

    Totally don’t mind that its the normal 3DS…sadly though i have a 3DS D; ehhh we’ll see

  • Freakin’ awesome! I wanted this to happen, but never thought it would. Sadly, I have my heart set on picking up fire emblem along with a 3DS XL, but this is still great news.

  • Priscilla Tang

    WHAT ABOUT AUSTRALIA?! (Any way I can get this via online?)

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      Gamestop in Australia will probably carry some of these same way they did with the OoT 3DS~.

  • FlameEmperor

    If I had know I would’ve hold off on spending on a few games to get this instead ;-;………

  • Elvick

    If I didn’t already have one, and I had somehow missed the OoT 3DS which is sexy too, then I’d have bought this one.

    Even if the inside screen is still black.

    edit; Oh, pre-installed game. Bleh, nevermind. I wouldn’t have bought this one.

  • Ladius

    Even though I already have an XL, I can see myself buying this bundle just because it’s awesome to see jrpg branded hardware in the western markets.

  • Lester Paredes

    Crap! Why did I already get a new 3DS for Christmas! NOOOOOOOOO!

  • Tiramii

    Aw damn, this is pretty. ;w; But I already own a 3DS sadly. And the game isn’t in physical form so even if I didn’t have one, I’d pass this up.

  • Kai2591

    So why is Fire Emblem: Awakening so good? Honest question.

  • Oltheros

    Holy crap, Nintendo I am in love right now! Finally a special edition that doesn’t get shunned in North America

    Wait, well actually Japan probably got a physical game copy in the bundle…

  • Zakai

    Is it an XL or just normal one ?

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      OG 3DS, it’s the exact same model released in JP except the game comes preinstalled~.

  • revenent hell

    See I would have bought this if I didnt already have a 3DS. The XL model means moot to me so I could totally see myself buying this in an instant if word of it had slipped out sooner…though I try to keep all my consoles/handhelds within a certain color range…this in black I would love(I just like the design on the 3DS)
    I realy need to go look up fire emblem a bit more I have no idea how many previous games have been released but im one of those people who likes to have the other games if its good….Off to wiki I guess.

  • Yvonne Tsang

    The emblem looks sexier with a gloss finish, anyway. Wish they announced this bundle sooner, though…

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