Fire Emblem: Awakening’s Tiki May Not Look Old, But She Is

By Ishaan . February 4, 2013 . 11:30am

Fire Emblem: Awakening will be available at retail stores tomorrow—or later this week, since Amazon are temporarily out of stock—but if you want it right away, you can download it off the Nintendo eShop right now. In the meantime, here are three more character profiles for Say’ri, Flavia and Tiki from Nintendo’s 3DS Facebook page.


Say’ri from Fire Emblem Awakening is an upright and dignified princess from the Chon’sin dynasty. Her old fashioned mannerisms set her apart from the other Ylisseans.


Our character spotlight from Fire Emblem Awakening today is Flavia. She is the current ruler of Regna Ferox.


Tiki from Fire Emblem Awakening is the voice of the divine dragon. Being a dragonkin means she has lived since days of yore and was friends with the Hero-King, Marth.


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  • Ssylex

    The shipping delays are KILLING ME. Ugh. Must resist the urge to download it via the eShop…

    • Wafflenaut

      Right there with you. Stay strong, we’ll make it through this.

      • Ssylex

        The… lovely people… at Target have it in stock (Utah), but are refusing to sell it until Wednesday. I’m contemplating an Ocean’s Eleven style operation… but by the time Clooney and Pitt get here, it’ll be Wednesday. Curses.

        • Ssylex

          Success! The second Target store that I called was MUCH friendlier. Even held a copy for me. :)

          • An Tran

            Lucky! Seems like no Target, Walmart, Best Buy, or Gamestop in my area has a copy….

          • Ssylex

            Yeah. The stores in my area sold out mostly on the release day. They’re totally out of stock, now.

    • andref

      I know, though for me what’s stopping me is the character art book preorder bonus from GS

      • Ssylex

        Someone on GameFaqs mentioned that the art book from GS was lacking, and only 16 pages. The one linked here is 300+ pages, and includes the 16 pages from the GS book. Of course, the price…

        • Suicunesol

          This is being extremely optimistic, but it is possible that if FE:A sells well enough, NoA might consider localizing the official, hardcover artbook…

          Given that FE:A is actually good, there might be some demand.

          • An Tran

            It’s actually a softcover book. Still, Japanese softcovers are REALLY nice quality.

        • andref

          I wasn’t expecting it to be something like 300+ pages. I liked the art book i had gotten for dark souls so I expected to enjoy the art book from gamestop too

          • Ssylex

            Sure sure. Just making the comparison, in case you were on the fence regarding the art book. :)

      • lol Right? I am in the same boat. I am even pondering getting the digital download and then re-selling the hard copy on the ebay >_<
        Also gamestop told me it would be in tomorrow while joystiq says they wont recieve it til the 8th… Hrrrm

        • Ssylex

          Good luck! Check Target and Best Buy. Target especially has been a solid location, at least on GameFaqs. The GameStops (in Utah) are saying tomorrow, or Friday, depending on the store. I don’t think they really know what’s going on…

          • I think the question is: does Gamestop EVER know whats going on… with anything game related?

    • Exkaiser

      I couldn’t resist the urge, myself…

    • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

      Canada says hello :3

      • Ssylex

        There seems to be quite a few Canadian folks on the GameFaqs forums that were left without copies, despite the whole “broken street date” thing. :(

  • AkuLord3

    I feel like a Druggie…i really itchy to play this…BUT TIME WON’T LET ME!! *coughs up blood*…must fight…must never surrender!!!

  • Luna Kazemaru

    hmmm i might actually buy this.

    • JustThisOne

      Do it, do it, do it! Thou must!

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      I compell you using marriage power to get this game ASAP.^_^

  • IshimaruKaito

    one more day!!

  • Zero_Destiny

    Tiki kinda reminds me of Terra from Final Fantasy VI. Maybe it’s just the greenish looking hair combined with the red clothes. lol

    • SetzerGabbiani

      Was just going to say that. Classic Final Fantasy in my Fire Emblem? Yes please. It’s not like she wouldn’t fit in the universe.

      • Linhua

        … speaking of Final Fantasy… whatever happened to that Lightning character…?

        … is she still here…?

        … lemme see if I can find it…

        … okay never mind… I think this was a My Unit creation thing… XD

  • $39420547

    i think tiki in this artwork looks more mature than she looks in-game

    • Suicunesol

      Maybe you’re thinking of Nowi.

      • $39420547

        yep:) you are right i just check it out

  • Words cannot describe how I felt walking out of my GS empty-handed… And the lady said 2-3 days! Well, I guess this is a sign from the gods to tell me to study for my tests this week…

  • Suicunesol

    DARRRGG this thing should be in my hands, but my preorder status on Gamestop still says “Open”. Is this normal? The only thing keeping me sane is that I wouldn’t be able to play the game anyway this week because of my studies.

    I know the artbook is probably really watered down, but… I have to do this properly!

    • YoshEE

      I feel you too man lol. I wish they can give us a head up about it will get delay or something like that.

  • Barrylocke89

    It took a few thousand years, but Tiki/Chiki’s finally all grown up!

    • JustThisOne

      Man, I wonder how many years it’s going to take for her to look like an old lady.

      • Barrylocke89

        It was just a joke, but you actually got me thinking about that one. IDK if the series has ever mentioned previous “Voices of Naga”, but if not, it’s possible that Chiki is meant to live as long as the world itself.

        • JustThisOne

          Oh jeez, the world might be ending soon if Tiki’s a young lady now. :K

  • YoshEE

    >.< Dam it is true that it got delay at GameStop. Hope they can at least get it tmr.

  • IshimaruKaito

    how long will the DLC be in the Eshop??

    • shah ajim

      March 6

  • Has anyone’s Amazon order shipped yet?

    • Huh, my girlfriend just picked one up for me from Target, guess I’ll be canceling that Amazon order…

      • To anyone interested in what’s going on with Target, they were told not to release until Wednesday but people were calling in and saying that the release date was today. So the Target in Pasadena CA has started selling them today. Good luck!

    • Ferrick

      gamestop and amazon’s orders are all messed up and delayed till this friday (exact words from gamestop and amazon employees that i’ve talked to today), and target has little stock on hand (there were only 3 carts in my area, so grab em fast)

  • Ayaka

    I guess the third chick saw lots of months and lived enough to tell about them

    Which reminds me waiting lots of months for this game and suffering from an always higher value of hype, but hey, we’re almost there! Can’t wait.

  • GaiunxWolfenX

    Tiki reminds me of Terra (Tina) Branford for some reason XD

  • Here’s how it goes for AzureNova:

    Tiki, Flavia, Say’ri. =^_^=

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Tiki is not pettanko anymore.T_T I am kinda happy and sad here.T_T

    • XiaomuArisu

      Dont worry!
      There is a new pettanko dragon!

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        My Body is ready!!!^_^

  • benhofb

    Heuheuheuheu… Just got the last copy from a Target 30 miles away…

  • Rita Tong

    See, at least you guys sort of know when your games are coming in (sometime this week) but I pre-ordered the 3DS bundle and there isn’t even a set date on any of the websites. It’s supposed to be Feb 4 (supposed to) but for some reason they rescinded the date ;O; I really hope that doesn’t mean it’s getting pushed back further.

  • Göran Isacson

    I cannot see the word “dragonkin” without imagining someone on the internet desperately pretending that they are in fact a dragon trapped in the form of a man. I am sorry Fire Emblem. Tumblr has ruined me.

    Also she can’t be a very good dragonkin if she, after thousands of years as a human, STILL can’t get her feet to point properly forwards.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Nintendo and the vendors weren’t ready for the demand, pure and simple. they went by Shadow Dragon sales and figured this wouldn’t sell. Now we all have to suffer (waiting for physical copies) because someone dropped the ball on pre-order analytics. Give us a feature rich high production value polished game like this and people will buy it. It’s that simple.

    Back to Unchained Blades till Gamestop gets its act together -__- …….

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Well, it means that Nintendo bodies is not ready right?^_^

  • Got an email from gamestop a few hours ago confirming my shipment of the game along with the artbook. I never buy from GameStop unless it’s pre-order items like artbooks/CDs. If you buy online your pre-order item is (I think) guaranteed as well as a sealed copy of the game. None of that let employees take it home crap like at retail.

    The artbook is only about 16 pages but it’s free so it’s to be expected. It’s not fair to compair it to the 300+ page artbook that cost ~$70 in Japan. I need to get around to buying the Xenoblade and Senran Kagura artbooks…

    • Ssylex

      Agree with you there, on Gamestop. I’ve had nothing but good experiences with their online side. Seems like I always get burned on the “new but opened” niche NISA titles whenever I can’t find them on Amazon, and end up at GameStop.

  • Christopher Nunes

    Say’ri, Cordelia, or Tiki (if she’s pair-able)? Who do I pair with my Male Avatar first? Ugh! >_<

    So many choices but I'm not sure who to pick!

    By the way I got FE: Awakening from the eShop as I didn't want to bother with the retail version as they were sold out on pre-orders and I wanted to play the game so badly and it's my first Fire Emblem and I'm loving it! ^_^

    Will I be able to get all these characters before Chapter 11?

    • JustThisOne

      Huu huu huu, here’s the trick: Get to know them as a fem avatar first! Then on your second playthrough, you’ll know the way to their hearts! >:D

    • XiaomuArisu

      Yes Tiki is pair-able.The MU can seduce everyone!

      • Christopher Nunes

        The Avatar/MU is one lucky dude/dudette! :D

  • New Plan:
    1. Buy eShop digital copy
    2. Purchase pre-ordered hard copy w/Art Book at crummy Gamestop
    3. Keep Art Book while returning hard copy at another Gamestop location

  • raymk

    I will use all 3 but I’m most definitely using Say’ri.

  • kaizin

    man i call it luck by i just got my copy and i am glad i did not play the demo so many characters going to be hard for me to do pair ups XD.

  • Raltrios

    God dammit. I had preordered the game at EB Games, and they broke the street release date without calling me to tell me my preorder was ready to be picked up. When I went in today to get it, they had my copy of the game (sold out of non-preorder copies), but they had no artbooks left.
    What the hell.
    I was told they should be getting more in tomorrow and that I could pick it up when I grabbed my Dead Space 3 preorder, but I don’t have a lot of faith at the moment. Even if it’s only 16 pages, I’ve really been looking forward to that artbook. Heads will roll if I don’t receive what I was promised.

    • Unfortunately, EB employs a paractice of first come first served when it comes to pre-order bonuses. By that clause, they legally have every right to give your artbook to anyone who pre-ordered, as an incentive to drive a sale or even to a customer who gives them enouh grief even though said customer did not pre-order. In the US, EB games’ affiliate can even sell your pre-ordered copy if you do not pick-up within a 24 hour (possibly 48 hour) timeframe… Kinda defeats the purpose of a pre-order and the catch phrase “secure your copy” if you ask me.

      • Barrylocke89

        Yeah, that really does suck sometimes. I remember when Etrian Odyssey 3 came out, I specifically pre-ordered the game from Gamestop because it came with an Etrian Odyssey artbook as a preorder bonus. When I went to pick up the game, I got it, but they never even bothered ordering in the artbook, and only gave a vague “we’ll try and get it in” answer, which of course never happened.

        In my case I was lucky. I had went to another gamestop a couple weeks later looking for something else and I happened to ask about the artbook while I was there. The second gamestop apparently ordered one artbook, but no one actually preordered the game from them, so they kinda took pity on me and gave it to me when I explained the situation. I now know which store to take the majority of my Gamestop business to.

      • Raltrios

        That’s highly unfair, as my shift at work began at the same time the store opened. I couldn’t get there for eight and a half hours, not counting the breaking of the release date. And why the hell didn’t they call me about my preorder? They did so with both Halo 4 and Tales of the Abyss. And now they haven’t even called me about Dead Space 3. I’m aware of the release dates but still… where’d the common courtesy go?

        I’m not a satisfied consumer right now.

  • jugun

    for those who live in NYC,VGNY has it,I got mines around 6-ish,call them to see if they have copies

  • Katamari Toys

    Tiki looks a lot like the default female esper of SaGa 2 remake, this alone makes me want to play the game already

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