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Fire Emblem: Awakening Demo Hits EU Next Week, New DLC Out In U.S.


The demo for Fire Emblem: Awakening will reach Europe next week, on March 28th, Nintendo of Europe have announced. The full game will follow on April 19th.


As previously reported, Europe is getting an exclusive, Fire Emblem: Awakening Nintendo 3DS XL bundle with the game pre-installed on the system.


Meanwhile, in the U.S., Fire Emblem: Awakening has new DLC maps to download. Two maps—Smash Brethren #1 and #2—are available to download for $3 each. The two maps feature a battle between Ike and Roy, who were introduced to the west along with Fire Emblem in Super Smash Bros. Melee.


Completing Smash Brethren 1 will make Elincia a playable character while completing the Smash Brethren 2 map will make Eirika a playable character. You can also purchase a Smash Pack which has both maps and a third one for $6.50, although the third map isn’t playable just yet.


Fire Emblem: Awakening was released in North America back in February. Earlier in the month, Nintendo reported that the game sold over 180,000 copies in its first month.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.