Neoseeker : News : Fire Emblem: Awakening demo available January 17, plus plans for downloadable maps
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Gotenks Jan 10, 13
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Nintendo of America has revealed new information about Fire Emblem Awakening, launching exclusively for Nintendo 3DS on Feb. 4. The story of Fire Emblem Awakening begins in the kingdom of Ylisse and centers on Lord Chrom, the brother of Ylisse’s Holy Ruler. Chrom leads the Shepherds, a band of soldiers who defend the borders of Ylisse from Plegian bandits. Players create a custom avatar and play as Chrom’s right-hand man who is deeply ingrained in the main storyline. In addition to an immersive storyline, Fire Emblem Awakening keeps the adventure going with StreetPass and SpotPass functionality, as well as downloadable content available for purchase. Newly revealed information includes the following:

Downloadable Content: Maps will be available to purchase and download starting on launch day, and others will be distributed regularly. The first downloadable map will be available for free for a limited time only and will serve as an introduction to the steady weekly stream of additional maps. The additional maps will be offered at different price points. Players with a copy of Fire Emblem Awakening and a broadband Internet connection will be able to access the downloadable content through the Outrealm Gate located on the in-game world map, which will be unlocked after the player completes the fifth mission in the main story mode. The content will include additional information about new class types, skills, playable characters, maps with new storylines and special maps that let players earn more experience points, gold or other rare items.

SpotPass: In addition to content that can be purchased from within the game, Nintendo will also distribute new content via SpotPass for free. SpotPass content will be distributed in the launch time frame and will feature new maps with new storylines, characters and items.

StreetPass: Fire Emblem Awakening players can set up a StreetPass Team and exchange certain game data with other players. The StreetPass Team is made up of 10 units from an existing team in story mode. Players can also edit team names and create custom messages for other players to see. StreetPass characters will randomly appear on the world map, giving players the option to recruit the team leader with gold, buy any weapons or items the team is carrying or battle and win to recruit the leader for free. Like the random battles in the main story mode, the player will have full control of battles in StreetPass mode. Players will also earn “renown” based on battles won. A players’ “renown” is visible to other players through StreetPass.

Fans can also try out Fire Emblem Awakening prior to launch by downloading the free demo available in the Nintendo eShop. The demo will be available on Jan. 17. When the game launches on Feb. 4, shoppers can purchase the packaged game as usual at retail locations nationwide. Or they can simply purchase and download the game on their own from the Nintendo eShop using a wireless broadband connection. Regardless of their purchasing method, the game sells for a suggested retail price of $39.99.
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Free DLC on the games launch? I like this. And it sounds like we will get the other DLCs of the other FE lords regularly which is nice. I know what I will be buying.

And demo on the 17th!!!


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Thrawn Jan 10, 13
Free DLC with release will be awesome!

I'll be buying everything Gotenks.


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Gotenks Jan 10, 13
I'm pretty curious on what the free DLC at launch will consist of. Whether it will include one of the FE lords or just new maps.

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Thrawn Jan 10, 13
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I wouldn't mind if it was a lord either. I just kind of hope that the DLC does well in NA so that maybe they will release more than what Japan got(of course releasing that new dlc to Japan too).
The more the merrier imo. I'm assuming the price will be about the same as the NSMB2 DLC perhaps?

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Thrawn Jan 10, 13
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I'm pretty curious on what the free DLC at launch will consist of. Whether it will include one of the FE lords or just new maps.
I guess it could be ether or? I'm hoping it's a lord.

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Gotenks Jan 10, 13
I wouldn't mind if it was a lord either. I just kind of hope that the DLC does well in NA so that maybe they will release more than what Japan got(of course releasing that new dlc to Japan too).

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Gotenks Jan 10, 13
Merged the Demo Threads together. Didn't even notice the news article in the forum.

Not sure Thrawn. I'm sure Nintendo will fill us in on that when it comes out. I hope it stays at 2.50.
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Thrawn Jan 10, 13
Gotenks

I hope it does stay at that price.

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Tenshi Jan 12, 13
My main question for FE is how would DLC Maps work? Would they be incorporated into the story somehow? Or just playable at any time?

While I like FE, one thing that really kills me is the inability to replay maps for extra EXP. It'd be nice to have that as a fallback so I wouldn't have to worry so much about how I'm leveling people up. If you could replay maps then I could get everyone to max level eventually.
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Gotenks Jan 12, 13
Tenshi: From what I posted at the top of this page:

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Players with a copy of Fire Emblem Awakening and a broadband Internet connection will be able to access the downloadable content through the Outrealm Gate located on the in-game world map, which will be unlocked after the player completes the fifth mission in the main story mode.
So we probably could access the DLC maps at any time.
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Thrawn Jan 12, 13
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Tenshi: From what I posted at the top of this page:

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Players with a copy of Fire Emblem Awakening and a broadband Internet connection will be able to access the downloadable content through the Outrealm Gate located on the in-game world map, which will be unlocked after the player completes the fifth mission in the main story mode.
So we probably could access the DLC maps at any time.

It would appear so.
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Tenshi Jan 12, 13
Gotenks - Pretty sure I posted that comment before the threads were merged, but yeah it looks interesting.

2 Comments:
1. I can tell this game is going to cost a lot of money >_>
2. Too much content, I feel overwhelmed, because I always want everything. It's a lot easier on me if things are more linear. It's probably going to take me several hours to reach the 5th mission, and FE Releases on a Monday, right at the beginning of a busy school week, so I hope Uni stuff doesn't interfere with me missing out on the early DLC.
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Gotenks Jan 12, 13
Tenshi: Lies. You posted almost two days after I merged the threads. The merged time stamp says so.

Wouldn't you prefer to purchase the DLC so you have more to play the game? I love when companies do that because it makes me get my moneys worth.
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Tenshi Jan 12, 13
I don't know, Gotenks, I find the news thread thing confusing from the actual forum threads. I wish everything would just stick to forum threads, because I usually try to post from there, but it seems like there's multiple things of the same topic going on so I don't even know anymore.

Yeah I'll purchase some DLC, DLC is good. I just don't like when it gets too overwhelming. But whatever, I guess we'll just see when it gets here.

I was more or less referring to how somewhere something said that you will be able to access the DLC area after you complete level 5 or something, but that there's some DLC releasing for free only for a short time. Seeing as FE:A is being released on a Monday,, I probably won't get to play it until that weekend, so I don't want to miss out on the limited DLC.
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Gotenks Jan 13, 13
Tenshi: I had to merge the posts from the old thread into this one under what was already posted here. So yours did come after. It is kind of confusing but eh.

I think the DLC will fine for us who plan to get it on release date. Because if they release the DLC every week, then you do have a week to complete the DLC. The only worry is how long it will take to get to the fifth level. I thought the game actually came out on the Sunday like normal but I had to look to see they changed it to Monday. I usually don't work Mondays so I'm good.
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