Update: Nintendo has just told us the price for this Fire Emblem: Awakening bundle will be $200. For that price you get a the special edition 3DS, a 4GB memory card (bigger than the 2GB standard) and the Fire Emblem game pre-loaded. Overall, that's about $10-$30 saved over what each individual piece would cost seperately.
Through no odd coincidence, the Fire Emblem: Awakening advertising recently has stirred up conversation about the game's Japanese bundle. Or should I say world-wide bundle? Nintendo of America confirmed via Twitter today that the blue 3DS with a Fire Emblem ... emblem ... printed on the front that comes with Awakening preloaded will be seeing release in North America.
While some might be disappointed to hear the 3DS will not be the XL version, at least we get the bundle in first place. It seems like all of the great bundles that Japan always get somehow pass by North America. If you're short a 3DS, check this one out and help encourage Nintendo to bring more bundles our way.
Fire Emblem: Awakening will be released on February 4 and the bundles probably won't last too long.