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Fire Emblem: Awakening adds new Bride class, add-on campaigns featuring classic series heroes

The next round of downloadable content for Fire Emblem: Awakening on Nintendo 3DS adds a new powerful class as well as two additional playable characters, Nintendo has announced. The video above begins with a quick recap of the add-on packs released earlier this month for Awakening — the Champions of Yore packs, Golden Pack and Lost Bloodlines Pack — before diving into an explanation of this new DLC. In the new Smash Pack, protagonist Chrom and his army are caught in the bitter struggle between classic franchise heroes Roy and Ike. Players must ally with Roy against Ike before turning to join with Ike against Roy, then face both legendary heroes at once in a two-on-one battle. Completing the Smash pack's mission will grant players access to legendary character Eirika, first...

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Fire Emblem: Awakening 'Character Progression' trailer details leveling

A new Fire Emblem: Awakening trailer teaches future players the many ways to level up and advance character skills. As allies engage in battle, they gain experience, improve their weapon skills and level up. Once a character reaches level 10, they can move from a base class to an advanced class using a Master Seal. Another item call the Second Seal allows characters to change between base classes. Each character plays a specific role in battle and can sometimes only perform certain moves. A cleric, for example, can only heal and not attack. Different characters have weaknesses that enemy forces will take advantage of. You can view the trailer above. Fire Emblem: Awakening launches Feb. 4 for Nintendo 3DS.

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Blink and you'll miss this Fire Emblem: Awakening teaser trailer

Fire Emblem: Awakening's release on Nintendo 3DS is less than five weeks away, and a very brief teaser trailer released today by Nintendo features some new footage of the game's anime-style cinematic cutscenes. Fire Emblem: Awakening launches Feb. 4 in North America. It launched in Japan last April.

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Fire Emblem: Awakening video may or may not feature Marth

Nintendo touched on Fire Emblem: Awakening in its most recent Nintendo Direct presentation, but in an overview video released today, the company went much further into the strategy RPG, explaining its mechanics and story. Awakening focuses on Chrom, the leader of an organization known as the Shepherds that defends its land from bandits. His party also includes his lieutenant, Frederick, and his younger sister, Lissa. Relationships are key in this story; you'll forge bonds in battle as well as in the barracks. Fighting together will be vital to defeating the Risen, undead soldiers who are invading the kingdom. A masked figure claiming to be Marth offers a hand in the fight, an element of the story that is told in pre-rendered anime-style cutscenes. Fire Emblem: Awakening launches in...

Fire Emblem: Awakening Releases
North America
  • Nintendo 3DS
    • Released 02/04/2013
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer Intelligent Systems
    • Score 8.5
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