Fire Emblem: Awakening is Looking Quite Amazing
Fire Emblem is a franchise that has a special place in my heart. It essentially got me back to playing tactical RPGs and then proceeded to get me totally hooked on the genre. I only got a chance to play the GBA titles of the series (Fire Emblem & Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones), so it's been quite a while since I got my hands on a new Fire Emblem game.
That is why I'm pretty excited about Fire Emblem: Awakening on the Nintendo 3DS. It's going to be the first time in quite a while where I can get my hands on a new entry in the franchise. So here are the latest details on the game:
- This is the first portable entry to have fully 3D character models and environments.
- The game marks the first time a western released Fire Emblem game includes the ability to create your own characters.
- The world map system from Sacred Stones and Gaiden makes a return in this entry.
- There will be multiplayer connectivity, I think they mentioned drop-in drop-out multiplayer as well.
The game will also support some form of DLC. I don't really like DLC here especially when it comes to a game that is supposed to have a strong single-player component. But ehm, let's see what happens.
The game is already in Japan but is expected to hit North American and European markets by early 2013.
I discuss the game and the series as a whole further in today's video, so feel free to check it out:
Are you a fan of the series? Any of you looking forward to this one?