Fire Emblem: Awakening demo next week
You won’t have to wait until February 4 to get a taste of Fire Emblem: Awakening — Nintendo will put out a demo for the strategy RPG next week through the 3DS eShop! This free trial will at least give you something to play with on your system until this drought of quality software ends next month.
And when Awakening ships to stores (with a simultaneous eShop release), the game will feature day-one downloadable content, including a free-for-a-limited-time map meant to serve as an intro to the weekly premium DLC packs that will follow.
Players acquire this content through the in-game world map after completing the story campaign’s fifth mission. Nintendo will also distribute free content like maps with new storylines, characters, and items through SpotPass.
The StreetPass feature sounds hot, too:
"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.”
Not sure how I’m going to make time to play Etrian Odyssey IV later that month, once Awakening sinks its hooks into me.
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