The Nintendo 3DS’s newest Fire Emblem iteration has finally launched in the West, and it has truly made a splash. Fire Emblem Fates has become a record-setting game at its launch as the ” fastest-selling game in the history of the long-running, critically acclaimed franchise in the United States.” That record was previously held by Fire Emblem Awakening.
“Both fans and critics are falling for Fire Emblem Fates, and the early sales numbers prove the game’s undeniable appeal,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “This strong momentum for Nintendo 3DS is only the beginning, as many more high-quality exclusive games are set to launch for the hand-held system over the next few months.”
There will also be paid DLC support for the game going forward.
The first DLC map for Fire Emblem Fates launched for free on Feb. 19, with additional paid maps coming on a regular basis through April 21. By purchasing Map Pack 1 DLC for only $17.99, 11 maps plus bonus content will be available as they are released at a discount when compared to buying each map individually. When purchased individually, all of the maps would total more than $24. On March 10, a third story, Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation, launches for a suggested retail price of only $19.99 exclusively as DLC forFire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest. This third path also offers a new adventure that sheds new light on the characters and settings from the other two games, and is ideal for players who have already completed one or both of the other versions.
It looks like a lot of the talk of Nintendo slowing down in 2016 has been premature, and support for the 3DS is still going strong.
Have you played any of the previous Fire Emblem games before? Have you picked up the game yet? If not, do you intend to do so?
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