Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC and StreetPass features detailed
posted on 01.10.13 at 08:41 AM EST by (@salromano)
Download paid maps on launch day. Free DLC is also coming.

Nintendo has detailed download content and StreetPass features for Fire Emblem: Awakening, due for 3DS on February 4 in North America and April in Europe.

  • Downloadable Content: Maps will be available to purchase and download starting on launch day, and others will be distributed regularly. The first downloadable map will be available for free for a limited time only and will serve as an introduction to the steady weekly stream of additional maps. The additional maps will be offered at different price points. Players with a copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening and a broadband Internet connection will be able to access the downloadable content through the Outrealm Gate located on the in-game world map, which will be unlocked after the player completes the fifth mission in the main story mode. The content will include additional information about new class types, skills, playable characters, maps with new storylines and special maps that let players earn more experience points, gold or other rare items.
  • SpotPass: In addition to content that can be purchased from within the game, Nintendo will also distribute new content via SpotPass for free. SpotPass content will be distributed in the launch time frame and will feature new maps with new storylines, characters and items.
  • StreetPass: Fire Emblem: Awakening 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.

Fire Emblem: Awakening‘s story begins in the Ylisse kingdom, where Lord Chrom, the brother of Ylisse’s Holy Ruler, leads the Shepherds, a band of soldiers who defend Ylisse’s borders from Plegian bandits. Players will create a custom avatar and play as Lord Chrom’s right-hand man.

A demo will be available on the eShop on January 17.

View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

  • paperclichepixel

    Good Jesus, I can’t wait.

  • fireemblembeast

    Any news for this game makes each fiber of my being sing out in joy X) so happy there’s a demo and I saw ads around the internet too. NoA is doing a great job advertising this. It is also nice of them to announce the demo only one week away so it won’t be as long! Can’t wait to play it!!!!!!!! :D lol instead of studying for midterms. Come to think of it, FE is the perfect series for a demo because one map is literally the perfect length…

  • PrinceHeir

    ace ^^

  • KurisuMakise

    Excite! Is there a limitation on the custom character though? Particularly gender and class options?