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Fire Emblem Awakening by Nintendo of America




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  • Alcohol Reference
  • Fantasy Violence
  • Mild Language
  • Mild Suggestive Themes
Fire Emblem Awakening is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 121.
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  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Publisher: Nintendo of America
  • Developer: Nintendo of America
  • Category: Strategy
  • Players:1 - 2 Players Simultaneous

Product Details:

Fire Emblem Awakening offers a unique blend of in-battle strategy, vast character customization, and lush 3D cinematic graphics that appeal to a wide range of gamers. In this game, you'll join Chrom, brother to Ylisse's empress and commander of its forces, in a fantasy world teetering on the brink of war. It's your duty to guide a team of Ylisse's finest soldiers--knights, mages, archers, and more--against the marauding Plegian bandits. To succeed, you will need to carefully choose the units you take into battle. As you lead your team through battles across maps that span entire kingdoms, your army will grow. Some characters are willing to join you quickly, while others may need more persuasion. Each character earns experience in battle, leveling up and gaining strength and abilities as they do so. It's up to you to guide their moves, choose their weapons, and direct their attacks.


The world is ruled by the Divine Dragon Naga, with a fondness for humans, and the Fell Dragon, Grima, destroyer of humans.

Prince Chrom of the Halidom of Ylisse and the Shepherds, his personal militia, find you collapsed without memory. They help you to your feet, so you join them on their journey.

The Risen, undead soldiers of unknown origin are plaguing the land. A mysterious warrior wields a second treasured Falchion, which should not even exist.

The neighboring theocracy of Plegia is populated by worshippers of the wicked dragon. Are these troubling events connected somehow?

As you fight alongside Chrom and his Shepherds, you are pulled into a major conflict that will change the world forever.


Lead Your Warriors Into Battle

Move your units along a grid-shaped battlefield and devise the perfect plan of attack. You'll need to account for terrain, weapons, and warrior classes. Even the personal bond between allies can sway the tide of battle. Every decision countsand any one of them can mean the difference between victory and defeat.

Strengthen Your Bond With Allies

The Support feature lets two allies standing next to each other fight together as a team, strengthening their bond as they converse and build a relationship on the battlefield. This allows for enhanced abilities in a single turnand the more they converse, the greater the enhancements.

Double Up For The Battle

Selecting Pair Up when next to an ally puts one unit in the same square as another, into rear guard position. This pair will then move together throughout the entire battle. While the rear guard unit cannot attack, his or her presence increases the front unit's stats, and the two units can switch positions during battle.

Train The Ultimate Warrior

As you explore the World map, you'll come across a variety of foes who are not connected to the main story. Fight these enemies to level up, change classes, and improve your characters' overall skills quickly. Since battles do not affect your primary quest, you can return to them again and again, building up your abilities and creating the ultimate battle-hardened warrior.

Connect And Download

Local Play

If two players each have a Nintendo 3DS system and copy of the game, they can join forces to fight in Double Duel co-op mode. Each player forms a team of 3 characters from their own roster, and collaborate to defeat their foes in a tournament-style battle.

Exchange Teams (StreetPass)

Use StreetPass communication with another player to exchange up to 10 of your own characters, including a My Unit character (your customized character), and selected My Teams. You can also scout the team leader from the opponent's team*, challenge their team to battle, or purchase items from them.
* Only My Units from opponent teams can be made into allies.

Get New Maps & Items (SpotPass)

By purchasing additional maps, you can access episodes outside of the main story. Keep checking back here for updates. * Additional maps can be downloaded from the game's Outrealm Gate once you have reached a certain point in the story. * A Nintendo eShop balance is required to purchase additional content.



The prince of Ylisse and descendant of the Hero-King. While of noble blood, he also leads a militia known as the Shepherds. His strong conviction makes him a fine captain. The most likely to break things.

Chrom's tomboyish little sister, the princess of Ylisse. With nary an ounce of nobility in her personality, she is among the most likeable and approachable of the Shepherds. The girl most likely to snort.

Holy ruler of Ylisse, and older sister of Chrom and Lissa. An extremely gentle and kind person, who believes in peaceful negotiation even when her kingdom is threatened by invasion by Plegia.


Chrom's lieutenant, an Ylissean knight who is sincere to a fault. He tends to demand tremendous effort for seemingly trivial things, and prefaces such experiences with a grin. The fondest of starting fires.

A swordsman raised in Regna Ferox, where Khan Basilio has vouched for his skill. While cool and curt around most people, the very sight of a woman turns him beet red. The deftest potato peeler.

The mysterious masked knight who identifies himself as the legendary hero, Marth. He also carries the legendary sword, Falchion, which is supposed to be the one-and-only sword Chrom owns. He suddenly appears from nowhere to save Chrom and the others.


A no-nonsense, capable Shepherd with a mouth that would make brigands blush. Ylissean women admire her strength, and call her "The Woman to End All Men."
The last one you want cooking.

A sinister mage in service to a dark powerthe fell dragon, Grima, whose coming heralds the end of everything. His scheming sets the world on a course to destruction.

Chrom's future daughter, a kind and just princess who has made it her duty to save the world. She loves her father and would do anything to keep him safe. The least likely to get a joke.

  • IMMERSIVE STORY AND VISUALS:The deep and immersive fantasy storyline is told throughbeautiful 3D visuals and movies.
  • DEEP CAST OF CHARACTERS: A massive selection of characters are at your command,withal with a unique personality and background story and different class types and skill sets.
  • DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT: An extensive selection of downloadable content will be available for purchase and will offer opportunities to acquire new maps, new story elements, new playable characters, new classes, and rare items and weapons.
  • CUSTOMIZATION: Create your own personalized character and fight alongside heroic characters on the battlefield.
  • BONDS GROWN IN BATTLE: Team up characters to strengthen their friendships on the battlefield. The closer they grow, the better these friends and allies will fight together. Some characters can even get married!
  • TEAM UP: Team up with your friend and fight against a group of enemies in the local multiplayer mode.
  • The StreetPass featureallows you to exchange your team data. Recruit or battle against the other player's team or purchase rare items they might carry.
  • The SpotPass feature allows you to receive new maps, items and legacy characters to battle against in random battle and local multiplayermode.


Game Details

StreetPass Compatible
Number of Players
1 - 2 Players Simultaneous

Important Information:

Check out all the latest Fire Emblem Fates games and accessories available for Nintendo 3DS.

Game Informer Rating:

Rated 9.0 out of 10 by Game Informer.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! With so many epic features, you'll need to play this game to enjoy it. Wonderful graphics and gameplay story!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great game ,never tiring , eternal love for it a game with graphics as good as they get. the characters development in the story is fantastic, a game that will never get old
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tied for my favorite game ever Now, you see, I'm picky about my games and the games that are pure fun are always remembered. The games with the most riveting story, so many lovable characters ready to help you on you're journey, the coolest strategy rpg music and the most replayability I've ever seen (second only to smash) are definitely kept on the shelf. this game starts off with you creating yourself based on the character robin. Robin wakes up in a field met by Chrom, the Prince of the Halidom of Ylisse, with his group of soldiers that defend it with their lives. after this is the first battle in the game. It is a little training fight with easy targets. Because I was a newbie to Fire Emblem. It is very easy to pick up once you get the hang of it. And i have to tell you I loved the music in every single place. it felt so epic being the tactician of the shepherds about to save Ylisse while in the shop. The characters all can be super strong. It isn't like certain characters are stronger than others. Personally, MIriel was my favorite. The cutscenes between each event are beautifully rendered and sometimes it looks like I'm watching an anime And the rest of the games has great graphics. The characters in this games are so believable even without much voice acting and its so easy to get consumed into the story like you were really there being that great leader in battle! And the bosses (Especially the final boss) is so good leading up to it has such good atmosphere (play this level with music on) and you really feel like you're in danger and you're decisions matter. Similar to FEA, Xenoblade Chronicles has most of what I described and it is my other favorite game of all time. Oh and one last thing Both games share... I generally feel happy while playing these games. I don't know if its the music or the characters, but it brings me joy. So there you have it. Buy this game if you like strategy or want to try something new.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the rest of the series. I'm still enjoying this game since it came out. Like all Fire Emblem games the story, art, and gameplay is amazing. It bring back memories of the old games and you can even get some of the old characters. The DLC are expensive but funny. The DLC are not worth it and I hate that they added them and made them so expensive. This company wants to take more money away from you, look at fate three games and the many DLC that are expensive.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first FE love I stumbled onto FE: Awakening and it totally captivated me from the get go. I found it so engrossing I immediately hunted down copies of Path to Radiance and Radiant Dawn. This remains my favorite in the series. The mixture of RPG story line and strategy create a compelling game-play experience. The unit support feature that allows for offspring units alone is enough to keep you replaying the game to try out different combinations. The soundtrack is nice, the cut scenes are infinitely watchable and the main character (not your avatar) is pretty dreamy! This is a great gateway game to the FE series and is wonderful to play before or after trying out the newer Fates trilogy.
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Game I loved this game. I just can't stop playing it and thinking of different ways I could play the battles. I'm so excited for the next game in the series.
Date published: 2015-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spellbinding!! Awesome game with tons of content , great game play and graphics. The characters are deep and all have there own unique persona. The story is spellbinding as are the battles. I can say this is the perfect handheld for a hardcore gamer. It does not get much better than this one on the 3ds!!
Date published: 2015-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fire Emblem Awakening is a stunning, must buy game Fire Emblem Awakening is not only the best Fire Emblem game, but is the best overall ads game of all time. There is literally nothing bad about this game. The gameplay is really addicting and fun, the graphics are gorgeous, and the story is great too. Probably one of my favorite new additions to the game were the character relationships. It may not sound like a stunning part of the game, but trust me, when you play it, you'll see. I recommend this game to anyone who plays a lot of JRPGs, and Fire Emblem fans, both new and old.
Date published: 2015-11-15
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