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New Fire Emblem 3DS Details

Create your own main character in Awakening.


It looks like Nintendo is finally ready to begin promoting the 3DS entry in the Fire Emblem series. The game is featured in the latest issue of Jump, which means we should be getting coverage through Famitsu and hopefully online as well over the coming week.

As detailed late last year, the 3DS Fire Emblem game is fully titled Fire Emblem Kakusei, or "Awakening." English language text beneath the logo in Jump explains the meaning of the Awakening part:

"Two sleeping dragons -- one a sacred ally of mankind, the other its sworn destroyer. Two heroes marked with symbols of the dragons. Their meeting heralds the dragons' awakening -- and the world's ending."

Jump introduces the game's main character Krom, prince of the Kingdom of Iris. As Fire Emblem fans have speculated, he is of the Lord class and wields a weapon called Sealed Sword Falchion.

Krom is not the only main character, though. The game lets you create your own unit, freely selecting gender, face parts and other areas. This character serves as the game's other main character. The meeting between Krom and this character is a major part of the story.

Jump also introduces two gameplay components, Free Maps and the new Dual system. Free Maps are a returning feature from past Fire Emblem games. This system lets you freely move across the map and buy goods or take part in battle. The Dual system is triggered when you enter battle while next to an ally. You and the ally will enter battle together. In addition to your character gaining increased abilities, the ally character will help out with attacks of his own.

Fire Emblem Awakening is due for release in April 19.

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