Many people have been waiting for a big Nintendo release all year, and today, Feb. 4, Nintendo launched its newest game, “Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright”, which is available across North America on the Nintendo 3DS. There’s more to the game than meets the eye, however, as players will be able to choose a side and join one of the kingdom’s three factions. And on Feb. 18, the game comes out in Europe for the 3DS, and it will be available on the Nintendo Switch.

The battle for the throne in Fire Emblem Fates starts this Saturday, when Nintendo will launch a special version of the game exclusively on the Nintendo eShop. It will be available in both the US and Europe, and Nintendo has announced that both versions will contain the same content. So, if you want to try Fire Emblem Fates and you’re a Nintendo fan, why not pick up a copy of the special edition this week?

One of the most anticipated Nintendo games of the year is finally here. Fire Emblem Fates, the latest installment of the Nintendo series of tactical strategy games, will launch on October 25. The game is a hybrid of turn-based strategy and action RPG, with the player controlling either a male or female avatar and advancing in the game through a combination of swordplay, guile, and strategy. The game follows an original storyline, with three different paths for each protagonist. This weekend, on January 19, the game will be available on the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS system.

Defend Hoshido in Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or put an end to King Garon’s schemes in Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, which will be released on May 21 in Australia and New Zealand.

Following the best-ever launch in the United States earlier this year, strategy fans in Australia and New Zealand are preparing to make a difficult choice: fight for the family who raised them in Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest or fight for their true homeland in Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, two new entries in the long-running strategic RPG series that release this Saturday, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

The Option of Birthright vs. Conquest

The life of main character Corrin, who was raised as royalty in the Nohr kingdom, is permanently altered when it is discovered that they were really born in the neighboring country of Hoshido and abducted as a youngster by the wicked King Garon.

Both countries are now on the verge of war, and the player must decide whether to defend Hoshido’s country in Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or to side with Corrin’s family and put an end to Garon’s schemes in Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest.

The narrative will dramatically vary depending on which side you choose, offering completely distinct experiences tailored to various player preferences and levels of expertise. Players in Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright may take on Challenge Maps at any time to earn extra experience and money, making it perfect for newcomers or those who first experienced the series in Fire Emblem: Awakening.

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Meanwhile, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest has a new cast of recruitable characters and does not include Challenge Maps, making character development more difficult and money more limited, resulting in a more difficult experience that veterans of the Fire Emblem series will recognize.

Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is the sequel to Fire Emblem Fates.

On June 10, Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation, a download-only game in which players refuse to pick a side and reveal the truth behind the two kingdoms’ conflict, will conclude the narrative.

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Players may buy the version they don’t have as well as Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation (as paid downloadable content from June 10, 2016) in-game for AU$26 / NZ$ 34 apiece to get the complete narrative.

These new Fire Emblem Fates games for the Nintendo 3DS have already received positive reviews from reviewers all around the world:


The Fire Emblem Fates Launch Trailer is now accessible on the Nintendo YouTube channel, and the Developer’s Commentary videos provide additional information about the development of these two titles.

More Content to Download

Downloadable content in the form of new maps will be published on a regular basis starting on May 21.

You may buy each of these maps separately, or you can buy Map Pack 1 for AU$23.40 / NZ$30.60 and gain access to 11 maps, as well as additional material, when they become available. When opposed to buying everything separately, Map Pack 1 saves gamers money.


The New Nintendo 3DS XL Fire Emblem Fates Edition*, as well as a set of new Cover Plates for New Nintendo 3DS systems depicting the warring families, will be available on May 21 exclusively at EB Games. Finally, everyone who buys Fire Emblem Fates on the Nintendo eShop during the first four weeks of its release will get a free download voucher for the Two Kingdoms theme.

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