We’re a mere six weeks away from the western release of Fire Emblem Fates. If you own a 3DS and haven’t played Fire Emblem Awakening , stop what you’re doing right now. If you’re at work pull a fire alarm, and if you’re at school fake a stomach cramp and get out of there. Awakening is arguably the best 3DS game to-date, and one of the best tactical RPGs in recent history. We have huge expectations for Fates, and it seems like Nintendo is looking to deliver a huge game; actually, two or three games. Fire Emblem Fates will have two basic versions: Conquest, if you choose to fight alongside the misguided royal family that raised you, or Birthright, if you choose to fight alongside the actual, more noble family to whom you belong. Each path promises its own complete story and game, offering vastly different experiences.
If this is the first you’ve heard of Fire Emblem Fates , there’s a new teaser site that just went live to catch you up on everything you need to know. You can also find the official trailer and some sweet images there. Be warned, though, if you want to fully experience Fire Emblem Fates and all it has to offer, you’re going to be spending a lot of money. When you purchase one version of the game (for $40), the alternate version becomes available at a discount ($20). Even when you’re finished with both sides of the story, though, there is another digital addition: Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation. Revelation is a third campaign that will reveal (obviously) additional details that make the story a more unitive whole. If you have any money left over, there will be six DLC maps released that you can purchase as well. Some people see a AAA money-sink here, and I can’t blame them. Here’s hoping that the game lives up to our expectations.