Fire Emblem: Awakening demo hits European Nintendo eShop today

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Work on your strategies ahead of the 19 April release date

Feels like Fire Emblem: Awakening has been a long time coming, but the 3DS strategy RPG’s European release date is now just a few weeks away (it’s out 19 April) and today sees the arrival of the Fire Emblem: Awakening demo on the Nintendo eShop in Europe. Much rejoicing.

The Intelligent Systems developed game – they the folks behind the equally excellent Advance Wars series – came out in the US of A in February, and Fire Emblem: Awakening currently has a mighty impressive Metacritic rating of 92. So, basically, if you’ve got a 3DS, this is a reason to be excited.

Increase your excitement with a looky at the trailer.

When Fire Emblem: Awakening is released, Nintendo has confirmed that an Add-on Content Map will be free to download at launch for a limited time, and the game will be supported with new paid-for DLC beyond that. Roll on 19 April.

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