Published on May 19th, 2016 | by admin

Choose the Family that Raised You or Side with Your True Homeland when Fire Emblem Fates Launches this Saturday

19th May, 2016 – After the series’ 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 that 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 3DS family systems.

Fire Emblem Fates illustration

Raised as royalty in the Nohr kingdom, main character Corrin’s life is forever changed when it is revealed that they were actually born to the neighbouring land of Hoshido, and were kidnapped as a child by the evil King Garon. Now both nations are on the brink of war, and the player must choose whether to protect the homeland of Hoshido in Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, or to side with the family who raised Corrin and put a stop to Garon’s machinations in Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest. The story is completed on June 10 with the download-only release of Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation, which sees players refuse to choose a side, and exposes the truth about the two kingdoms’ war.

Depending on the side chosen, the story will change drastically, providing wholly different experiences suited for differing player tastes and experience levels. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright players can take on Challenge Maps to gain additional experience and money whenever they choose, making it ideal for beginners or those who first encountered the series in Fire Emblem: Awakening. Meanwhile, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest contains a different cast of recruitable characters and doesn’t contain Challenge Maps, making character growth harder and finances more scarce, creating a tougher experience that will be familiar to veterans of the older games in the Fire Emblem series. To experience the full story, players can purchase the version they don’t yet own as well as Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation (as paid downloadable content from June 10, 2016) in-game for AU$26 / NZ$ 34 each.

These new Fire Emblem Fates games for Nintendo 3DS have already proven themselves a hit with critics around the world:

  • “Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright is a grueling, fantastic experience that not only matches the quality of its predecessor but possibly outshines it as well, more than earning its place at the table of must-play strategy/RPGs.” Game Informer – 9.25/10
  • “Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest is a wonderful tactical game that’s carefully tuned for series veterans.” IGN – 9.5/10
  • “Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is an incredible accomplishment in marriage of storytelling and gameplay…it’s a beautiful game.” GameSpot – 9/10

The Fire Emblem Fates Launch Trailer is now available to watch on the Nintendo YouTube channel, and you can discover more details about the creation of these two games with the Developer’s Commentary videos.

Starting on May 21, downloadable content in the form of new maps will also be released on a regular basis. You can choose to buy each of these maps individually, or purchase Map Pack 1 for AU$23.40 / NZ$30.60 to get access to 11 maps, plus bonus content, as they are released. Map Pack 1 offers players a discount when compared to buying everything individually.

Fire Emblem Fates Conquest packshot

Also launching on May 21 is the New Nintendo 3DS XL Fire Emblem Fates Edition*, and a set of new Cover Plates for New Nintendo 3DS systems featuring the warring families – both exclusive to EB Games. Finally, anyone purchasing Fire Emblem Fates via Nintendo eShop in the first four weeks after launch will also receive a free download code for the Two Kingdoms theme.

Fire Emblem Fates Birthright packshot

Fight for the family that raised you in Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, fight for your true homeland in Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, or fight for the truth in Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation: the choice is yours. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest for Nintendo 3DS family systems launch in Australia and New Zealand on May 21, and Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation will be available as paid downloadable content in-game from June 10.

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