Nintendo’s 3DS software showcase Wednesday night at E3 seemed to be missing one key title for strategy-RPG fans everywhere – there was no mention of localized version of the recently-released-in-Japan Fire Emblem: Awakening. However, speaking to a group of journalists after the conference, Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aime let slip that the game was headed for western shores after all.
Of course, the little tidbit came with no information regarding a timeframe for release, which means we might be waiting for quite some time. Still, with Fire Emblem titles these days still touch-and-go as far as whether they get localizations or not, it’s good to have a little confirmation that North American 3DS owners won’t be left out this time around.
Featuring a customizable main character and a host of gameplay improvements over older titles in the franchise, Fire Emblem: Awakening is already an enormous hit in Japan, debuting with sales that eclipsed every other title on Japan’s top 20 list combined. The game is also scheduled to be Nintendo’s first game to be supported post launch with additional DLC, including the addition of original series protagonist Marth as a playable character.