I know a lot of people are psyched for the Feburary 4 release of Fire Emblem Awakening on the Nintendo 3DS (I'm not one of them because this series frustrated me and put me off a while back). And to keep interest going, Nintendo has released some new details about the game, including DLC and SpotPass and StreetPass features!
Starting on launch day, DLC maps will be available for purchase and new ones will be released "regularly." The very first downloadable map will actually be free for a limited time, so don't miss out! Future maps will have varying price points. Oh, and you won't actually be able to download additional maps until you finish the fifth mission in story mode, at which point you'll unlock the Outrealm Gate in the world map. Nintendo is also promising new content distributed for free via SpotPass such as maps with new storylines, characters and items.
With Fire Emblem Awakening, you'll be able to set up a StreetPass Team of 10 units from an existing team in story mode and exchange certain game data with other players. StreetPass characters will randomly appear on the world map, giving you the option to recruit the team leader with gold, buy any weapons or items they've got, or battle them to win the leader and the loot for nothing.
And if you're new to the Fire Emblem series and aren't sure if the strategy RPG is for you, then you're in luck. Starting on January 17, a demo of Fire Emblem Awakening will be available in the Nintendo eShop. And when February 4 rolls around, you don't even have to trek to a store because the full game will also be available via the eShop for $39.99.