Fire Emblem Fates Getting Special Edition 3DS, Map Pack DLC

Nintendo has announced a special white-and-black edition of the 3DS to launch alongside Fire Emblem Fates--but it doesn't include the game!

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On top of the dual release, Fire Emblem Fates will be getting its own branded New Nintendo 3DS XL system--without the game.

Called the "Fire Emblem Fates Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL," the white-and-black handheld will launch on February 19 alongside both versions of the game. But, you'll have to buy one of the two games (Birthright or Conquest) separately for $39.99. Nintendo also promised new map packs to come weekly starting the week of launch, which can be purchased individually or as a bundle for $17.99. That bundle is called "Map Pack 1," though, so Nintendo is clearly ready to make more.

Conquest and Birthright will both let you purchase and download the other for a discounted $19.99 once you've completed chapter 6. Revelation, a third story, will launch as DLC on March 10 for $19.99 for those who already own one of the versions as well. Finally, all three games, an artbook, and a 3DS XL pouch will be bundled for $79.99. 

So, if you're curious, the cheapest way to get absolutely everything Fire Emblem is to buy the branded 3DS ($200), the game bundle ($80), and the map pack ($18), for a grand total of $298. 

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    January 19, 2016 4:47 PM

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      January 19, 2016 5:40 PM

      Pretty excited for this. With the Amazon preorder discount, the price for all three "games" comes down to $32 + 20 + 20 = $72. So not bad, depending on how much content is in each.

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        January 19, 2016 5:42 PM

        It almost seems like it could be TOO MUCH Fire Emblem. Like, I'd love to see all three stories, but I'm not sure I have the time to get through that many of them back to back to back.