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Europe: Fire Emblem Fates DLC Sale + Review

This Christmas, Nintendo of Europe has a special treat for owners of Fire Emblem Fates. From 22nd December 2016 to 5th January 2017, all DLC for Fates is 30% off the usual price.

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If you’re getting the game for Christmas or you’ve been considering getting the DLC, this is a great opportunity. As for those of us who got the DLC beforehand, well, at least we got to play it earlier!

The best bit is that all DLC is included, which means the Conquest, Birthright and Revelation story paths and both of the Map Packs are all eligible–a double bargain considering they’re already discounted.

Below, we have a helpful chart of all the discount DLC and some quick thoughts about each, in case you’re wondering which ones to go for.

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Japan: Thracia 776 Released on new 3DS Virtual Console

To celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Super Famicom (the Japanese version of the SNES), Nintendo has bombarded the 3DS eShop with a bunch of new Super Famicom Virtual Console titles.

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Among them is Fire Emblem Thracia 776, the 5th Fire Emblem title starring Prince Leif of Leonster. Taking place around the halfway point of Genealogy of the Holy War, the game is also renown for its merciless difficulty.

Those who own a Japanese new Nintendo 3DS (XL) can download the game starting today. The game is priced at 926 Yen (including tax), which works out to be just over 8 US dollars. If you’ve connected your NNID, you can purchase it from Nintendo’s website.

Fates: European Map Pack 2 Schedule

While Fire Emblem fans in Europe still await the launch of the remaining 4 DLC maps from Map Pack 1, one of which (Vanguard Dawn) is available today, Nintendo has sneakily updated their website with details of Map Pack 2.

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Unsurprisingly, Map Pack 2 will be up for purchase starting from 21st July 2016, a week after all the content of Map Pack 1 is done and dusted. However, unlike in North America, three maps will be released each week (for two weeks), similar to in Japan.

Map Pack 2 costs 7.19 GBP or 7.99 EUR, which is almost a 25% saving. If you opt to buy the maps individually, the first map I: In Endless Dreams costs 0.49 GBP/EUR, while the other five maps will set you back 1.79 GBP / 1.99 EUR each.

From 21st July, players can also download Another Gift from Anna for free, to instantly add a valuable Boots item and elusive Paragon skill scroll (which doubles experience earned) to their convoy.

With luck, we’ll find out if there’s a Map Pack 3 (containing the currently unreleased festival maps) sooner than later.

Japan Surprises eShop with Fire Emblem Mystery of the Emblem Release

You heard me right folks! With Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE releasing this week worldwide, attention dropped from Japan’s eShop. Fortunately, they know how to get it back, with their announcement today of the unexpected release of the Super Famicom’s Fire Emblem Mystery of the Emblem on the new Nintendo 3DS.

Fire Emblem Mystery of the Emblem can be purchased through Japan’s eShop for 926 Yen.

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You can see more on their Twitter, and you can see their official site’s coverage on the game here.