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1.) Pre-ordering from Gamestop. 2.) Getting game and art book upon release. 3.) Going to another Gamestop in town and returning the game (while keeping the art book). 4.) Going home and downloading the digital version of the game from the eShop.
Sometimes they charge extra for games that are new. For instance, most places (Best Buy, Target, Walmart, etc) will charge $29.99 for something like Professor Layton, but GameStop will charge $34.99 instead.
They also charged $24.99 for Link's Crossbow Training where literally everyone else charged $19.99 at launch.
Now there's a rumor that Nintendo is going to release a limited edition 3DS (not XL) for Fire Emblem. I find this hard to believe since Fire Emblem has never really been a great seller in America. I could see it happening in Europe. If it turns out to be true I'll probably buy one. I don't really need or want a new 3DS. But I love the FE series and it does look nice. It would've been nice it if was an XL though.
Yup! They just confirmed this in the latest Game Informer magazine. I'm not sure which retailers are doing this (I'm guessing GameStop at least?) but yes! DO WANT! I'll be getting this DAY ONE! NO QUESTION!
I mean, the 3DS itself is awesome-looking, but even the box itself looks badass. The whole package is just freakin' EPIC.
Looks like FE: Awakening is going to be a fairly big download. Also noted is that the bundle comes with a 4GB SD card and will cost $199.99. SD cards are super cheap so I don't know if the size is a big deal for anyone considering downloading the game.
I'm getting excited about this one. I think I'll pick it up and dive right in.
I hear there are three difficults, Normal, Hard, and one that was harder than that that I forgot the name of. You can also play on Casual (units can't die permanently) or Classic (units die permanently) mode. Guess I'll be starting off on Normal/Classic since I'm still a beginner to TBSes, but I want the full FE experience.