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Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Fire Emblem: Awakening set for first half 2013

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Nintendo let the fanfare soar for the Nintendo 3DS in its most recent live streamed direct presentation, giving handheld gamers a lot to be excited about in the coming months. While we already knew about many of the items, the 3DS pep rally brought new info and trailers for anticipated games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Fire Emblem: Awakening.

The next game in the Animal Crossing series of village-life-and-mortgage-repayment simulator, New Leaf will put players in the customizable shoes of a new town mayor in the first half of 2013. Players can decorate and guide the growth of their town to a greater extent than previous titles, or just break it down to some dance hall beats courtesy of DJ K.K.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said tactical RPG fans can expect Fire Emblem: Awakening to land on American shores "in a few more months." Awakening will follow the tale of Chrom as he leads his nation's army, and duels somebody who looks an awful lot like Marth. It will be another of Nintendo's first games to feature paid DLC--speaking of which, two new paid map packs are available for New Super Mario Bros. 2 right now.

For more on upcoming 3DS games including Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, check out Nintendo's sizzle reel of new footage below.

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  • shawksta - October 25, 2012 1:24 p.m.

    Nice to finally see a boo in Weegee's second outing, I just hope you don't have something similarly irritating on the way you catch them like the originals C stick shenanigans Im not a big fan of animal crossing but the game just keeps getting better and better for it's fans, glad to see it how it's fairing.
  • laurenhiya21 - October 25, 2012 1:17 p.m.

    Finally more good games rolling in for the 3DS! (I've heard of all of these before, but I wasn't quite sure when they were supposed to be releasing...)
  • BladedFalcon - October 25, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    Dun really care about the Animal Crossing one, but glad to hear Fire Emblem: Awakening is still on track to come here. That franchise is one of the main reasons why I got a 3DS in the first place. But yeah, a solid release date would be nice... Also, while we're at it, how about a new advance wars, hmm Nintendo?
  • JarkayColt - October 25, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    Gah! I need more solid release dates Nintendo! I've been waiting on Fire Emblem all this time. I hope it doesn't take even longer to come out in Europe. I'm probably going to get Paper Mario and Animal Crossing too though so...yeah, I think these will keep my 3DS busy for a good while. It's nice to see the library of games picking up a little. I just want to plan which I'll buy first :/

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