Published on February 5th, 2013 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor0
According to Big Retailers-Fire Emblem: Awakening Doesn’t Know When to Get out of Bed
It can be a bummer when you find out that a game you have been waiting for all year, or many years, has been delayed — that’s just how the industry works. If the game is not up to par, needs polishing touches or has caught some snag in the lovely ecosystem of the law, you can expect a wait. While these may impede a game from hitting its original release date, you at least know what that date is. Often a highly anticipated game has been slathered over every imaginable media interface. While this occurs for many big name titles, smaller ones might feel the pinch. Enter: Fire Emblem: Awakening.
By no means is the latest installment to the Fire Emblem series a “small” game. Heck, it’s probably one of the most anticipated titles on the Nintendo 3DS console, not to mention role-playing game charts. With that being said, why the hell is it so confusing to locate a release date for the game?
Some places got it right and listed Fire Emblem: Awakening with its Feb. 4 launch. Hats off to Amazon.com for snagging the most appropriate release date (this is in fact the date listed on the official Nintendo site). However, when clicking the “Buy Now” option on the Nintendo site, users are directed to a few fine retailers to order the retail copy of the game. These companies are Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Toys”R”Us and Target.
Where does the confusion come in? All list this with differing launch dates. This doesn’t even include the GameStop site which lists it not available online and the exclusive console that is supposed to launch with the game not available until Feb. 6. If you were going strictly off release dates, apparently BestBuy had it available four days ago.
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