The Fire Emblem series has been around for 22 years, though it only became well known outside of Japan with the arrival of Game Boy Advance. Since that time there have been plenty of new titles, remakes and Virtual Console appearances released worldwide, so the announcement of Fire Emblem: Kakusei last year came as little surprise.

Over the weekend Nintendo released the official cover art for the Japanese version, and as it's suitably epic we felt the need to share it with you. It also has the Nintendo Network logo at the top right, confirming that the online service is now in action and that reports of DLC in Japan are probably accurate.

With a European release confirmed for 2012, is this title on your must-have list?