The highly-anticipated 3DS strategy RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening is coming to North America on 4th February, it has been revealed.

The all-important date was disclosed during today's North American Nintendo Direct presentation. During the video, great care was taken to explain the game's relationship system, which can significantly influence the outcome of battles. The European release will take place in April 2013, as was confirmed during the EU Nintendo Direct.

We've already gone hands-on with the Japanese version, so be sure to check out our Fire Emblem: Awakening first impressions.