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Register Shin Megami Tensei IV and Fire Emblem: Awakening and Receive $30 eShop Credit

Posted by Andy Green

Nintendo and Atlus combine to offer North Americans a great deal

It was rumoured yesterday that Club Nintendo would start a promotion this month in North America that would see 3DS owners receive some extra eShop credit should they register two specific 3DS titles. Well, that deal has today been confirmed and the extra credit totals a very appealing $30.

Atlus and Nintendo are joining forces to dish out the reward and it will begin next week when Shin Megami Tensei IV is released. In order to take part in the promotion you'll need to register a copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening as well as the upcoming Atlus title on Club Nintendo and once this is complete you'll receive a code that can be redeemed in the eShop for a $30 cash injection.

Shin Megami Tensei IV will be released on 16th July and the promotion kicks off on the very same day - both digital and physical copies are eligible for the deal.

Fire Emblem: Awakening sold particularly well in North America so this will certainly be an extra bit of incentive for those currently debating whether or not to pick up Shin Megami Tensei IV.

Those not looking to grab hold of either of these titles right away but still want to participate in the offer have until 31st August to register the two games.

Will you be taking advantage of this excellent promotion? Will it entice you to pick up either of the two games? Let us know in the comment section below.


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yojo said:

Awesome! The bundle already looked sweet, but this just makes it all the better. I love how Nintendo is putting real effort to trying to sell a type of game that usually does not do well outside of Japan. Maybe if this game does well other JRPG's will get translated sooner.



DualWielding said:

so if I already have fire emblem and I register smt after it arrive I get the credit or is only for people who buy fire emblem after the offer was announced? I was not planning on getting SMT since I've never played the series but with 30 credit back I would give it a try



GooRoo said:

Nintendo's website states that those who have already registered Fire Emblem only need to register SMT IV to qualify.



ShadJV said:

Congrats Nintendo and Atlus. I was on the fence and you won me over.

SMTIV, please go easy on me, I'm a beginner. Yeah, I know you won't though.



DrKarl said:

I just pre-ordered because of this news. It really takes the sting out of the high price for SMTIV.



Pichuka97 said:

Well then, I just might have to plunge in on this. Wait the Retron5 is coming out soon. Ugh...



Klinny said:

Argh. I have Fire Emblem registered, but the survey has expired, and it says you need to complete the surveys to be eligible... :/

I hope I can still qualify.



shinpichu said:

A promotion involving Fire Emlbem and SMT?


Well, now I need to save up for SMT4. Was on the fence, but now I'm willing to give it a try. Most of that $30 will go to FE13 DLC.



Spoony_Tech said:

@MERG Well there is a casual mode for a reason. I think you will like it and its probably easier then overclocked!



rjejr said:

Was just in Kmart and the lone red 3DS XL on the shelf was tempting me like a siren, but the 2 black WiiU boxes reminded me what Im saving my money for. A few more deals like this though and I may wait a couple more years on the WiiU.



RR529 said:

Cool deal, but I just bought FE:A last week, so I doubt I'll have enough money for another new retail game until autumn.



siavm said:

I was not getting this. But since I do want that cross over game (I am a big sucker for crossover games) and I have and registered fire emblem I see no harm in getting this. There is nothing else coming this month I was going to get.



unrandomsam said:

I might get this if it is offered in Europe. (Held off on Fire Emblem due to needing the DLC to play it on the highest settings). I could use the discount to pay for the DLC. Still don't like supporting any game with any pay to win aspects.



Vincent294 said:

I already paid off my SMT IV preorder. I guess this means I have $30 extra. What a pleasant surprise.



TrueWiiMaster said:

I bought Fire Emblem last month, but I wasn't going to buy SMT4, especially at $50. With this deal, however, I'll be placing my pre-order tonight. If I don't like it I can just sell it online. Since it's a limited edition release (and a very nice one at that) I'd probably make back what I paid, possibly even make a profit, and I'd still get the $30 bonus. If I like it, I'll have $30 and an awesome special edition. Either way, it's now a must buy.

On a separate note, does anyone know if the $30 will be useable on the Wii U? I'm assuming you just get a code, and since eshop codes are usually compatible with both the 3DS and Wii U... If I can use it on the Wii U, I might get Pikmin 3 digitally (which would net me another $5 from the digital promotion).



zionich said:

Ive been grinding on Monster Hunter mainly so I havent picked up any new games yet. Thanks Atlus and Nintendo for sealing the deal on my next games.



RevolverLink said:

So I'll basically be getting $30 towards Ace Attorney 5 for something I was going to do anyway. Nice.



Ralizah said:

Sure you don't want to use it to download Mutant Mudds 2 when it's released?

Anyhow, this is an awesome promotion. I have already registered FE:A, and have SMTIV pre-ordered, so this is like a free $30 love letter from Nintendo.

Perhaps I'll use the credit to catch up on some of the VC stuff.



Spoony_Tech said:

@unrandomsam What are you going on about?! You don't need the dlc to beat the game! If you're having problems you need to play on a easier level. The dlc is just to help make the game last long if you so choose!



sinalefa said:

My FEA is on the way, but I am not sure about Tensei IV, specially not if it costs $50. Or $20 if you add this.

Need to see reviews and maybe I will take it, but in any case I congratulate NOA for having this promotion.



XCWarrior said:

Definitely taking advantage of this promotion. Glad it includes physical copies. Buying both games for sure, plus $30 eshop credit = awesomeness.



shingi_70 said:

I plan to take Advantge of this by getting both next week.. Now what to do with that $30.



Bucbanzai said:

buy those two and the get Shin Megami Tensei Soul Survivor on sales on the e-shop for $29.99. Double the Shin Megami for double the fun



arrmixer said:

wow.. now what?? I'm still on the fence but love the preorder items anyway.. ... hm...



SheldonRandoms said:

This crossover is getting better now, all I got to do is wait for Shin Megami Tensei IV to arrive in the mail.



ouroborous said:

sweet, so long as having already bought Fire Emblem counts. I was on the fence about SMT but with the pre-order swag and $30 eShop credit, it's pretty hard to pass up now.



One-Winged-Pit said:

@Super_Gravy You would really have to look at videos of SMT IV since each game in the series is different from the other. But basically it is a JRPG where you play as a human and battle demons by recruiting demons to fight with you. The games have a general good vs evil thing to them where depending on the choices you make determines your ending and alignment which is tied to your demons.



Pokefanmum82 said:

The $30 e-shop credit is good for either the Wii U or the 3DS, according to the official site.



NintendoPro64 said:

DANG IT!!! I was already going to buy Fire Emblem, but was planning to hold off on it because I have to pay off my Project X Zone pre-order and I am on the fence with SMT 4. This deal could get me off the fence though. Considering SMT 4 costs FIFTY dollars, I better start a preorder NOW. So much for my wallet getting a break. On the plus side, I should get a Gamestop gift card for my birthday!



DrDingus said:

I just happened to preorder SMT4 months ago and registered FE: Awakening in February. Little did I know that it would land me $30 in eShop goodness.

Can I just take a moment to cry tears of happy? I'm sure you guys will understand.



Objection said:

Is SMT IV really $50? Owch.
On the other hand, this practically pays for AA5 when that comes out.
Well, I'll keep my eye on SMT prices for the next 5 weeks then... (retail)



thatguyEZ said:

woah, this just made my day. already had SMT pre-ordered and have had FE for a while. looks like i'll be getting project x zone for 5 bucks. <3



SamSan37 said:

I have SMT 4 on preorder. My first SMT. I guess Awakening will be my first Fire Emblem as well. There is so much I can buy with 30$ on the eShop.



AVahne said:

You actually don't NEED the DLC at all to beat Lunatic or Lunatic +. Just good strategy and a lot of patience. The DLC just makes the mode pointless when it comes to difficulty.



Alpha2797 said:

I bought the Fire Emblem 3DS, which had Fire Emblem Awakening pre-installed. Does it count as me buying and registering Fire Emblem?

Also, will SMT4 be available on the eShop when it releases? I buy my games digitally only.



Spoony_Tech said:

@Alpha2797 Did you do a survey for it? If so then yes. Also yes it will be avalible in the eshop but its still 50$ I mostly go digital as well but not with Atlus. Preorder bonuses are too good to pass up!



Alpha2797 said:


I don't remember if I did a survey for it, I'll have to check. I wasn't expecting a price drop for the digital version so I'm ok with $50, as for preorder bonuses, I won't be able to get the game until late July/early August, therefore, I unfortunately can't get any bonuses.



Alpha2797 said:

I didn't see any Fire Emblem Awakening registration. Also, there's only one 3DS registered even though my Fire Emblem 3DS is my second 3DS and it has been registered already. Guess who I'm contacting?
Nintendo support, away!



Klinny said:

According to Club Nintendo, "If you purchased the Fire Emblem: Awakening hardware bundle, you must link your Nintendo 3DS system to your Club Nintendo account and complete the registration survey for Shin Megami Tensei IV to qualify for the promotion."

To me, this doesn't sound like you need to register or fill out any surveys for Fire Emblem at all, as long as you link the Fire Emblem 3DS to the same account that Shin Megami Tensei IV will be registered to.

I could be wrong, of course, so may be better to double-check anyways.



ollietaro said:

Why do ppl think SMT will be $10? It clearly said you have to register (which means having BOUGHT) both FE:A and SMT 4 and then you get the $30 credit. It didn't say $30 rebate. The only way to cheat the system is to buy the game, get the code, get your free games on eShop, and then return the game.



Alpha2797 said:

Yeah, I contacted Nintendo support, now I'm just waiting for a response. My 3DS is registered already, I double checked just now. Now I'm just going to await for the response to triple check this. But thanks for the info anyways.



Alpha2797 said:


The reason people think this is because for people that bought Fire Emblem on release day, they only need to shell out $50 for SMT4, and in return, they get $30 eShop credit.



ollietaro said:

Also, SMT 4 is $49.99, so it would be $20 if you cheated the system. Basically you have to spend $90 to get $120 worth of games. It's mostly a thank-you gift for people who already have FE:A and want to get SMT 4.



Alpha2797 said:


I know, this deal is basically best for those that have already owned Fire Emblem and have been planning to get this game even before this deal was announced.



SCAR said:

I'm somewhat interested in SMT IV, but not Fire Emblem... I'm thinking I'll just buy the Wii U collaboration title and that will be it.



Alpha2797 said:


The only other Fire Emblem game I'm familiar with is The Sacred Stones for the GBA. Awakening is SO much better than the Sacred Stones. They're both the same genre, a tactical rpg. In Awakening, there's a casual mode where your characters will not die upon defeat. You can try the demo as well if you want to compare and contrast. The demo has 2 or 3 levels and you can choose between a couple levels of difficulty.

EDIT: I have 10 hours of gameplay on Fire Emblem the Sacred Stones and I have 50 hours on Fire Emblem Awakening. I could've had more for Awakening, but other games such as Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, PMD: Gates to Infinity, and Animal Crossing have caught my attention.



SCAR said:

I just played the demo. It's better than I what I though of some of the older ones... Still the only way I'm buying it is if I buy the Shin Megami Tensei IV game.
I don't think I would buy it otherwise, because I'm generally not interested in these sort of games. I didn't like Advanced Wars either, BTW. They're ok, but I just like actually moving a character around.



bizcuthammer said:

I hope this is a good sign of things to come between Atlus and Nintendo. I really wanna see Persona 5 on WiiU or 3DS.



AJWolfTill said:

I really really hope so, I've been very curious about Shin Megami games since the crossover was announced, loved the SMT 4 trailer in the Direct and already own FE:A.



Persona_Yu said:

I don't know why but @SMT4Protag, @B3ND3R, and @thatguyEZ thank you for convincing me to buy SMT4, because you guys introduce me to a new RPG and in doing that, Alot of great offers appeared. I also want to thank NIntendo Life because if it weren't for this website I wouldn't know of the games and upcoming games ( I baely watch T.V so I barely find out about new games) like I said I do't know why but I felt like saying my thanks

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