The highly anticipated 3DS strategy RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening will finally become available in North America on 4th February 2013. The game sees you take control of Lord Chrom and the Shepherds as they endeavour to rid the land of a new evil.

To celebrate the release GameStop is offering a very special pre-order bonus: a superb character art book. The book shows off various artistic designs for several of the game's characters including Chrom, his sister Lissa and his lieutenant, Frederick. We must stress that this is not the Knights of Iris art book; sadly that remains a Japan-only publication.

The limited edition character art book is available while stocks last online and in-store, so if you haven't pre-ordered yet, now might be a good time to do it.

Fire Emblem: Awakening is set to be released in April in Europe. For those unfamiliar with the series Nintendo has released an introductory video which explores the features of the upcoming game.

Will you be pre-ordering this one, American gamers?

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