Strategic RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening will be unleashed on the 3DS in North America from 4th February, and will be available in both physical and downloadable form.

If you're looking to download a copy from the 3DS eShop you'll need 8,579 available blocks on an SD card - that's slightly over 1GB. This figure is quite high compared to other titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Super Mario 3D Land, both of which only take up half that amount. Fire Emblem: Awakening's behemoth file-size does sound about right, however, considering just how expansive the series' games usually are.

The special Fire Emblem: Awakening bundle, which comes with a limited edition 3DS, is packaged with a 4GB SD card - which is a good job really. Incidentally, Nintendo of America has confirmed the suggested retail price of the upcoming bundle is $199.99.

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