We reported earlier on a rumour circulating that a special 3DS bundle for Fire Emblem: Awakening was on the way to North America. The speculation sparked off after a full page advertisement for the strategic RPG was found in the latest issue of Game Informer, which showed a bundle not too dissimilar to the one Japan received.

Nintendo of America has taken to Twitter to confirm that this is official - the special Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS bundle will be made available in the U.S. and Canada. The bundle comes with the beautiful blue special edition 3DS console which has the upcoming game pre-installed onto the system. The 3DS is not an XL however, which may disappoint those wanting to play the game on the big screen.

If you're unfamiliar with the Fire Emblem series and are wondering what it's all about, there's an introductory video explaining the main elements Fire Emblem: Awakening will contain. There will also be a demo of the game in the North American eShop from 17th January. The game itself is released 4th February while Europe must wait until April to play it.

What are your thoughts on this new bundle? Will you be getting hold of it or are you disappointed that it isn't a special edition XL instead? Fire-off in the comments section below.

[source twitter.com]