Fire Emblem

Update: It appears Nintendo Australia made an error with the listed 3DS release dates and has now sent out an updated version of the newsletter. The 3DS section now reads, "Games coming for Nintendo 3DS" rather than the existing header which indicated a 2015 launch for all titles displayed, including the new Fire Emblem.

Original story: While information about the new Fire Emblem game is still limited, Nintendo Australia has recently released what may be the first bit of news regarding the upcoming 3DS title following last week's Direct.

In a digital newsletter to fans down under, Nintendo Australia teased a number of games coming to the 3DS in 2015, including the new Fire Emblem title.

Alongside the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M, Fire Emblem is tacked onto the end of the line-up with a 'TBC' notice.

With Code Name: S.T.E.A.M scheduled for release on 16th May, should we be open to a western release of the latest Fire Emblem entry as early as June, or hold back our excitement until the latter half of this year after Japan's summer launch of the title?

Although a 2015 release may have been expected given the timing of this game's announcement, if Nintendo Australia's placement of Fire Emblem within its newsletter proves to be anything more than filler material, it's comforting to know that presumably at least some fans in the West – if not all – will have their hands on this anticipated title before the year is out.

The latest entry in the Fire Emblem series is created by the same core team at Intelligent Systems who were responsible for the sensational original release on the 3DS, Fire Emblem: Awakening.

If you haven't already seen it, take a look at the trailer for the new Fire Emblem game from last week's Nintendo Direct, and let us know in the comments just how excited you are about this upcoming game.