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#631 djricekcn

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

*edit*
For the Marth DLC character/map.. anyone know if this is actually Marth, or if its just someone taking his name? The artbook makes it sound like its just somoene using his name. Im not familiar with the time frame but i would think Marth would be long dead by now

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EWWW just watched a character creation video after seeing you guys talking about the feet.. WTF?! that looks HORRIBLE. Thats gonna take some getting used to. I do not like that style at all.


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#632 Sgt Barone

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

If anyone is looking to get a 3DS XL in preparation for this game, they're currently on sale for $169 at Best Buy.

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#633 Kadamas

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

*edit* didn't see a skin color option either.. i guess you can only be super white? No tan/dark skinned characters?


As far as I know, yeah. It's a bit odd and I thought about buying it used because of that, but I decided to let it slide. It's a bit ridiculous in this day and age - and don't give me that stuff about it screwing up the children's skin colors. It wouldn't take that much effort for IS to do a tan version of each kid as well.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

As far as I know, yeah. It's a bit odd and I thought about buying it used because of that, but I decided to let it slide. It's a bit ridiculous in this day and age - and don't give me that stuff about it screwing up the children's skin colors. It wouldn't take that much effort for IS to do a tan version of each kid as well.


maybe if the made the people different colors it would Fuck up the backgrounds or something... or they were too lazy to code it
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#635 devincenzi

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

maybe if the made the people different colors it would Fuck up the backgrounds or something... or they were too lazy to code it


Too lazy for feet, too lazy for melanin! I think the reason could be related to the reason why there are no dark people in other fantasy stories, like LOTR for example.

#636 Rock_Dash3X

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

By the way i watched a JP unboxing.. WTF?! That version DOES have a physical copy! Looks like its just US gamers that got screwed over. What a friggin jip.

You also have to remember that game came out almost a year ago in Japan. Way before Nintendo started pushing their digital side. You shouldn't really be too mad about it. I understand you're a collector, but you are speaking like you're the only collector in the world so your wants is the only thing that matters. I'm a collector too and really I find that it shouldn't matter too much if this came with physically copy or not if you're not going to open it.

That and the fact that there is nothing special with the actual game. Like if it came with a slipcover, steelcase or even a alternative copy. Those are things to care about. Plain game with no extra isn't a big deal. Plus the way I see it is the main selling point of this bundle is a branded 3DS. Unless the game is some special edition I don't find it a big deal.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

have the game preordered at BB.

Got this email just now

Hi HuBu:

There's been a change to the release date for your pre-ordered item.

The new release date is 02/01/2013. Your order details are listed below.


Then seconds later

Hello HuBu,

We're very sorry, but your item listed below is no longer available for pickup at the PEMBROKE PINES FL Best Buy store.

That being said, we'd still like to get you this item. There may be a chance that we can either:
Find a different store in your area with the item in stock.
Ship the item, if it is available, via free standard shipping.


called the 800# as them told me and no stores has it. willing to ship it to me within 7-14 business days. no thanks.

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#638 JCrichton

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

By the way i watched a JP unboxing.. WTF?! That version DOES have a physical copy! Looks like its just US gamers that got screwed over. What a friggin jip.

Unless they were charged more.

#639 Rock_Dash3X

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

Japan is always charged more haha.

#640 JCrichton

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

Japan is always charged more haha.

Point stands. ;)

#641 elessar123

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

Point stands. ;)


Not really.

#642 maximumzero

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

By the way i watched a JP unboxing.. WTF?! That version DOES have a physical copy! Looks like its just US gamers that got screwed over. What a friggin jip.


TO BE FAIR, The Japanese Fire Emblem bundle existed before Nintendo started releasing retail software on the eShop, so it was a bit of an impossibility for them to include a digital copy.

These days it would be digital.

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#643 Bioterror

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

The bestbuy website said that there were a few stores that had in store pickup for today, has anyone tried to get a copy today?

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

Too lazy for feet, too lazy for melanin! I think the reason could be related to the reason why there are no dark people in other fantasy stories, like LOTR for example.


There's usually tan people at least in Fire Emblem; there's a few in Awakening too. It's just a bit odd.

I know a lot of fantasy stories don't have minorities in them but since this is Create a Character, that shouldn't matter. Once you have CaC you should just let the player do whatever they want.

By the way, in LOTR, in the books at least, there plenty of dark people. The Southrons and Easterlings who made up the bulk of the men that served Sauron. I don't really think they showed them off in the movies for obvious reasons: they were pretty much cruel, soulless and as evil as can be. The more you know!
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:41 PM

The bestbuy website said that there were a few stores that had in store pickup for today, has anyone tried to get a copy today?


Got a pickup email, no copies till Monday lol.

#646 JCrichton

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

Not really.

How's that?

If the Japanese version cost more and they got more physical product than the US version it makes perfect sense.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

How's that?

If the Japanese version cost more and they got more physical product than the US version it makes perfect sense.


It released at ¥19,800 when the 3DS was ¥15,000. The base game was ¥4800 yen. And it came with a bonus ¥1000 card.

So no.

#648 JCrichton

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

It released at ¥19,800 when the 3DS was ¥15,000. The base game was ¥4800 yen. And it came with a bonus ¥1000 card.

So no.

Your math proves the point.

Japanese 3DS bundle = $213
US bundle = $200

The Japanese version cost more. They got the same product except it wasn't digital. They paid more and got more. $10 bonus card is nice but you were still paying for it up front so it's part of the cost. It's a small amount but the US version is less expensive so makes perfect sense to get a little less, no matter how much people (including myself) don't like it. Discounted game = digital game in this case.

So yes, the point stands very firm.

#649 elessar123

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

Your math proves the point.

Japanese 3DS bundle = $213
US bundle = $200

The Japanese version cost more. They got the same product except it wasn't digital. They paid more and got more. $10 bonus card is nice but you were still paying for it up front so it's part of the cost. It's a small amount but the US version is less expensive so makes perfect sense to get a little less, no matter how much people (including myself) don't like it. Discounted game = digital game in this case.

So yes, the point stands very firm.


What, no it doesn't. By your logic, we pay $7 more for a 3DS, so we should get something they don't on every 3DS, which is not the case. The Wii U costs $270 in Japan.

The Fire Emblem game is $51, where the $11 difference compared to NA already accounts for most of the $13 difference.

It's a different market. They always pay more for stuff by default.

#650 JCrichton

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

What, no it doesn't. By your logic, we pay $7 more for a 3DS, so we should get something they don't on every 3DS, which is not the case.

My logic only applies to this specific circumstance, not across the board. Any application otherwise would be a different conversation.

The Wii U costs $270 in Japan.

Hardly relevant. We're talking about bundles, digital games & handhelds.

The Fire Emblem game is $51, where the $11 difference compared to NA already accounts for most of the $13 difference. It's a different market. They always pay more for stuff by default.

And in this case they got more, the entire point. Add to it that this bundle nets the US gamers a $10 discount, the trade-off being a digital game. The Japanese release, by your numbers, had no such discount only a coupon to buy more stuff. The game was full price.

The net result continues to support the point of paying more got the Japanese bundle purchasers more.

#651 MSUHitman

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:14 PM

My logic only applies to this specific circumstance, not across the board. Any application otherwise would be a different conversation.


Hardly relevant. We're talking about bundles, digital games & handhelds.

And in this case they got more, the entire point. Add to it that this bundle nets the US gamers a $10 discount, the trade-off being a digital game. The Japanese release, by your numbers, had no such discount only a coupon to buy more stuff. The game was full price.

The net result continues to support the point of paying more got the Japanese bundle purchasers more.


This is also why Atlus and anime companies are starting to region lock they games & movies, even on Blu-Ray, to stop Japanese customers from importing cheaper Western copies.

#652 JCrichton

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:18 PM

This is also why Atlus and anime companies are starting to region lock they games & movies, even on Blu-Ray, to stop Japanese customers from importing cheaper Western copies.

Hardly seems worth it considering the shipping costs alone aren't worth it.

#653 MSUHitman

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:56 PM

No that's why a bunch of recent anime's had their western BR versions canceled & Atlus said to the press that's why Persona 4 Arena was region locked b/c it was cheaper for Japanese customers to buy a Western copy shipped than a Japanese copy at retail.

#654 YellowGameboyColor

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:52 AM

Wait, just got an email from bestbuy saying my preorder is ready for pickup. Why are they releasing this game early?

#655 Xombie007

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:03 AM

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The XL wishes it looked this badass.



That looks so good! Kind of reminds me of the dark royal blue DS Lite (although this seems to be a slightly lighter shade) with the black interior. And the artwork is absolutely gorgeous! I've gotta' have one for my collection even if I never use it ('cause I'm using the 3DS-XL to play my 3DS games of course). Thanks for posting the pic, maximumzero.

#656 Elusive

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:05 AM

Wait, just got an email from bestbuy saying my preorder is ready for pickup. Why are they releasing this game early?


I've read others talking about the same situation, but then they weren't allowed to pick it up when they tried to. Evidently it was a mistake, but if you manage to get one, you're lucky. And I hate you.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:16 AM

Wait, just got an email from bestbuy saying my preorder is ready for pickup. Why are they releasing this game early?


mine say BACKORDERED WTF
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:28 AM

That looks so good! Kind of reminds me of the dark royal blue DS Lite (although this seems to be a slightly lighter shade) with the black interior. And the artwork is absolutely gorgeous! I've gotta' have one for my collection even if I never use it ('cause I'm using the 3DS-XL to play my 3DS games of course). Thanks for posting the pic, maximumzero.

You can get a similar decal for your XL, although it doesn't look quite as good and misses the corner bits; can't really do much about the shades the XL comes in either.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:47 AM

lol that can't be legal

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

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wow! so...

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Too lazy for feet, too lazy for melanin! I think the reason could be related to the reason why there are no dark people in other fantasy stories, like LOTR for example.



LOL! that literally made me laugh out loud =) Heh too lazy for feet and melanin, nice! Honestly the feet thing still creeps me out. Not sure if i'll get used to it. Its good to see the lack of skin color bugged other people than me. To those who say it may messes with the lore.. no. There are definitely dark skinned and even black people in the Fire Emblem universe. Hell in the friggin artbook, one of the characters is a very tan blonde dude with his shirt off. Vaike is his hame. Its been a while but off the top of my head i definitely remember a black spearman in path of radiance. Just looked him up: Devdan. I think there were more but hes the one i definitely remember. Also, several of the Laguz race were very dark skinned in their human form. Like Muarim, and Mordecai(i loved Mordi! he was awesome) So really, there is no excuse at all to not put a skin color option in the game other than laziness. Or racism i guess, but my bets on laziness.

Honestly after watching the whole customization video im overal very disappointed. No eye color options, skin color options, very limited face options. Hell it seems the Women models have way more variety than the men! Why the hell is the only eyepatch option in the friggin woman loli build section?! I want an eyepatch but dont want to be an 8 year old girl! Its very sparse and weak overall. Jeeze, i may just have to make a female character i guess since the male options are kinda weak by comparisson =(

I just really wish you could change the skin color/eye color, and that there was an actual scar/accessory option. Hell just more options all around. Jrpgs always seem very lacking when they give you a customization option. I guess most Japanese gamers just stick with the same generic young anime boy/girl hero. Too bad

You also have to remember that game came out almost a year ago in Japan. Way before Nintendo started pushing their digital side. You shouldn't really be too mad about it. I understand you're a collector, but you are speaking like you're the only collector in the world so your wants is the only thing that matters. I'm a collector too and really I find that it shouldn't matter too much if this came with physically copy or not if you're not going to open it.

That and the fact that there is nothing special with the actual game. Like if it came with a slipcover, steelcase or even a alternative copy. Those are things to care about. Plain game with no extra isn't a big deal. Plus the way I see it is the main selling point of this bundle is a branded 3DS. Unless the game is some special edition I don't find it a big deal.


Ah i guess that is true. It did come out a while ago. Still, im still incredibly disappointed by the lack of a physical copy. Especially when you consider that they had to include a 4gb SD card to put the game on. Is it that much of a stretch to just give us the damn cart?

aslo. As for the highlighted part in your message. Thats the problem, i WANT To open it. The fact that i DONT have a physical copy is the only thing keeping me from wanting to open and use it now. The game does come with something special: A cart i actually own and can move around instead of a Digital thing thats locked to that console. Plus it has an actual manual and something i can put on my shelf in my collection


This is also why Atlus and anime companies are starting to region lock they games & movies, even on Blu-Ray, to stop Japanese customers from importing cheaper Western copies.


Hardly seems worth it considering the shipping costs alone aren't worth it.


No that's why a bunch of recent anime's had their western BR versions canceled & Atlus said to the press that's why Persona 4 Arena was region locked b/c it was cheaper for Japanese customers to buy a Western copy shipped than a Japanese copy at retail.



MSUHiutman is right. Not too sure about game prices but anime prices are fucking ridiculous in Japan. Its the equivilant of like 60-80 bucks US for a single BD/DVD with like 3 or 4 episodes on it. Its an absurd rip off. Its why a bunch of anime is either not getting a BD release for a delayed ammount of time, or has locked subs on it these days =(
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