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Fire Emblem: Awakening out at Canadian EB Games!


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#1 JunAres

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

Surprised there's no topic for this yet.

http://operationrain...ing-at-ebgames/

EB Games are already selling the game, and allowing pre-order pick ups. Best Buy has reported they will do the same, but no confirmation on anyone actually getting it from there yet:

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And for further proof, I actually just picked it up from EB Games about an hour ago. Proof:

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Go buy the game already! Though probably call first to make sure they have it.

#2 CoachHines

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

The EB artbook is huge! I know quite a few 3DS owners have been starved for games in the past few months so this should help. Personally, I'll wait for a price drop since my backlog is packed.

#3 ikariwarriors

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

Damn, I know what I'm doing tonight.

#4 TheGuardianWolf

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

Meanwhile US purchasers aren't even sure if they'll get the copies they pre-ordered. XD

Oh well, at least we don't have to wait until April like the poor UK!

#5 Lightthrower

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

5$ off at Best Buy too (and free shipping), so it's 35$.

#6 slidecage

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:53 PM

5$ off at Best Buy too (and free shipping), so it's 35$.


too bad canada only with the 5 off

i want it but wont pay 42.50 for it
WOOOO I STINK

#7 TerraBemani

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

They put a freakin barcode sticker on your ART BOOK??? The gamestop curse lives on. XD

#8 maigoyume

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:32 AM

Just picked it up, mine didn't have any kind of stickers on it (thankfully).

Now I just need a 3ds lol.
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#9 VetraX

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:56 AM

Same, maigoyume. I was scared there for a minute - it looked like the OP's book was bigger than mine. But it's at an angle.

Asked the clerk. She said there was no official street date - soon as shipment got in, they were allowed to sell. Thanks for the heads up, JunAres!

#10 Lightthrower

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:19 AM

The artbook cover is embossed? Sweet! How many pages?

#11 maigoyume

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:26 AM

Only about 16 pages. Its similar to the Xenoblade one.
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#12 JunAres

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:21 AM

They put a freakin barcode sticker on your ART BOOK??? The gamestop curse lives on. XD


I know, right? The Xenoblade art book didn't have one, and I got it from the same branch. I'm going to see if I can carefully peel it off.

#13 Lockescythe

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:09 AM

damnit
bestbuy is sold out was going to place my preorder today....

#14 Icetron

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:34 AM

I got my game today, no artbooks left though.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

Ya, I thought it was weird how it shipped yesterday. Well I'll be receiving mine soon so must play more ni no kuni until it's out.

#16 maigoyume

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

For those that care this is what the artbook consists of.

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#17 TeaBisquit

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

Nowi's cute.

This game snuck up on me, I forgot about preordering! Can I still get an artbook without having preordered?

#18 maigoyume

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

Your best shot is to call your local EB and ask if they still have any. Then head there immediately.

And yes Nowi is uber cute :)
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#19 JunAres

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

From what I hear, whatever "problem" caused them to sell the game early has been fixed, so people have been having trouble getting it early anymore. This is all second-hand info, but I suggest you call in to the store before heading out to see if they're still willing to sell it early.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

My online order shipped yesterday, arrived today (I'm in BC) lol.

Got the artbook with it as well. :)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:17 AM

From what I hear, whatever "problem" caused them to sell the game early has been fixed, so people have been having trouble getting it early anymore. This is all second-hand info, but I suggest you call in to the store before heading out to see if they're still willing to sell it early.


Went to three EBs after work today. 1st one said they were sold out, and the other two said they received an email this morning saying they're not allowed to sell it anymore.

I think this is basically dead (until next week, that is).

#22 ikariwarriors

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:12 AM

Yeah, my EB was only honoring pre-orders with early sales. The rest of us have to wait for the actual release date.

Can you imagine how much EB would make if this was a standard thing for pre-orders, to get the game a week early? It would be madness.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:06 AM

I'm not really a fan of how this has been handled. I'm trying to preorder it on Best Buy's website right now, because you can get $5 off when you do so. It won't let me do that, however, because it's "sold out". It technically hasn't even been released yet! Why am I not allowed to preorder?

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:04 AM

Cool, stopped at an EBgames today that was on the way home, asked if they had the game and an artbook, told me they couldn't sell me the game, but they gave me the artbook and I put down some money to 'preorder' the game. Pretty excited to get it!

#25 Derfel

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

I'm not really a fan of how this has been handled. I'm trying to preorder it on Best Buy's website right now, because you can get $5 off when you do so. It won't let me do that, however, because it's "sold out". It technically hasn't even been released yet! Why am I not allowed to preorder?


That means that their expected allocation of stock has been exhausted by the amount of pre-orders. This has happened several times before, unfortunately...
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