Register Fire Emblem Awakening & Shin Megami Tensei IV for $30 in Nintendo eShop Credit

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Nintendo has announced that when you purchase, register, and complete the surveys for both Fire Emblem Awakening (available now) and Shin Megami Tensei IV (coming July 16th) with Club Nintendo before August 31st, you’ll get a $30 credit which can be used in the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS or Wii U. This goes for the versions of the games available at retail and in the Nintendo eShop, and you can click here for further details, particularly in regards to purchasing the games through the Nintendo 3DS eShop or having already registered Fire Emblem Awakening.

I cannot speak for Shin Megami Tensei IV, but you can find my review of Fire Emblem Awakening here.

357px-LuigihattipEarlier today, Nintendo of America (and Europe, and Japan) ran a new “Nintendo Direct” video, which you can find here. Over the course of the video, we were updated on a number of upcoming titles, but several previously-unannounced titles were revealed as well.

Perhaps the biggest news of the show, however, was that 2013 would mark “The Year of Luigi.” We already knew about the upcoming release of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for the Nintendo 3DS, but Nintendo seems keen on giving the younger Mario Brother the spotlight with a number of upcoming new releases, whether they feature Mario or not.

What follows are several of the announcements, accompanied by my own thoughts on each and screens (where available).

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Fireemblem_bonusLGIf you’re interested in purchasing Fire Emblem Awakening for the Nintendo 3DS upon its release on February 4th, you may wish to put your money down for a pre-order– particularly if you like the character art for the game, or are just a fan of Fire Emblem memorabilia.

Purchasing the game at EBGames, Future Shop, or Best Buy will allow you to receive a special limited-edition character art book for– what else? —Fire Emblem Awakening. In addition, Future Shop and Best Buy are each carrying an exclusive Nintendo 3DS console bundle with a special Fire Emblem-decorated version of the hardware and the game pre-installed for $199.99, and that’s eligible for the deal as well.

Just make sure you arrive early– supplies are limited, and go on a first come, first serve basis, so if you want to take part, don’t miss out!