Each of Nintendo's major branches held a new Nintendo Direct conference yesterday, revealing a lot of information about upcoming 3DS hardware and games. One item of particular note is news about the localization of Fire Emblem 3DS. Nintendo of Europe's Satoru Shibata announced that, despite earlier announcements that Fire Emblem 3DS would be released in 2012, the game has been delayed in that region until 2013. Similarly, Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime gave a more formal unveiling of the upcoming North American release of the game, which will also be coming in 2013.
While not much else was said about Fire Emblem 3DS's release in either region, Reggie Fils-Aime did specifically mention that Nintendo of America would be supporting the game with DLC content just as it has been in Japan. It should also be noted that neither of the two division presidents used the game's Japanese title of Fire Emblem Awakening, indicating that even the game's western title has yet to be finalized.