No sooner does Fire Emblem Fates arrive in stores than an artbook covering the previous game arrives as well. As you might imagine, it was originally written in Japan a long time ago — 2012. We won’t get it until AFTER Fates comes out — its targeted release date is July 26, 2016. Better late than never.
“The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening contains an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the smash-hit 3DS game, from beautifully illustrated renditions of your favorite characters, to storyboards for in-game events, character designs, weapon designs, character profiles, and the entirety of the script with every possible branch of dialogue! Relive some of the most poignant moments of the game, or see what might have been if you had made different in-game decisions with the Art of Fire Emblem Awakening!”
If you have a comic shop near you, you may be able to get a copy a bit sooner: they will be getting the book a couple weeks early. And yes, it really does contain every piece of dialogue, so if you haven’t finished Awakening yet, wrap it up before getting the book. The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening will cost $39.99; you can preorder it now on Amazon.