Update: Well it appears this shipping error may not be quite as severe as previously thought. I’ve been doing a bit of digging around and it appears some retailers may be selling the game on its launch day after all. From the looks of it, Walmart will be selling the game on launch day without any hiccups, at least according to the product listing on its website.
Speaking of which, Game Stop’s webpage
still has the game slated for a February 4 release despite being plagued by the shipping error. Polygon’s Megan Farkhmanesh
reports that the error has only effected an unspecified number of select locations. The same can be said for Best Buy, which oddly enough advertises a February 1 launch on its website
… I guess there was a bit of confusion before this mess happened.
I also looked into Target and Kmart but I’m not quite sure what to make of my findings. Target
has the same February 1 release date as Best Buy, so it very well could have the game in stock, while the Kmart listing no longer exists. No really. It does not exist. Each time I tried to view it, I was re-directed to a listing for Namco Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
. So yeah. I don’t know what’s going on with Kmart.
So if your heart is set on getting the game tomorrow, you best keep this information in mind and call your local retailers to check and see if they have it or your trip to the store could be a complete bust.
I find any new information throughout the night, I'll be sure to pass it along.
Original Story: If you were one of the many 3DS owners excited for tomorrow’s launch of Fire Emblem: Awakening, you’re going to be a little disappointed, as Game Informer’s Kyle Hilliard reports a shipping error will cause the release to be delayed for a few extra days.
Hilliard spoke with representative’s from both Best Buy and Game Stop about the situation. The Best Buy reps said the game won’t likely be available until Wednesday, while the folks at Game Stop said their stock won’t likely be available till Friday.
Those who ordered the game through Amazon
will likely be late to receive their copies as well.
As unfortunate as this is, as delays go, this isn’t all that bad. I mean it’s only a few days. But why Nintendo would want to release a game Monday anyway is beyond me.
Come to think of it, this whole mess is kind of ironic considering Canadian gamers who pre-ordered at EB Games managed to get their copies early. Funny how things workout sometimes eh?