When Fire Emblem Fates launched in Japan earlier this summer, it was released as two different versions: Birthright and Conquest. Both titles have been announced for release in North America and Europe, but a recent listing for Europe on Amazon seems to suggest that they might appear in those territories as a combined title, instead.
While the Fire Emblem franchise has started to gain a larger audience in the west, it still doesn’t have quite the same appeal as some of Nintendo’s premiere franchises. Combining the two versions would certainly help to keep costs lower, and lead to fewer concerns about retail space. The previous title in the franchise, Fire Emblem Awakening, was apparently difficult for some fans to locate in stores, so a single title release would probably be easier for those looking to purchase a physical copy of Fates, as well.
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