Fire Emblem Fates has seen reasonable success in Japan following its two-title release back in June. But according to Amazon UK, the West – or at the very least, Europe – won’t be seeing two distinct titles in the region, rather you’ll be able to opt for the light or dark path in-game. Fans of the series in Japan are currently able to purchase physical releases of either Birthright or Conquest, depending on which path they choose to follow, with only one version unlocking the entirely different storyline in Hoshido or Nohr.
With no official comment from Nintendo of Europe on the game’s distribution, due for release some time in 2016, Amazon UK has stated on their mobile page that Fire Emblem Fates will be its only version release within the market segment. Oddly, you won’t be able to view the notice through a browser, only on an iOS or Android mobile device, as can be seen in the image above.
The ability to choose either path in-game is a smart decision, primarily for ease of use, as well as added value. However, fans have speculated that once you’ve chosen your side, you’ll be automatically locked out of the other. Of course, we can’t be sure Amazon UK’s listing is entirely accurate, but it is certainly a stepping stone to the game’s western distribution. Would you prefer to own both physical editions for the Nintendo 3DS? Let us know in the comment section below.