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Nintendo 3DS

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The Nintendo 3DS (Japanese: ニンテンドー3DS Nintendo 3DS) is Nintendo's eighth-generation portable video game console, and the successor of the Nintendo DS family of consoles.

The system's iconic feature for which it is named is its autostereoscopic top screen, which projects an illusion of 3D depth to the screen's contents internally through use of a parallax barrier; or, as the console's marketing puts it, provides "3D graphics without needing special glasses". In addition to its own library of games, the system is backwards compatible with almost all Nintendo DS games and with the enhancements previously unique to the Nintendo DSi. Like the Nintendo DSi and unlike all portable Nintendo consoles preceding the DSi, the 3DS is subject to a region lock divided into four regions: Japan, the United States and Canada, Europe and Australia, and South Korea.

A variant on the console, the Nintendo 3DS XL (Japanese: ニンテンドー3DS LL Nintendo 3DS LL), was released in mid-2012; this variation is larger than the standard model and features larger screens, and is intended as a complement to the basic model rather than a successor. Further variations include the Nintendo 2DS, an economy version with the 3D visuals removed, and the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, which boast greater processing power, enhanced 3D presentation, and amiibo support.

Two Fire Emblem series games have so far been released for the Nintendo 3DS console: Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates. Both games were accompanied by special edition console models: an original Nintendo 3DS for Awakening in Japan and the United States, a Nintendo 3DS XL for Awakening in Europe, and a New Nintendo 3DS XL for Fates in all regions except Japan. In addition to these games, several other Fire Emblem titles are available in Japan on the Virtual Console service.

Fire Emblem series games available for Nintendo 3DS

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Virtual Console

Playable through backward-compatibility

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Consoles of the Fire Emblem series
Home consoles Nintendo Entertainment SystemSuper Nintendo Entertainment SystemNintendo GameCubeWiiWii U
Handheld consoles Game Boy AdvanceNintendo DSNintendo 3DS