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Excited to delve deep into some strategy with the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia? Well, you can now help lessen the wait if you’re going digital, as pre-loading is now live.

If you purchase the game from the 3DS eShop now you can download most of the essential data in advance, which will be capped off when the game unlocks at 12 a.m. EST on May 19th. This’ll let the diehard strategists among you play the game till the wee hours of the morning, if you so choose.

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All you need to do is make sure you have 12,826 blocks of free space, or 1.57GB. We’ll be sure to bring more Fire Emblem Echoes coverage as we approach the game’s release later this month.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.