Nowadays a 1GB download is not surprising for anyone accustomed to downloading high definition movies or installing install files for their PC games. However Fire Emblem: Awakening has chosen to greedily eat up most of your 3DS’s SD card space in an attempt to bring you some visually delicious RTS goodness in the palm of your hands.

Announced for release in the EU in April 2013, Fire Emblem: Awakening will be the first in the Fire Emblem series to grace the Nintendo 3DS console. It will be available in both a physical and downloadable product, however the download will take up 8,579 blocks of data on your SD card, which roughly translates to over 1GB of space.

For those who purchased a Nintendo 3DS XL last year, this won’t be much of a problem as the console was bundled with a handy 4GB SD card. Still, it can’t be denied that this game is huge when games such as The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D and Super Mario 3D Land are almost half the size of this game yet graphically just as intensive. I guess Fire Emblem: Awakening will be packing an epic amount of content (Let’s hope so!).

There will also be a limited edition bundle available in North America that comes with a special embossed 3DS console and a copy of the game pre-installed.

The last portable western released Fire Emblem game (The Sacred Stones) was released way back in 2005 on the Game Boy Advance. It’s going to be very exciting to see some 3D tactical action as it's games like these and Advanced Wars that made the Game Boy Advance and original DS console so popular in the first place.

For now, if you haven't already, check out the trailer of the game here.