The European release of Fire Emblem Awakening was confirmed shortly before the Japanese launch. Nintendo of America kept the suspense AGAIN for a couple of months, but the American release ended up being confirmed as well mid-way through the E3 2012. And via Twitter after THREE conferences without the announcement showing up. Keeping the suspense indeed, but surely Fire Emblem fans went nuts!
There are also those who reacted similarly upon learning that Yusuke Kozaki, the artist of No More Heroes, would be designing the characters.
While the paid DLC is a base breaking issue the fact that Nintendo has used it to bring back old characters and maps has been met positively...some just hope the maps and characters will have story importance rather being totally random (which is fair).
The news that the Cleric class could promote into NUNSWITHAXES was greeted with immense enthusiasm, likely as a result of the series' history of giving female units limited access to axes (the only real examples being Titania, Ekhidna, and Minerva).
Dating Sim elements have been brought to the support system, and pairing some characters allow them to have children.
Man, Fire Emblem Gaiden looks so cool. Too bad that it'll probably never release outside of Japa-wait, THEY'RE REMAKING THE GAME FOR NINTENDO 3DS, IT'S BEING RELEASED ONLY A MONTH AFTER THE JAPANESE RELEASE, AND THEY'RE RELEASING AN AMIIBO DOUBLE PACK OF ALM AND CELICA?! YYYEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
Some fans were worried that Echoes intentionally dropping some of the mechanics from later games in the series meant that Support Conversations would be absent like in Shadow Dragon. Fortunately, Support Conversations will be added to the game.
When it was first annouced that there would be a Fire Emblem game for mobile phones, no one was particularly interested and wrote it off. Then when it was officially shown off in the Fire Emblem Direct, it revealed that it was going to feature all of the characters from the previous games! That means not only will the Smash characters and Chrom appear, but also fan-favorites and more obscure characters get a chance to shine! Suddenly, the game's reception went from "apathetic disinterest" to "frothing demand".
All of the characters have voiced lines! Additionally, many returning characters from Awakening and Fates have their voice actors reprise their roles, and the game even shows who voices each character.