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 it is a base breaking issue (well, the paid part is) the fact that Nintendo has announced use of the DLC 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).
Based on the recent trailer, the War Cleric could be a female variation of the Fighter class. Fans rejoiced further at the thought.
Nope, they're the male equivalent through the Priest promotion tree. Still, fans seem to like Libera pretty well.
Dating Sim elements have been brought to the support system, and pairing some characters allow them to have children.