Ya missed the point. They didn't have enough time, but for that kind'a reason, do you really think Ninty (or any other gaming company) would'a given 'em extra time?
... Does Ninty even mandate release periods? 99% sure that ain't how it works.
That, and not everyone views DLC as Sin-spawn. 'Specially not developers.
Of course you'd be the first t' link that lol.
This would be the part where I moan 'bout fanservice, but it ain't like Fire Emblem would ever go the route of a good anime turned bad anyways.
I ponder how Intelligent Systems' higher ups reacted the first time someone suggested it.