The First Fire Emblem Game Is Finally Coming To The West
It’s been announced that a 30-year-old Fire Emblem game is finally coming to the West. The first game in the long-running franchise, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light was originally released in Japan back in 1990, and it will be fully localized for its Western debut on the Nintendo Switch later this year.
As reported by IGN, the game will be releasing on Nintendo Switch via the eShop for $5.99, and it will only be available for purchase until the end of the franchise’s 30th anniversary on March 31, 2021. As one would expect given the momentous occasion, a Fire Emblem 30th Anniversary Edition will also be available for $49.99, and it includes “a nostalgic, stylized physical NES box and a replica NES Game Pak art piece with a protective sleeve that transports owners to the era of the original game’s release.”
Shown above, the Anniversary Edition will also contain a 222-page Legacy of Archanea deluxe hardbound art book, a download code, a localized NES instruction manual, a fold-out world map, and a mini Nintendo Power retro collectible.
It should be noted that the game was remade for Nintendo DS in 2008 and released as Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. The upcoming title is the original version simply localized, though, so there’s a notable different between the two. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light is releasing on December 4, 2o20 exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
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