Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, the very first game in the Fire Emblem series, will be released in the west for the first time as a rerelease on Nintendo Switch.
The 8-bit game, previously exclusive to the Famicom in Japan, will launch in the US on the Nintendo Switch eShop on 4th December. Unfortunately, and following a worrying trend from Nintendo just lately, it’ll only be available to purchase for a limited-time.
“While North American players were first introduced to Marth as a fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series, the story of this bold and courageous prince actually begins in Japan’s first entry in the Fire Emblem franchise, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light.
The game’s new release for Nintendo Switch features its first English language localization, bringing to life the tactical RPG classic for a new generation of players. This release will also include features like rewind, fast-forward and save states, which allow burgeoning tacticians to approach the challenge at their own pace.”
The game will be priced at $5.99 and will only be available until 31st March 2021. A special Fire Emblem 30th Anniversary Edition release will also be available at selected retailers at a suggested price of $49.99, and includes:
A nostalgic, stylized physical NES box
A replica NES Game Pak art piece with a protective sleeve
A colourful, 222-page Legacy of Archanea deluxe hardbound art book
A game download code
A NES instruction manual, newly localized from the original Famicom release
A fold-out world map
A Mini Nintendo Power retro collectible.
What a lovely surprise!? Apart from the limited availability, of course…
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