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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ファイアーエムブレム 暗黒竜と光の剣
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Developer(s): Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Famicom
Category: Strategy
Successor: Fire Emblem Gaiden
Release dates
N. America: December 4, 2020
Japan: April 20, 1990
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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken) is the first game in the Fire Emblem series. It was released for the Famicom, only in Japan. The game has a remake called Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, which was also released outside of Japan.

In 2020, a digital official localisation for the game was announced for Nintendo Switch for a limited time. Other than translating the game from Japanese to English, it offers new features such as bookmarks, rewinding to the previous turn and fast forwarding.[1] There is also a 30th Anniversary edition with merchandise including "a replica NES Game Pak, art piece & game box, Nintendo Power collectible and Legacy of Archanea deluxe art book".[2]


As Marth, the player must battle throughout the Altea nation to challenge Medeus and the Dohlr Empire. Battles take place in turns, and the game includes permanent death; meaning if one of Marth's allies dies they can no longer be used.


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Main series

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light • Gaiden • Mystery of the Emblem • Genealogy of the Holy War • Thracia 776 • The Binding Blade • Fire Emblem • The Sacred Stones • Path of Radiance • Radiant Dawn • Shadow Dragon • Shin Monshō no Nazo: Hikari to Kage no Eiyū • Awakening • Fates • Echoes: Shadows of Valentia • Three Houses • Engage

Other games
Spin-offs Akeneia Senkihen • Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE • Heroes • Warriors • Three Hopes
Crossovers Super Smash Bros. series (Super Smash Bros. • Melee • Brawl • for Nintendo 3DS / for Wii U • Ultimate) • Mario Kart: Double Dash!! • Nintendo Badge Arcade • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. • Project X Zone 2 • Dragalia Lost
Canceled games Fire Emblem 64 • "Fire Emblem Wii"
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