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The Original Fire Emblem Will No Longer Be A Japan-Exclusive

“Wait, You don’t know Marth?!”

After 30 years since its release on Nintendo’s Famicom system, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and The Blade of Light will no longer be a Japan exclusive game.

Announced on October 22nd, Nintendo gave Western Fire Emblem fans a gift they would never forget: the original Fire Emblem is heading to the west with an official English localization.



After a comical intro involving two kids playing Super Smash Bros. Melee (where Fire Emblem characters Marth and Roy were introduced to western audiences for the first time), the trailer highlights some of the enhanced port’s features.

These features include rewinding to previous turns, fast-forwarding both players and enemies’ turn, and creating + loading bookmarks (save states).

Fire Emblem is set to release digitally for Nintendo Switch on December 4th, 2020, and will be available to play on the Switch’s eShop until March 31st, 2021.

Fire Emblem Fans can also purchase the Anniversary Edition, which includes

  • Replica game box with an instruction manual and map
  • Replica NES game pak art, game sleeve, and a digital game download code
  • Mini Nintendo Power collectible
  • Deluxe art book

(Note: As of the time of writing this article, pre-orders for the Anniversary Edition have already sold out with no indication as to when more copies will be made for pre-order)

Were you surprised by this news? Do you think that there’s a possibility of more region exclusive Nintendo games becoming available to play worldwide?

Let us know in the comment section below!

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