Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Western Release Announced

Nintendo recently released a trailer for the localized Nintendo Switch release of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light. For those who not aware, this will be the first time the original game will be officially released in the west. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light was the first game in the Fire Emblem franchise and was released in Japan in 1990 for the Famicom. The game was co-developed by Nintendo Research & Development 1 and Intelligent Systems. A remake of the game titled, “Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon,” was released for Nintendo DS in 2008 in Japan. This version of the game was released in the west. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light is also available as apart of the Nintendo Switch Online service in Japan, however it is still in the original Japanese format.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light will be released digitally on December 4 on the Nintendo Switch eShop priced at $5.99. The game will be available until March 31, 2021. 

Additionally, an Anniversary Edition of the game will also be available. The Anniversary Edition will be an exclusive retail release, however it is unknown what retailer will be releasing this version of the game. Keep in mind the Anniversary Edition will not include a physical cartridge.

The Anniversary Edition includes:.

  • Replica Game Pack Art Piece Sleeve
  • Digital Code for the game
  • Replica Game Box
  • Instruction Booklet with Map
  • Deluxe Art Book
  • Mini Nintendo Power Collectible

Source: Nintendo


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