Fire Emblem Classics Recently Added to Wii U eShop

With all the general craziness surrounding Fates as of late, it’s very easy for some news to get lost along the way.


Diligent fans such as Bunny, have reminded me that The Sacred Stones was added to the North American Wii U Virtual Console on 18th June. For those of you in Europe, it came out at the start of this year (and it’s a Club Nintendo digital reward too).

This title is notable for being Intelligent System’s first proper attempt at telling two parallel stories in the same game, long before Fates. Although, in reality, the story only branched out for 7 chapters before converging again.


Additionally, European fans can purchase Shadow Dragon on the Wii U Virtual Console as of 2nd July (yesterday).

Interestingly, even though the Wii U edition doesn’t support the Wi-Fi connectivity of the original (so say good-bye to online multiplayer, at least until Fates arrives in 2016), you can now peruse the Online Shop without an Internet connection. How kind!

Despite receiving mixed opinions amongst hardcore fans, Shadow Dragon is still a solid game. However you’ll probably enjoy it more if you accept it as a fairly bare-bones remake of a 25 year old game.

With all things said… fingers crossed for Path of Radiance to follow next!

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  • RedsDead21

    Really hoping they bring Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn to the Wii U.

    • Smurphy

      You can still play Radiant Dawn on the Wii U since its a Wii game. But yeah, PoR definitely needs to come out. Or ecen better, get an HD remake for WiiU like WindWaker.

      • Pelorus Lancer

        Well the problem then is getting a hold of the games for non-ridiculous amounts if you don’t already have them. Or, in my case, have to replace a disc. It’s not that I have a problem paying the money but I’d rather give it to Nintendo straight…

        • JaidynReiman

          Ditto for me. POR works fine but my copy of RD is dead.

  • Michael Ingram

    You mean a remake of a 25 year old game.

    • Aveyn Knight

      I meant at the time of Shadow Dragon’s release, but I guess it sounds a bit strange : P

      • Michael Ingram

        No you’re right, it makes more sense that way.

  • Asher Crane

    Screw Nintendo and their lack of 3ds classic FE ports.

  • Undecim

    Question, in today’s update, it said that Dragonstone+ was a magic weapon, does this mean the damage it does uses the magic stat, not the strength stat, like in awaking?

  • The DanMan

    Oh ****… it’s that artwork. Ogma’s expression just ruins it.

    • Gehser

      I have so many questions for that artist.
      Why isn’t the cavalier on the left wearing pants?
      Aren’t Caeda’s fingers going to get chopped off in that position?
      Why aren’t the princesses on their mounts?
      Why does Minerva look like she’s walking out to get the paper in the morning?
      What on earth is going on with the shape and proportions of Ogma’s sword?

      • The DanMan

        That’s a very… unfortunately drawn piece of artwork.
        At least the official artwork of each character looks good.

  • Undecim

    Can someone please answer my earlier comment.

    • Aveyn Knight

      If somebody knows, they’ll probably answer. Unfortunately, I don’t have that information right now.

      • Undecim

        Actually, now that I think about it, I think they meant that in the weapon triangle, it is with the tomes and swords, since the dragon stone has a range of one and has always been calculated based on the strength stat.

  • An Tran

    Would’ve been nice if we had gotten Heroes of Light and Shadow, since it fixed a lot of things wrong with Shadow Dragon. Or at least, it was a more enjoyable play than Shadow Dragon was.

  • Can I purchase these on the 3DS please? >_>

    • Aveyn Knight

      It makes too much sense for Nintendo : P

      I guess for Shadow Dragon, you can buy the DS cart and play it that way. For The Sacred Stones, it was meant to be exclusive to 3DS Ambassadors, so that’s why it’s not on the 3DS for other people.

  • JaidynReiman

    Hopefully Path of Radiance is one of the first GC games released. I’m sure that Radiant Dawn will quickly follow; the only reason its not on Wii VC yet is likely because they want Path of Radiance for GC VC first.