Shmuplations recently translated two old interviews featuring Shouzou Kaga, the creator of the Fire Emblem series.
A rare picture of Kaga, courtesy of shmuplations.
The first interview from 1994 sounds like something out of a nerdy RPG fan’s dream, as the father of Fire Emblem meets up with with Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series.
Meanwhile, the second interview from 1990 discusses the very first game, Dark Dragon and Sword of Light, which came out in the same year.
The Making of Fire Emblem released in December, while far from perfect, was a treat for hardcore Fire Emblem fans, featuring many previously unknown development materials and secrets.
Of note, the 351-page book finally solved the mystery of Fire Emblem 64 and even revealed a never-seen-before Fire Emblem prototype for the Wii.
However that’s just the tip of the iceberg; in the coming weeks, I’ll be providing an in-depth look at many other exciting sections from the book in collaboration with Kirokan from Kantopia.
To get things rolling, it makes the most sense to begin with the game that started it all: the Famicom/NES version of Shadow Dragon (and the Blade of Light).
In a website with close to 3000 pages, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that mistakes and errors are pointed out on a near daily basis.
Although most are obvious goofs or minor typos that can be corrected without anyone batting an eyelid, some are trickier beasts to contain.
As such, I will be introducing the first of… well, hopefully not many erratum notices that exist to highlight and explain some bizarre mistakes I’ve made on this site.
In the Unused Content page, under the “Dark Dragon and Sword of Light” section, the following statement could be found (paraphrased):
“There is an unused boss called Heimler, who is likely the same character as Heimler in the remake, Shadow Dragon”.
Thanks to the hard work of Crazy Foxie, CalculusWhiz and the rest of the team, the Dark Dragon and Sword of Light manga by Maki Hakoda is now fully readable in English.
This particular manga–as the title suggests–retells the story of the very first Fire Emblem and is a renowned piece of Fire Emblem history.
You can download all 12 volumes of the manga directly from our gallery. (Note that most of the “Read Online” links are currently disabled, as I slowly upload the individual pages.)
If you have any comments for the team or desire additional information, be sure to check out the group’s Facebook page or translation topic!