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Vestaria Saga II English Release Set for 28th July 2022

The second mainline game in the Vestaria Saga series, The Sacred Sword of Silvanister will be released in English on 28th July 2022.

Last year, an English release was confirmed, but only for “2022”.

Also, not long after the aforementioned news, the original Japanese release was remade and renamed from Vestaria Saga Gaiden to Vestaria Saga II. The English version will be based on the remake.

Vestaria Saga II continues and wraps up Zade’s story from the first Vestaria Saga. Initially intended as a gaiden (side story), it was upgraded to mainline status in lieu of its plot importance and substantial content.

In addition, Vestaria Saga III, which concludes the trilogy, is also in development, although progress has stalled. In the meantime, the team is working on a remake of Vestaria Saga I instead.

Vestaria Saga Gaiden: The Sacred Sword of Silvanister English Version Slated for 2022

The English release of Vestaria Saga Gaiden: The Sacred Sword of Silvanister has been formally announced. Like the original Vestaria Saga, it’ll be arriving on Steam, some time in 2022.

For those not in the know, the Vestaria Saga series was created by S_Kaga, who may or may not be the creator of the Fire Emblem series. These games are all indie in scope, having been developed with SRPG Studio, the SRPG equivalent of RPG Maker.

By the way, The Sacred Sword of Silvanister is not Vestaria Saga II, which is its own thing. Instead, it’s a side-story (hence “gaiden”) meant to provide closure for Zade, the first game’s protagonist. Even though it’s a side-story, it’s a fully-fleshed out game spanning 25 chapters.

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (NES) Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Today is a rather historic moment for the Fire Emblem series. 30 years after its original release, the NES version of Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light is now available in English via the Nintendo Switch eShop!

This newly translated version of the game celebrates 30 years of Fire Emblem, starting with the original launch on 20th April 1990. A special 30th Anniversary Edition was also up for pre-order in North America, although you had to be pretty fast and lucky to snag one up.

Please note that the English version of Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light will be discontinued after 31st March 2021. Similar to Super Mario 3D All Stars. We’re not quite sure why Nintendo chose to do this, but that’s how it is.

Vestaria Saga I: War of the Scions English Version Now Out & Soundtrack News!

A heads up for strategy RPG fans (that should be you, right?). The English version of Vestaria Saga I: War of the Scions is now available to purchase on Steam. This is the game that Mr. Kaga–“father” of Fire Emblem–and his team created in their spare time.

By this point, we probably don’t need to tell you more about the game. But if you’re unsure, feel free to browse through our news archives.

In addition, the publishers have released Vestaria Saga I Soundtrack PIANO ARRANGEMENT & 8-BIT MUSIC VERSION, which is a selection of 11 8-bit arrangements from the CD plus 5 brand new piano arrangements and their original versions. For a total of 21 tracks.

This can be purchased as a bundle with the game or separately as DLC. However, you must own the game to purchase it. Also, the piano arrangements (and original versions) are not available yet and will be added once they’re completed.

On their Twitter account, Mr. Saitoh, who composed for the game (as well as Kaga’s previous game, Berwick Saga), mentions that he’s up for composing more tracks if there’s enough demand.

Furthermore, for the first time, the Vestaria Saga I Original Soundtrack has been released outside of Japan! The soundtrack contains 70 tracks from the game. Also, this version will come with a 4-page English booklet.

You can order the soundtrack internationally via this page. It retails for 3,400 Yen.

Thanks to @theprinceofiris for the heads up!