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Making of Fire Emblem: The Illusive Wii Fire Emblem

Earlier in December, we finally learned the true nature of the cancelled Fire Emblem 64, courtesy of the Making of Fire Emblem.

However, as it turns out, there was another Fire Emblem game that never left development–one that we didn’t know existed up until now.

A screenshot from the illusive Wii Fire Emblem title.

A screenshot from the illusive Wii Fire Emblem title.

(Special thanks to Kirokan for providing images and translations from the Making of Fire Emblem.)

After Radiant Dawn, Intelligent Systems began prototyping another Fire Emblem game for the Nintendo Wii, simply referred to as the “Illusive Wii Title”.

What made this game stand out was that it was not a straightforward strategy RPG like previous Fire Emblems, but instead something closer to a traditional RPG and RTS (Real-time Strategy) game.

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Making of Fire Emblem: Sakurai Interview

The recently-released Making of Fire Emblem book is packed full of developer and staff interviews; among those interviewed was Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Smash Bros. series, also a big-time Fire Emblem fan.


Thanks to Kirokan for scanning the interview and the Source Gaming team for translating it, you can read the 8-page interview in English right here.

The interview begins with a discussion about Marth and Roy’s inclusion in Melee (a decision that helped propel the Fire Emblem series in the West), before moving over to more recent considerations.

There’s also another reference to Roy originally being named “Ike”, a piece of trivia that popped up while the interview team were unearthing details of Fire Emblem 64.

The Making of Fire Emblem 64

At long last, thanks to the release of the Making of Fire Emblem, we finally have answers to one of the longest-running mysteries of the Fire Emblem series: Fire Emblem 64.

(A very special thanks to Microwaveit for scouring through the thick book for details and Kirokan for providing images.)

Maiden of Darkness for the GBA

Maiden of Darkness for the GBA

This enigmatic title was suddenly announced during the heydays of the Nintendo 64, but then cancelled almost as quickly as it was announced, with little to no information about the game.

To begin with, as many fans suspected, the foundations of Fire Emblem 64 were used to develop the next title, Binding Blade for the GameBoy Advance.

In fact, Fire Emblem 64 was titled “Maiden of Darkness”, which was also the working title of Binding Blade when it was first unveiled.

But despite all of this, not much was carried over between Fire Emblem 64 and Binding Blade according to an interview with the developers.

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Making of Fire Emblem: Sample Pages from the Brink

Today in Japan, the “Making of Fire Emblem” book is officially on sale.


While we wait for Japanese fans to furiously poke inside (or anxiously sit outside our doorstep waiting for the postman to come), Amazon has provided a few samples of the 351-page book to whet our appetite.

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