That’s right, folks! Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon, the eleventh installment in the series and the first game released outside of Japan to feature Marth’s journey through Archanea, is finally available internationally on the Wii U Virtual Console!
For $9.99, you can grab a copy of this for yourself. This game is a neat treat, as for those who don’t know, it’s a remake of the very first Fire Emblem game, but improved greatly for the Nintendo DS. Sadly, the Wi-Fi Battle system introduced for the franchise starting with this game is not an available feature, but the game itself is still a fun experience to enjoy.
This news isn’t applicable for most people here, but for the sake of reference…
From 2nd September 2015, Fire Emblem: Binding Blade will be available from the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console.
Binding Blade is notable for being the first game in the series not developed by series creator Shouzou Kaga (who left to form his own company) and the first portable Fire Emblem.
As it happens, it’s also the first Fire Emblem game I played and the game that made me fall in love with the series. (So in a sense, you can thank this game for Serenes Forest’s existence…)
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.
Tomorrow (4th December), Blazing Sword will finally be released on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America and Canada, after it was released in other territories, including Europe and Japan back in August.
I’m pretty sure at least a couple of people were looking forward to this, so be sure to enjoy this early Christmas present from Nintendo!