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.
With almost two months until Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE launches in the West, Nintendo has been slowly ramping up the hype.
To begin with, the official Youtube channel recently added a “First Beats” trailer, briefly showcasing some early footage from the game.
If that wasn’t enough, TMS#FE was also playable at PAX East 2016. For those of you who couldn’t attend, GameXplain is here to the rescue with a 20 minute gameplay video.
Naturally, there’s a lot to digest and diligent fans such as nocturnal YL have been comparing some of the differences between the Japanese and English versions on our forums.
One thing you may notice is that the game script is very reminiscent of Atlus’s best efforts–and there’s good reason for that because Atlus is spearheading the localisation, rather than Nintendo.
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!