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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Will Be Released in December on Switch

Today, a surprising game can be found on the Nintendo eshop in North America! The title is Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and Blade of Light. The game is the very first 8-bit Fire Emblem. Its being localized and released in North America for the first time! We have the details below.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light will be released for the Nintendo Switch on December 4th, 2020. This is the first Fire Emblem game and its first appearance here in North America. It is an 8-bit game was never released on the NES here. The game is being fully localized and features 25 chapters and over 50 playable characters.

On the eshop, the title will cost $5.99 U.S. Its available to preorder right now! It’ll only be available for a limited time on the eshop.

But wait! Before you snap it up, there is also going to be an Anniversary Edition.


This boxed version will still only include a digital code, but it contains a bunch of goodies too. According to the eshop, it’ll have “a replica NES Game Pack art piece, a replica game box with a localized version of the original Famicom instruction manual, protective sleeve and world map, a Mini Nintendo Power retro collectable, hardboard 222 page Legacy of Archanea deluxe art book” and of course the aforementioned game code! WOW!

The game itself will include a rewind feature, a fast forward feature, and save states!

Nintendo is going all out for this. They are celebrating Fire Emblem’s 30th Anniversary.

It would be pretty amazing to see Nintendo do even more cool things like this! What other non-localized game would you like to see brought over to North America? Maybe we could finally get Mother 3…

What do you think of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light? Will you be getting it?


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