|Digital Release||Nintendo Switch
December 04, 2020 (AU, EU, NA)
|Delisting||March 31, 2021|
|Available On||None (as Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light)
Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch [JP]
(as Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no Tsurugi)
|Links||Nintendo.com page [Archive]|
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light was delisted on Nintendo Switch on March 31st, 2021. That deadline date was confirmed shortly after the announcement of the game in December of 2020 as part of the 30th Anniversary of the original Famicom/NES title. Like the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., the limited-time availability and the elaborate physical edition were intended as unique ways to celebrate the birth of the Fire Emblem franchise.
Unfortunately, the physical edition does not include a physical copy of the game, only a download code for the Nintendo Switch eShop. Nintendo has stressed that owners of the game will still be able to re-download the title in the future and that download codes can still be redeemed for a copy of the game.
About the Game
Play the Famicom classic that started the Fire Emblem™ legacy—localized for the first time. Meet Marth and recruit some of the most beloved Fire Emblem characters in their 8-bit glory as you play through all 25 chapters of this classic Famicom tactical role-playing game, localized and released for the first time in North America—for a limited time.
Follow Marth on an epic journey
From defending the kingdom of Talys to facing off against the titular Shadow Dragon, this scrappy hero must be poised to take on any challenge. Luckily, he has a capable group of allies at his side: Tiki, Minerva, the Whitewing Sisters, and more! See Marth’s humble beginnings from a refugee in Talys to the hero of Archanea!
Choose from over 50 playable characters and discover the roots of the strategic gameplay that defines the Fire Emblem series. Pick the units and classes suited to the mission at hand and approach characters on the battlefield to forge relationships and even add to your army. Make a mistake or lose a favorite unit? New features like save states and rewind let you tailor the challenge to your playstyle!