Nintendo has announced that Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade Of Light will be re-released and localised for western audiences.
The game will be available on the Nintendo Switch via the eShop from December 4 for US$5.99. Much like the recent Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros 35, the title will only be available for a limited time, until March 31, 2021. Nintendo has not revealed the reason behind this decision.
The limited-edition physical release, called the Fire Emblem 30th Anniversary Edition, will retail for US$49.99. The bundle will include a digital code for Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade Of Light; a replica Nintendo Entertainment System box with an instruction booklet, protective sleeve and world map; a replica Game Pak and art piece; deluxe art book; and Mini Nintendo Power magazine collectible.
Check out the announcement and look at the 30th Anniversary Edition below:
Get a lesson in #FireEmblem history with the Fire Emblem 30th Anniversary Edition.
✅ Replica NES Game Pak art piece & game box
✅ Mini #NintendoPower collectible
✅ Legacy of Archanea deluxe art book
✅ + more!
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 22, 2020
Its release marks the first time the game has been released in the west. Players will meet Marth and recruit numerous Fire Emblem characters across a 25-chapter journey. The series’ famous tactical turn-based combat roots will return, in upscaled 8-bit fidelity.
To make the experience more modern for players, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade Of Light will feature the ability to create save states and to rewind gameplay, according to the official Nintendo eShop page.
Nintendo will also be releasing both Pikmin 3 Deluxe and Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity later this year, the latter of which recently received a new gameplay trailer.