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On the 30th anniversary of the original Fire Emblem Entry on Famicom, Nintendo will be re-releasing the game on the Nintendo Switch and for the first time ever, it will be fully localised for English audiences. This entry will be released as Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light and will launch for Switch on December 4th.

The game will sell on the eShop for US$5.99 but if you’re a collector, you can purchase the Fire Emblem 30th Anniversary Edition for US$49.99 which will include:

  • Physical NES box and replica NES Game Pak art piece with a protective sleeve
  • 222-page Legacy of Archanea deluxe hardbound art book
  • Game download code
  • NES instruction manual
  • Fold-out world map
  • Mini Nintendo Power retro collectible.

Here’s the announcement trailer:

Keep in mind that once again, this title is only available for purchase until March 31st. This appears to now be a habit of Nintendo’s as they are also doing this with Super Mario Bros. 35. Why, Nintendo? Why?

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Posted by Alex Harding

Lover of chocolate and admirer of video games, Alex is the chief writer/editor of Switchaboo.