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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken

ファイアーエムブレム 新・暗黒竜と光の剣

Developer

Intelligent Systems

Genre

Strategy

Other Versions

3DS, Wii

Release Dates

02/16/09 Nintendo
08/07/08 Nintendo
12/05/08 Nintendo

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Community Stats

Owners: 237
Tracked: 1
Wishlist: 12
Now Playing: 3

Summary

Game storyline: Medeus, the king of the dragonkin, has been revived and is forming an alliance with a fearsome sorcerer named Gharnef. Together, they threaten to the throw the entire continent of Archanea back to an age of chaos and war. Now, it's up to young Prince Marth and his small band of loyal followers to rise up and rally all those left in the land to make one last desperate push to free Archanea from the tyranny of the Shadow Dragon.

How to progress through the game: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy setting. Players alternate turns with opponents, moving their pieces (units) and attacking enemy units on the battlefield. There are dozens of units and different weapons and magic spells, each with its own strategic benefits-high-flying Pegasus knights move effortlessly over varied terrain, fast-moving mounted cavaliers can use swords and lances, unarmed curates use healing staves to mend the wounds of other units and so on.

Characters: Many groups play a part in a story but undoubtedly the story's protagonist, Prince Marth, will be the focus for most. Marth has been featured in the Super Smash Bros. series and has been extremely popular within those games, but this is his first time starring in a Fire Emblem game in the United States. At Marth's side is a support of fearless fighters, including the brave Caeda, a princess of the Talys kingdom. Other major characters include the evil sorcerer Gharnef and the sole surviving descendant of the royal House Archanea, Princess Nyna.

  • Fire Emblem returns to its roots with a total overhaul of an NES classic never before released in America. New features include touch-screen controls, multiple save options and easy-to-follow tutorial chapters that shed new light on Marth's story. New players can jump into the action, even if they've never played a Fire Emblem game before.
  • Take the battle online and clash with players around the world over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. You can also borrow units to use in your army, talk with friends using the built-in Nintendo DS microphone and even buy rare and powerful items from the Online Shop using in-game currency.
  • You are the general: Shape your army to suit your strategy by selecting from dozens of characters with unique spells and abilities. But guide your army wisely, because if a character falls on the battlefield, he's lost forever.

Special Features:

  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is the first to offer players a chance to test their skills against other players in combat. Using your broadband connection, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and wireless play modes, players are able to send units they've trained into battle against those of another player. Collect optional cards to give your team a unique tactical bonus that can help you clench victory. During Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection matches, friends can talk to each other using the built-in Nintendo DS microphone.
  • Touch-screen controls, multiple save options and an easy-to-follow tutorial allow novice players to jump into the action, even if they've never played a Fire Emblem game before.
  • Borrow units wirelessly or through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and use them in your own battles with the Loan Unit feature.
  • Six levels of difficulty ensure that even seasoned players can find a challenge in this new entry into the Fire Emblem series.
  • Purchase rare and powerful items using the gold you've acquired during your single-player campaign with the Online Shop feature. You never know what items you might come across, because new items rotate in and out of the armory on a daily basis.
  • Play through the events that brought Marth to the beginning of his quest through a new set of prologue chapters that were specially added to the game for its Nintendo DS release.

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Sales History

Total Sales
0.27m
Japan
0.29m
NA
0.03m
Europe
0.03m
Others
0.61m
Total
1 147,753 n/a n/a 147,753
2 34,112 n/a n/a 34,112
3 5,494 n/a n/a 5,494
4 21,163 n/a n/a 21,163
5 16,070 n/a n/a 16,070
6 9,247 n/a n/a 9,247
7 6,667 n/a n/a 6,667
8 4,831 n/a n/a 4,831
9 3,262 n/a n/a 3,262
10 2,977 n/a n/a 2,977

Opinion (63)

Clyde32 posted 17/12/2014, 10:34
Least favorite fire emblem game.
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spurgeonryan posted 02/07/2011, 07:45
What system has the most rpg type games in it? The DS seems to be filled with them.
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Fededx posted 01/04/2011, 03:41
Great game, I really liked it!
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itachi-89 posted 04/03/2011, 10:54
others maybe is 200, so around 700. its really good for a fire emblem game
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Smeags posted 17/12/2010, 09:19
A restart button would have been greatly appreciated.
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Demotruk posted 12/01/2010, 11:15
Wow, these sales are fantastic, and we don't even have others numbers.

I didn't like the game initially, because I foolishly expected it to be more about strategy, when really it's a game of good conservative tactics. I got back into it though, and it's good as what it is, even if I'd probably prefer a more strategy oriented game.
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