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Lance, sword, axes says shoot!: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is invading Wii U Virtual Consoles today!

Originally released on the Nintendo DS in 2009, Shadow Dragon is an enhanced retelling of the first-ever tactical role-playing game in the Fire Emblem franchise from back in the 8-bit days of the NES. Completely new to Western audiences at the time, the story follows Marth, prince of the kingdom of Altea, as he and his band of loyal followers save Archanea from the clutches of the evil wizard Gharnef and resurrected Dark Dragon Medeus. While not the finest entry in the series, it’s easy to appreciate the origins of the franchise established here, and overall refinements to its retro counterpart make it very accessible to newcomers. While it’s a shame that the multiplayer features are completely stripped, the game is well worth the time for anyone seeking dozens of tactical RPG greatness.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon will be priced at $9.99.

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.