The original Famicom Fire Emblem game is coming to the Switch, in English for the first time

Nintendo has announced that the original Fire Emblem game, originally released on the Famicom is coming to the Switch. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light was released on the Famicom in 1990 and never released outside Japan or in English.

This Switch release will see the game translated, but released in its original form. This is no remake, or remaster – it will have Quick Save, Quick Load and rewind/fast forward features. The game will be cheap with pricing at just $9AUD.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light will be released on December 4th 2020. Nintendo says this will only be on sale until March 31st 2021. This is another “30 Years” celebration type deal, but we’re not sure if we like it here either.

The collector’s edition that was shown off as well, has been confirmed for Australia and will only be available from EB Games, with stock apparently limited. It will include everything that the USA are getting, even the Nintendo Power poster. If you want to order one for yourself, you can do so here.

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  • Willsy
    October 22, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Could you check if we’re getting the Monster Hunter Rise CE too dude? Haven’t heard anything about an Aus release

    • October 23, 2020 at 7:35 am

      It’s been confirmed that we will be getting the collector’s edition in Australia. From Nintendo Australia:

      Furthermore, a Collector’s Edition of MONSTER HUNTER RISE will launch alongside the game on 26th March 2021. It will include a physical copy of the game, a download code for the Deluxe Kit DLC pack, a Magnamalo amiibo, a “Kamura Mark” pin badge and a sticker pack.

  • Silly G
    October 23, 2020 at 6:46 am

    $90 for the collector’s edition and no cartridge?! Loooooooool. Forget that!

  • Fimbulvetr
    October 23, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I could not have pre-ordered this fast enough.

    2005 me is so excited they finally are doing something like this.

    Making the non-CE limited as well is just silly and antiquated though. Stop doing that Nintendo. The CE being limited is far more than enough.

  • Arkhe
    October 24, 2020 at 12:24 am

    Wow, already sold out!

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