[From the back of the Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon DS box]
Shadows are Gathering
Discover the origins of the Fire Emblem saga!
- Assemble an army and use your strategy to outsmart and outfight the forces of darkness. Position your Archer to rain arrows on y our foes, or charge full-speed into the enemy flank with a Cavalier!
- The all-new prologue introduces you to the art of war and sets the stage for Prince Marth's battle to free his stolen homeland.
Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi
Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi (ファイアーエムブレム 暗黒竜と光の剣 Faiā Emuburemu Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi, literally Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light) is the first game in the Fire Emblem tactical role-playing game series developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. It was first released on the Family Computer (known internationally as the Nintendo Entertainment System) on November 20, 1990. It takes place on the continent of Archanea. It stars Marth, a character who later became better known for his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The Falchion weapon from this game acts as the Fire Emblem franchise's symbol in the Super Smash Bros. series. Shiida appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Sticker.
Fire Emblem was one of the earliest series in the turn-based strategy genre on home consoles. However, unlike other strategy games, it borrowed several elements from role-playing games such as Dragon Quest, and is among the first games, if not the first, in the tactical role-playing genre. Later games in the series made numerous changes to the gameplay.
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