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Breath of Fire
The logo for Breath of Fire.
Developer(s)Capcom
Publisher(s)Capcom
Year introduced1993
Genre(s)RPG

Breath of Fire (ブレスオブファイア, i.e. English "Breath of Fire" written with Japanese katakana) is a console role-playing game series developed by Capcom. It originated on the Super Nintendo in 1993 as Capcom's first foray into the turn-based[1] role-playing genre. The series is notable for its recurring characters and ambiguous continuity; though each game is its own self-contained story, the names of the two lead characters are, invariably, Ryu and Nina. The core structure of Breath of Fire is linear and plot-focused, a typical characteristic of Japanese-style role-playing games.

The story commonly involves an adventurer named Ryu who can shapeshift into different types of dragons. Over the course of his journey, he befriends Nina, a girl with wings. At its inception, Breath of Fire took place in a medieval-style fictional world, a frequently-seen setting in western role-playing games. Starting from the 3rd title, post-apocalyptic themes and an increased emphasis on character development were introduced.

Following the mainstream success of Japanese role-playing games in the 1990s, the original box artworks were used in localized versions.

As of 2003, five Breath of Fire titles have been released, with three games being ported to handheld game consoles as well as the Wii's Virtual Console. In a June 2008 interview, the Takahashi brothers of Camelot Software Planning, famous for the Shining series, expressed their interest in reviving the series.

  1. Capcom's Willow (NES) pre-dates Breath of Fire by 4 years, but it is an action role-playing game.

Game list[edit]

N. Original title Localized title Year Systems
1 ブレスオブファイア I 竜の戦士
Breath of Fire I: The Dragon Warrior
Breath of Fire 1993 Globe.svg SNES, GBA, Wii U
2 ブレスオブファイア II 使命の子
Breath of Fire II: The Destined Child
Breath of Fire II 1994 Globe.svg SNES, GBA, Wii VC, Wii U
3 ブレスオブファイア III
Breath of Fire III
Breath of Fire III 1997 Globe.svg PS1, PSP
4 ブレスオブファイア IV うつろわざるもの
Breath of Fire IV: The Unfading Ones
Breath of Fire IV 2000 Globe.svg PS1, MS-Win, PSP, PS3, PSV
5 ブレスオブファイア V ドラゴンクォーター
Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter
Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter 2002 Globe.svg PS2
6 ブレスオブファイア 6 白竜の守護者たち
Breath of Fire 6: Guardians of the White Dragon
- 2016 Flag of Japan.svg mobile phones, MS-Win


Pages in category "Breath of Fire"

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.