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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Box artwork for Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.
Developer(s) Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s)
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Nintendo DS
Wii U Virtual Console
Genre(s) Turn-based Strategy, RPG
System(s) Nintendo DS, Wii U VC
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
CERO: CERO A.jpg All ages
ESRB: ESRB E10.png Everyone 10+
Preceded by Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Followed by Fire Emblem Awakening
Series Fire Emblem
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This is the first game in the Fire Emblem series. For other games in the series see the Fire Emblem category.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, known in Japan as Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Ken (ファイアーエムブレム 新・暗黒竜と光の剣, Faiā Emuburemu Shin Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Ken?, lit. "Fire Emblem: New Shadow Dragons and the Blade of Light"), is a tactical role-playing remake of the first Fire Emblem video game, Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Ken, developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. It is the eleventh installment in the Fire Emblem series, first for the Nintendo DS, and first to feature online play. The game was released in Japan on August 7, 2008, on December 5, 2008 in Europe, and on February 16, 2009 in North America, and February 26 in Australia.

Shadow Dragon is the second enhanced remake of the first Fire Emblem game. An older enhanced remake, Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo, includes the original game as book one of two. The game offers a graphical enhancement from Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Ken as well as utilizing the dual screens, touch screen controls, and online capabilities of the Nintendo DS. The game's story centers on the royal prince Marth as he embarks on a quest to win back his home kingdom and rescue his kidnapped sister. Characters and chapters that were not present in the original or were omitted for Monshō no Nazo have been introduced in this version. The character illustrations were done by Masamune Shirow.


Long ago, the continent of Archanea was invaded by the Dolhr Empire, led by the Shadow Dragon Medeus. The people lived in fear and despair. Anri, a youth from Altea, slew the Shadow Dragon using the sacred sword Falchion. The Kingdom of Archanea was restored and the world entered an age of peace. However, 100 years later, Medeus was resurrected. He joined forces with the dark pontifex Gharnef, who shared his ambitions of ruling the world, and launched an attack on Archanea. Archanea was defeated by Grust's General Camus. Aside from Princess Nyna, the royal family was wiped out.

Cornelius, the king of Altea and successor of Anri, left to battle Medeus with the Falchion in hand. Meanwhile, Cornelius's only son and the prince of Altea, Marth, awaits his father's return as he passes his days with his martial arts training.

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