Game storyline: Medeus, the king of the dragonkin, has been
revived and is forming an alliance with a fearsome sorcerer named
Gharnef. Together, they threaten to the throw the entire continent of
Archanea back to an age of chaos and war. Now, it's up to young Prince
Marth and his small band of loyal followers to rise up and rally all
those left in the land to make one last desperate push to free Archanea
from the tyranny of the Shadow Dragon.
How to progress through the game: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy setting. Players alternate
turns with opponents, moving their pieces (units) and attacking enemy
units on the battlefield. There are dozens of units and different
weapons and magic spells, each with its own strategic
benefits-high-flying Pegasus knights move effortlessly over varied
terrain, fast-moving mounted cavaliers can use swords and lances,
unarmed curates use healing staves to mend the wounds of other units and
Characters: Many groups play a part in a story but undoubtedly
the story's protagonist, Prince Marth, will be the focus for most. Marth
has been featured in the Super Smash Bros. series and has been
extremely popular within those games, but this is his first time
starring in a Fire Emblem game in the United States. At Marth's
side is a support of fearless fighters, including the brave Caeda, a
princess of the Talys kingdom. Other major characters include the evil
sorcerer Gharnef and the sole surviving descendant of the royal House
Archanea, Princess Nyna.
Fire Emblem returns to its roots with a total overhaul of an
NES classic never before released in America. New features include
touch-screen controls, multiple save options and easy-to-follow
tutorial chapters that shed new light on Marth's story. New players
can jump into the action, even if they've never played a Fire Emblem
Take the battle online and clash with players around the world over
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. You can also borrow units to use in your
army, talk with friends using the built-in Nintendo DS microphone and
even buy rare and powerful items from the Online Shop using in-game
You are the general: Shape your army to suit your strategy by
selecting from dozens of characters with unique spells and abilities.
But guide your army wisely, because if a character falls on the
battlefield, he's lost forever.
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is the first to offer players a
chance to test their skills against other players in combat. Using
your broadband connection, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and wireless play
modes, players are able to send units they've trained into battle
against those of another player. Collect optional cards to give your
team a unique tactical bonus that can help you clench victory. During
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection matches, friends can talk to each other
using the built-in Nintendo DS microphone.
Touch-screen controls, multiple save options and an easy-to-follow
tutorial allow novice players to jump into the action, even if they've
never played a Fire Emblem game before.
Borrow units wirelessly or through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and use
them in your own battles with the Loan Unit feature.
Six levels of difficulty ensure that even seasoned players can find a
challenge in this new entry into the Fire Emblem series.
Purchase rare and powerful items using the gold you've acquired during
your single-player campaign with the Online Shop feature. You never
know what items you might come across, because new items rotate in and
out of the armory on a daily basis.
Play through the events that brought Marth to the beginning of his
quest through a new set of prologue chapters that were specially added
to the game for its Nintendo DS release.