Fire Emblem Gaiden
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|Fire Emblem Gaiden|
|System||NES, Virtual Console, 3DS Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console|
|Release Date|| NES|
JP March 14, 1992
Wii Virtual Console
November 4, 2009
3DS Virtual Console
JP April 3, 2013
Wii U Virtual Console
August 20, 2014
Fire Emblem Gaiden is the second game in the Fire Emblem series and the last Fire Emblem game on the NES. Like Zelda II: The Adventure of Link did for the Zelda series, Gaiden features gameplay changes that would be left out of future Fire Emblem games.
Set in the same continuity as the previous game but on the continent of Valentia, the story follows lifelong Alm and Celica as they attempt to amass an army to defend the kingdom of Sofia from the invading forces of Rigel and its dark god Duma.
The basic gameplay is similar to that of the previous game, but with new additions. One was a world map that could be explored as well as towns instead of immediately proceeding to the next chapter. The game also added branching promotions for characters in certain classes. Characters also can learn spells through leveling up, but these spells will drain from the character's health.
Several of the game's features that were dropped in later installments, such as the branching class promotions and a world map that can be explored, were later used in the game Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones as well as in Fire Emblem: Awakening.
- In Japan, it received releases on all iterations of the Virtual Console: on the Wii's Virtual Console in November 2009, on the 3DS Virtual Console in April 2013 and on the Wii U Virtual Console in August 2014.
- In 2017, it received a full remake for the Nintendo 3DS, which was known as Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. This was the first form of this game to receive an international release.
|Titles in the Fire Emblem Series|
|Shadow Dragon (DS) - Gaiden (Echoes) - Monshou no Nazo (DS) - Seisen no Keifu - Thracia 766|
Fuuin no Tsurugi - Fire Emblem - The Sacred Stones - Path of Radiance - Radiant Dawn
Awakening - Fates