Nintendo have announced that the first Fire Emblem game, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light will finally get an official English language release, 30 years after it was first released in the NES/Famicom back in 1990; it is not jsut the original game either, it also has new features such as rewinding your turns, fast forwarding enemy movement, and creating your bookmarks.
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light is a tactical role-playing game where players take on the role of Marth and his growing army during their campaign across the continent of Archanea. The game progresses in a linear fashion, with maps being unlocked and played as dictated by the storyline. Each playable character is assigned to unique character classes that have various functions in battle, such as being mounted or having access to magic. A unit’s class affects their range of movement and strength on the battlefield; mounted or flying units have greater mobility, archers have a greater attack range, while heavily armored characters have more damage resistance. Each character has a set character class, and each time a unit raises its experience level its various stats increase randomly. There are a total of 25 characters that can be recruited over the course of the game and 21 available classes for the majority of characters, with the exception of main protagonist Marth.