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First Fire Emblem game getting official English translation.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:15 pm
by VG_Addict
You never thought it would happen, but it did. To celebrate Fire Emblem's 30th anniversary, the first game is getting an official English translation.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/10/ ... s-in-2020/
Nintendo's latest surprise announcement hinges on a different anniversary than the usual mascots like Mario, Link, and Pikachu: it's for Fire Emblem, the turn-based strategy series that launched exclusively in Japan in 1990. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the game's first 8-bit adventure is getting the re-release treatment, either as a basic digital version or with a deluxe, physical collection of booklets, maps, and more.

But there's a funny thing about Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light. This 8-bit re-release has some emulation-like tweaks and perks, but this is otherwise not a remake. Up until now, its text-filled Famicom version never got an official translation and release for Western audiences. And unlike the rare cases where Nintendo produced, then shelved, a translated version of a Japanese game, this first Fire Emblem game was never advertised or teased to Western fans.

Re: First Fire Emblem game getting official English translation.

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:58 pm
by Sim Kid
It's a neat little thing for Nostalgia, but this game has... not aged well, to say the least.

Re: First Fire Emblem game getting official English translation.

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:25 pm
by VG_Addict
^ Just about every NES RPG has aged badly.

Re: First Fire Emblem game getting official English translation.

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:02 am
by steeze
There's like 4 or 5 legendary games that have aged like fine wine and the rest are tough.

Re: First Fire Emblem game getting official English translation.

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:04 pm
by Sim Kid
It also depends a lot on genre as to how games have aged like fine wine.

RPGs don't age that well.