Two Fire Emblem Nintendo Switch Online SP Variants Released in Japan

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The free Nintendo Switch Online NES games vary by region, and in Japan people have access to Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. Now, to honor the series and celebrate this entry’s 30th anniversary, Nintendo has released two special Fire Emblem Nintendo Switch Online variants that highlight different parts of the game. [Thanks, Serenes Forest!]

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When it comes to these Nintendo Switch Online special versions, Nintendo can do things like offer certain save states, add specific items to inventories, or present people with certain scenarios. The Fire Emblem Nintendo Switch Online special variants both involve players picking up at specific points in-game.

If someone goes with Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Special, they can see the original Pegasus Sisters Palla, Catria, and Est perform a Triangle Attack. To normally perform this in-game, someone must have Palla, Catria, and Est alive, on the map, and each on one of the four different sides of an opponent. You then can use the special attack to have all three sisters hit a foe.

When the Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Special 2 version is selected, people find themselves starting at the twenty-fifth chapter of the game. This is the final fight against the Shadow Dragon Medeus. You have a full roster with characters ready to go and well-equipped for the fight.

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light launched on the Famicom in Japan on April 20, 1990. While it never appeared outside of Japan, in the country it eventually appeared on the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo Wii U Virtual Consoles. Its remake, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon for the Nintendo DS, was released worldwide.

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