For those of you wondering exactly where "Marth" came from--aside from his appearances in Super Smash Bros.
--he's returning to his staple role in the Fire Emblem series. Still not sure about his origin? That's because Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
is the first time the series that's been released in the U.S. In fact, it's out (just now) for the Nintendo DS.
The Mind is Mightier Than the Sword in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon for Nintendo DS
Create Powerful Armies and Direct them to Victory as Acclaimed Strategy Series Debuts on Nintendo DS
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo DS™ system owners take note – the next game to engage your brain has arrived: Fire Emblem™: Shadow Dragon. A unique strategy adventure, the game grants players full control over a powerful fighting force in a captivating fantasy setting, putting virtual tacticians to the test as they implement creative battle strategies, improve the skills of their warriors and outthink their opponents on the way to glory and victory.
The Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon video game lets players alternate turns with opponents, moving their units to attack enemies on the battlefield and advance to more advantageous locations. There are dozens of units with different weapons and magic spells to wield, each with their own strategic benefits: high-flying Pegasus Knights move effortlessly over varied terrain, Archers can attack from a distance with their bows and arrows, and unarmed Curates use healing staves to help the wounded. Using Nintendo Wi-Fi® Connection and local wireless play modes, players can now test their skills against opponents, borrow units from others to use in their armies, talk with friends using the built-in Nintendo DS microphone and even use in-game currency to buy rare and powerful items from the Online Shop.
Building upon the series' storied history, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon tells the tale of Marth, a young prince with wisdom and valor beyond his age. Marth has appeared in the Super Smash Bros.™ series and has earned a loyal fan following, but Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon marks his first appearance in a Fire Emblem game in the United States.
"Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon gives Nintendo DS owners the kind of thought-provoking experience that they crave, letting them guide a team of warriors to victory through cunning battle tactics and shrewd strategy," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Giving players the option to do battle alone at their own pace or compete with others online in head-to-head skirmishes, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon offers countless hours of game play in an engaging setting that everyone can enjoy."
For more information about Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, visit www.Fire-Emblem.com
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