Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (ファイアーエムブレム 暗黒竜と光の剣, Fire Emblem: Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light) is the first installment of the Fire Emblem game series, developed by Nintendo R&D1 and Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo, and released only in Japan. It is widely accepted to be something of an archetypical codifier for the strategy roleplaying game genre as it exists in Japan, with many other Japanese games of the genre following in its stead.

The game is set on the continent Archanea, just one of several lands in a world explored by later installments. The game follows the story of Marth (one of the series' representatives in the Super Smash Bros. series), the exiled prince of the fallen kingdom of Altea, as he travels Archanea to raise a resistance army to combat the Dolhr empire, which currently dominates much of the land, and to find the lost sacred sword Falchion to allow him to follow in the footsteps of his ancestor Anri and slay Medeus, the tyrannical Shadow Dragon.

This game appears as a Masterpiece in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. It can be played for more than 123 seconds. However, it is only available in the Japanese version.

In the Super Smash Bros. series


Marth, a character introduced in the game, makes his Smash Bros. series debut (and by extension, his North American video game debut, excluding the Mystery of the Emblem anime adaption, which was released in North America) as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Marth returns as an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and a starter character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

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