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Fire Emblem GBA Is Out Now For Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Members

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Update: The original Game Boy Advance Fire Emblem is available for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members to download and play as part of the growing GBA library. Get the Game Boy Advance app for Switch here.


Nintendo has announced that the Game Boy Advance version of Fire Emblem is coming to Nintendo Switch via the GBA app for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers.

Fire Emblem, also known as Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, will launch globally starting on June 22nd and be available for anyone who has an active subscription to the more expensive tier of NSO membership.

The game’s predecessor, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, will also be made available for Japanese players.

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Nintendo’s description of the game reads:

“Featuring all the fierce tactical combat and rich, intrigue-filled storytelling the series is known for, Fire Emblem was the first instalment in the series to launch outside of Japan. Plus, it also marked the debut of the hero Lyn, who you may know as the Emblem of Blazing from Fire Emblem Engage!

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“In Fire Emblem, the nation of Lycia stands on the precipice of war after centuries of peace. Turmoil grows as noble houses plot treason, allies become enemies and armies stand poised for combat … all while a mysterious figure manipulates empires from the shadows. Now Lyn, along with Eliwood and Hector, must amass their own army to fight back against the forces that would destroy everything they hold dear – and before the world is burned to ash.

“Over the course of the story, you’ll gather heroes to your side, train them to excel with a wide array of weapons and classes, and further hone their skills on the battlefield. In battle, strategize your course of action around a variety of terrain and conditions. Then take command of the field and lead your units to victory by fulfilling specific objectives. But be warned: In this Fire Emblem game, if your soldiers meet their end, they’re gone forever.”