A remake of the game for the Nintendo DS has been released in Japan, the U.S and Europe. The non-JPN games have been localised as Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, while in Japan it has been named Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no Tsurugi (New Dark Dragon and Sword of Light).
It takes place in the Akanea continent. It stars Marth, a character who later appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Marth is the first in the Lord class. He is the prince of Altea. His mentor is Jeigan, an old but powerful knight who was sworn to guide and protect Marth all through the game. The heavily armored soldier Doga, the Altea Archer Gordon, and the top Social Knight brothers Kain and Abel are members of Jeigan's squad.
The story of this game begins when the Sorcerer Garnef helps resurrect the Dark Dragon Medeus, allowing the evil Dolua empire to revive as well. As the continent is taken over by Dolua, the Altea King Cornellius is killed, the Falchion (used a century before to kill Medeus by Altea's hero, Anri) is taken, and Marth himself is forced to retreat to Talis with Jeigan's squad. For some time, he lives there without worry, but one day, the Garuda Pirates ambush the people of Talis, forcing Marth to fight back. Now Marth must lead a campaign on a road through the Akanea continent and destroy Medeus, who is at the end of this same road, so that he can liberate the Akanea continent from Dolua's dark grip. Fortunately, he won't have just Jeigan's squad assisting him; the Talis princess Sheeda, Talis captain Oguma, Orleans soldier Hardin, Warren mercenaries Raddy and Shiza, and others are sure to help, along with those Marth finds and helps in the campaign.
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