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Virtual Console

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The Virtual Console (Japanese: バーチャルコンソール Virtual Console) is a brand name used by Nintendo's online eShop under which old games from Nintendo's earlier consoles and those of other former console manufacturers are sold. The service is aimed to provide an alternative to video game emulation by opening up the vast back catalogues of Nintendo and its partners in the service for legal purchase in the modern market. Games sold through Virtual Console are released through digital downloads directly in the console in question itself, which are emulated by the system and thus play near-identically to their original release.

The service is currently available for the Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS consoles; however, Virtual Console titles can no longer be purchased on the Wii due to the closure of the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo Switch console forwent Virtual Console and instead gives the player access to select NES and Super NES games through its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service.

Nine Fire Emblem series games have been released through Virtual Console, six of which are exclusively available in Japan.

Fire Emblem series games available via Virtual Console

Game Virtual Console availability Notes
Wii Wii U Nintendo 3DS
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Included as a Masterpiece demo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii UJP. Also included in Family Computer - Nintendo Switch OnlineJP.
Fire Emblem Gaiden Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP --
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Nintendo 3DS release is exclusive to New Nintendo 3DS systems. Included as a Masterpiece demo in Super Smash Bros. BrawlJP. Also included in Nintendo Classic Mini: Super FamicomJP and Super Famicom - Nintendo Switch OnlineJP.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Nintendo 3DS release is exclusive to New Nintendo 3DS systems.
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Nintendo 3DS release is exclusive to New Nintendo 3DS systems.
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade X mark.png Yes check.pngJP X mark.png --
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png --
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png The Nintendo 3DS version is exclusive to the Ambassador Program and is not intended for general release for other owners of the system. Like all Ambassador GBA titles on the 3DS, it runs natively through the hardware rather than through emulation.
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png --
A Yes check.png means that the game is available via the Virtual Console service on this console, while a X mark.png indicates the contrary.

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Fire Emblem series
Main series Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemGenealogy of the Holy WarThracia 776The Binding BladeThe Blazing BladeThe Sacred StonesPath of RadianceRadiant DawnAwakeningFatesThree Houses
Remakes Shadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and ShadowEchoes: Shadows of Valentia
Other Fire Emblem: Archanea SagaMario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus discFire Emblem Heroes
Crossover games Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii USuper Smash Bros. UltimateCode Name: S.T.E.A.M.Project X Zone 2Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FEFire Emblem WarriorsDragalia Lost
Versions and releases List of version differencesLocalization of the Fire Emblem seriesVirtual Console