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The Virtual Console (Japanese: バーチャルコンソール Virtual Console) is a brand name that was formerly used by Nintendo's online eShop under which old games from Nintendo's earlier consoles and those of other former console manufacturers were sold. The service was aimed to provide an alternative to emulating pirated software 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 were released through digital downloads directly in the console in question itself, which are emulated by the software and thus play near-identically to their original release.

Virtual Console titles were released for the Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS consoles; however, Virtual Console titles can no longer be purchased on them due to the closure of the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo eShop. The Nintendo Switch console forwent Virtual Console and instead gives the player access to select games from older systems through its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service.

Nine Fire Emblem series games were released through Virtual Console, six of which were 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 JP JP JP Also included in Family Computer - Nintendo Switch OnlineJP.
Fire Emblem Gaiden JP JP JP --
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem JP JP JP Nintendo 3DS release is exclusive to New Nintendo 3DS systems. Also included in Nintendo Classic Mini: Super FamicomJP and Super Famicom - Nintendo Switch OnlineJP.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War JP JP JP Nintendo 3DS release is exclusive to New Nintendo 3DS systems. Also included in Family Computer - Nintendo Switch OnlineJP.
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 JP JP JP Nintendo 3DS release is exclusive to New Nintendo 3DS systems.
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade JP Also included in Game Boy Advance - Nintendo Switch OnlineJP.
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade Also included in Game Boy Advance - Nintendo Switch Online.
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones The game was released on Nintendo 3DS exclusively as part of the Ambassador Program, and was not available for purchase. Like all Ambassador GBA titles on the 3DS, it runs natively through the hardware rather than through emulation.
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Like all Nintendo DS games, Shadow Dragon is playable on the Nintendo 3DS through backwards compatibility.
A means that the game is available via the Virtual Console service on this console, while a 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 DawnShadow DragonNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakeningFatesEchoes: Shadows of ValentiaThree HousesEngage
Spin-offs Archanea SagaTokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FEHeroesWarriorsWarriors: Three Hopes
Crossover games Super Smash Bros. (MeleeBrawlfor Nintendo 3DS and Wii UUltimate) • Club Nintendo Picross+Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.Project X Zone 2WarioWareDragalia Lost
Unreleased games and prototypes Fire Emblem 64The Blazing Blade pre-release build 0206The Blazing Blade pre-release build 0219The Sacred Stones prototypeFire Emblem Wii
TearRing Saga series Yutona Heroes War ChroniclesBerwick Saga
Vestaria Saga series War of the ScionsThe Sacred Sword of SilvanisterLucca GaidenChronicles of the Norden Civil War
Related titles Mario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus discLINENintendo Badge Arcade
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