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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.

Nine of the fourteen Fire Emblem series games have been released through Virtual Console so far, six of which remain 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 and the Blade of Light Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Japan only. Included as a Masterpiece demo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii UJP.
Fire Emblem Gaiden Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Japan only.
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Japan only. Included as a Masterpiece demo in Super Smash Bros. BrawlJP. Nintendo 3DS release is exclusive to New Nintendo 3DS systems.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Japan only. Nintendo 3DS release is exclusive to New Nintendo 3DS systems.
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Yes check.pngJP Japan only. 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 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 currently 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 emulation.
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png --
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png --
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png --
Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png --
Fire Emblem Awakening X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png --
Fire Emblem Fates X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png --
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia X mark.png X mark.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 and the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemGenealogy of the Holy WarThracia 776The Binding BladeFire EmblemThe Sacred StonesPath of RadianceRadiant DawnAwakeningFatesFire Emblem for Nintendo Switch
Remakes Shadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and ShadowEchoes: Shadows of Valentia
Other BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War ChroniclesMario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus discFire Emblem Heroes
Crossover games Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UCode Name: S.T.E.A.M.Project X Zone 2Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FEFire Emblem Warriors
Versions and releases List of regional version differencesLocalization of the Fire Emblem series