Fight the power! That is the mantra of the Dawn Brigade as they battle to free their homeland from the tyranny of an evil empire in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, the latest in the long-running Fire Emblem strategy-RPG series.
Three years have passed since the last Fire Emblem adventure, when the kingdom of Daein invaded neighbouring Crimea and sparked a war that nearly consumed the continent of Tellius. Crimea held off the invasion, crowned the late king's daughter as their queen and rebuilt their beleaguered nation. However, Daein came under the tyrannical rule of the powerful Begnion Empire. Now, to break free from the grip of Begnion oppression, a handful of young revolutionaries - the Dawn Brigade - has banded together to save the lives of their countrymen.
Like the other games in the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn is a deep, tactical strategy game that boasts role-playing elements. Through strategic movements, effective items/weapons use and a little luck, players will need to defeat the opposing army on a map. Every time a unit of yours defeats an enemy unit, that unit receives experience points and becomes more powerful. Your army of rebels consists of dozens of unique characters, including knights, thieves, archers and warriors. These characters can rise to become legendary heroes, but if you're not careful, they could perish in battle, never to be heard from again.
To command your troops, you can use the Wii Remote or Classic Controller. With the Wii Remote, you'll simply hold it sideways (in the NES configuration), using the Control Pad to move the on-screen cursor and the 1 and 2 Buttons to confirm actions. Holding the B Button, you can also change the angle of the battle map, giving you a chance to view the battlefield from all angles.
- Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn utilises your Nintendo GameCube completed game save file of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. You can insert your GameCube Memory Card with the save file into your Wii console and load special data to enhance your Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn experience.
- Feeling attached to a character? You better watch his or her back. Each unit you command has unique attributes - with unique being the operative word. If your character is slain in battle, you lose that character for the rest of your journey.
- The game features a Suspend feature, a temporary save file to give you a quick-start point if you're afraid you'll suffer casualties in battle. However, you can use this feature only one time per map and is only available when you play on Hard difficulty.
- Fight for freedom over more than 40 chapters, three difficulty levels and more than 30 hours of gameplay. It's a game of epic proportions, and it's only available on Wii!