New Releases: What upcoming games are you looking forward to?
EVERYONE 10 AND OLDER, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language
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Nintendo's strategy RPG series marches onto Wii with Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. As in previous games, players must gradually build their army from dozens of pre-existing characters and then command them in turn-based combat on grid-based battlefields. Objectives range from defeating a specific unit to simply surviving for a set number of turns. Forgoing the Wii's motion-sensing capabilities in favor of a traditional control scheme, Radiant Dawn uses the directional pad and buttons to move troops and issue commands. One new feature is the ability to permanently save progress during battles.
Set three years after the events depicted in 2005's Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn initially focuses on the war-torn continent of Tellius. Players are part of a rebel force known as the Dawn Brigade, which vows to reclaim lost territory from a ruthless empire. The predominately text-based narrative spans 38 chapters that follow multiple perspectives on the war. While individual units earn experience and powerful new abilities over time, if one should fall in combat, the character is considered dead and cannot be used again. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn includes multiple difficulty settings and support for 16:9 displays. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide