Fire Emblem 64, also known as Fire Emblem: The Maiden of Darkness, was a cancelled Nintendo 64 installment in the Fire Emblem series. The title was originally stated by Shigeru Miyamoto to be in development during an interview with Dengeki Nintendo 64, claiming that the game would likely be released in late 1998, following Super Mario RPG 2. The game started development for the Nintendo 64DD, but was later shifted to a standard Nintendo 64 Game Pak.
Although Fire Emblem 64 was shown at Space World 2000, the game was cancelled and development was restarted on the Game Boy Advance due to structural changes at Intelligent Systems. While the game's story and characters were completely changed, some of the original game's concepts were carried over for the Game Boy Advance title, which became Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
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- ↑ Miyamoto Reveals Secrets: Fire Emblem, Mario Paint 64. IGN (July 29, 1997). Retrieved March 2, 2017.
- ↑ Fire Emblem through the ages. Official Nintendo Magazine (April 13, 2013). Retrieved March 2, 2017.
- ↑ 発売中止の64DDソフト. 64DD Laboratory. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
- ↑ 【9/24】N64「ファイアーエムブレム」は開発中止、別機種移行へ. Gameiroiro (September 24, 2000). Retrieved March 2, 2017.