Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade joins the Nintendo Switch Online library on June 22

Nintendo has announced that Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade will launch on June 22 as part of the Game Boy Advance library for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade – known simply as Fire Emblem during its initial English release – originally launched in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance. The Blazing Blade is the seventh entry in the franchise, but the first Fire Emblem title officially released in English, featuring a trio of main characters in Eliwood, Hector, and Lyn.

The announcement can be found below, via Nintendo.

Plan your strategy and draw your steel, because smoldering rivalries are set to burn bright once more on the Nintendo Switch system! Starting June 22, Fire Emblem – also known as Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade – will be available for everyone with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership as part of the Game Boy Advance – Nintendo Switch Online library.

Featuring all the fierce tactical combat and rich, intrigue-filled storytelling the series is known for, Fire Emblem was the first installment in the series to launch outside of Japan. Plus, it also marked the debut of the hero Lyn, who you may know as the Emblem of Blazing from Fire Emblem Engage!

In Fire Emblem, the nation of Lycia stands on the precipice of war after centuries of peace. Turmoil grows as noble houses plot treason, allies become enemies and armies stand poised for combat … all while a mysterious figure manipulates empires from the shadows. Now Lyn, along with Eliwood and Hector, must amass their own army to fight back against the forces that would destroy everything they hold dear – and before the world is burned to ash.

Over the course of the story, you’ll gather heroes to your side, train them to excel with a wide array of weapons and classes, and further hone their skills on the battlefield. In battle, strategize your course of action around a variety of terrain and conditions. Then take command of the field and lead your units to victory by fulfilling specific objectives. But be warned: In this Fire Emblem game, if your soldiers meet their end, they’re gone forever.

With a Nintendo Switch Online or Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, you can enjoy online play with compatible games, growing libraries of classic games and several other benefits and special offers. For more information, and to learn about a free seven-day Nintendo Switch Online trial, go to the Nintendo Switch Online section on the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu or visit

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade