Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
|Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn|
Also known as: Fire Emblem: Akatsuki no Megami (JP)
This game has unused graphics.
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Being on the same console known for games like Wii Sports and a plethora of Mario spinoffs, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn feels like a shock to the system. Being the sequel to Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, our heroes must once again stop a glowing lump of blue metal from ending the world (well, sort of...).
| Unused Music|
They really wanted to pad the disc, didn't they?
| Version Differences|
Don't be fooled by the difficulty names.
| English Translation Differences|
(Contains spoilers!) Lots of English text was fixed in the European version.
Zelgius, while being a recurring playable character and boss as the Black Knight, never actually appears in any maps as himself, only appearing in scripted battle scenes. He has stats and skills that are obviously identical to those of the Black Knight, but he has a unique version of the Marshall class that exclusively uses Swords and Lances (the latter of which he is never seen using) and has unique animations.
Unused Terrain Speed
Dragon units have two unique values for how fast they can pass terrain. Most of this data is unused due to limited appearance of these units. Civilians also have their own rate but aside from rivers and bogs, which are used, their speed is identical to standard infantry.
Remove any speculation, and elaborate.
There are a few unused name strings, only a few of which were translated.
- Map 5 Enemy (Filename MPID_MAP5_ENEMY) is listed between the Feral One enemy name and the name of Pugo, the first boss of the game. It's an obvious placeholder name, possibly for enemies in Chapter 4 of Part 1, the fifth map in the game.
- Ferere (Filename MPID_FERERE) is listed before Anna. It seems to be a mistranslation of the Crimean territory, Felirae, which is ruled by Duke Ludveck, the main villain of Part 2. It may have been intended for the generic soldiers in Part 2, which just use the name "Rebel" in the final game.
The following name strings were replaced with the word "dummy" in the localization, meaning they effectively only exist in the Japanese version.
- Dent (Filename MPID_DENT) is listed between Numida's name and the "Grandfather" NPC name. This name is also used as a filename for a duplicate of the male dummy portrait.
- Tabitha (Filename MPID_TABASA) is listed between the name of Nico, a minor NPC, and Alder, a boss. This name has no associated portrait.
- Naybe (Filename MPID_NABE) is listed after Alder's name. This name is also used as a filename for a duplicate of the female dummy portrait.
- Yaromi (Filename MPID_LALOMI) is listed after Naybe and before Ferere. This name is also used as a filename for a duplicate of the male dummy portrait.
- Gritz (Filename MPID_GRITZ) is listed between the names of Almedha and Lehran, two major characters. This is also used as a filename for a duplicate of the male dummy portrait.
In Part 4 Final-1, there is dialogue suggesting that Hetzel could be spared in that chapter. Additionally, there is an unfinished synopsis of the story, which has a few details that are slightly different, such as Marado being named Rino and Ludveck being named Charolai. Digging a little further, it seems the Dawn Brigade was originally going to be named the "Dawn Feather". There is also dialog that triggers when the Black Knight dies under player control, which will never happen because regardless of difficulty there's not a single enemy capable of damaging him, let alone killing him with their limited durability.
It seems the developers were originally going to include full length support conversations (like the ones in the previous three games) instead of the watered down ones that you see now. One major difference is that only data for A-rank supports exists, so the developers may have intended to utilize the current "everybody supports" system, but have special conversations for certain pairs when they reach the A-level support.
A considerable number of unused support pairs (other than A-rank supports) can be found, with no conversations for them.
- Boyd x: Brom, Ike, Rolf, Mist, Oscar, Titania, Ulki, Mia
- Aran x: Laura, Makalov, Micaiah, Mordecai, Nealuchi, Nolan, Sothe, Danved
- Caineghis x: Elincia, Giffca, Ike, Kyza, Ranulf, Renning, Lyre, Mist, Mordecai, Nailah, Lethe, Skrimir, Stefan, Titania
- Calill x: Geoffrey, Heather, Muarim, Nephenee, Soren, Tauroneo, Tormod, Mia, Danved
- Brom x: Elincia, Heather, Janaff, Meg, Nephenee, Zihark
- Shinon x: Gatrie, Ike, Janaff, Rhys, Rolf, Mist, Oscar, Sigrun, Titania
- Edward x: Leanne, Leonardo, Micaiah, Nolan, Sanaki, Stefan, Sothe
- Ilyana x: Gatrie, Laura, Lucia, Micaiah, Mordecai, Oscar, Mia, Zihark
- Ena x: Gatrie, Gareth, Kurthnaga, Leanne, Mist, Nasir, Volug, Rafiel
- Elincia x: Geoffrey, Ike, Kieran, Ranulf, Leanne, Renning, Lucia, Marcia, Mist, Nephnee, Nailah, Pelleas, Sanaki, Tibarn, Bastian
- Fiona x: Laura, Leanne, Leonardo, Micaiah, Pelleas, Tanith, Tauroneo, Danved
- Gatrie x: Marcia, Mist, Muarim, Oscar, Rafiel, Astrid
- Geoffrey x: Kieran, Kyza, Renning, Lucia, Bastian
- Giffca x: Gareth, Kyza, Ranulf, Lyre, Mordecai, Lethe, Skrimir, Tauroneo, Bastian
- Gareth x: Janaff, Kurthnaga, Renning, Nasir, Vika
- Haar x: Heather, Jill, Makalov, Volug, Pelleas, Sigrun, Tauroneo
- Heather x: Lucia, Mist, Nephenee, Vika, Volke
- Ike x: Kurthnaga, Ranulf, Micaiah, Mist, Nasir, Nailah, Oscar, Lethe, Reyson, Soren, Sothe, Titania, Tibarn, Volke, Mia, Zihark
- Janaff x: Lucia, Oscar, Tibarn, Vika, Ulki
- Jill x: Mist, Nealuchi, Lethe, Sigrun, Tauroneo, Zihark
- Kieran x: Rhys, Renning, Lyre, Marcia, Oscar, Reyson
- Rhys x: Rolf, Mist, Nailah, Oscar, Titania, Ulki, Mia, Ranulf, Lyre, Meg, Mordecai, Muarim, Zihark
- Kyza x: Ranulf, Lyre, Meg, Mordecai, Muarim, Zihark
- Kurthnaga x: Micaiah, Nasir, Pelleas, Skrimir, Sothe
- Laura x: Meg, Micaiah, Nealuchi, Nolan, Tanith
- Ranulf x: Lyre, Mordecai, Lethe, Skrimir, Tibarn, Zihark
- Leanne x: Leonardo, Naesala, Nealuchi, Nailah, Oliver, Sanaki, Tibarn
- Renning x: Lucia, Bastian, Vika
- Leonardo x: Micaiah, Nolan, Pelleas, Skrimir, Sothe
- Lyre x: Nephenee, Pelleas, Lethe, Astrid, Titania, Zihark
- Rolf x: Marcia, Mist, Oscar, Rafiel, Tauroneo
- Lucia x: Astrid, Bastian
- Makalov x: Marcia, Naesala, Astrid, Bastian, Volke
- Marcia x: Sigrun, Tanith, Astrid, Ulki
- Meg x: Micaiah, Nephenee, Astrid, Vika, Ulki, Zihark
- Micaiah x: Naesala, Nailah, Nolan, Volug, Rafiel, Soren, Skrimir, Stefan, Sothe, Tauroneo, Tormod
- Mist x: Oscar, Titania, Mia
- Mordecai x: Oliver, Lethe, Stefan, Ulki, Danved, Zihark
- Muarim x: Lethe, Sothe, Titania, Tormod, Vika, Zihark
- Naesala x: Nealuchi, Oliver, Rafiel, Reyson, Sanaki, Sothe, Tibarn, Vika
- Nasir x: Stefan, Volke, Ulki
- Nealuchi x: Nolan, Rafiel, Reyson, Tauroneo, Vika
- Nephenee x: Pelleas, Danved, Zihark
- Nailah x: Volug, Rafiel, Reyson, Tibarn
- Nolan x: Sothe
- Oliver x: Rafiel, Reyson, Tanith, Tormod, Danved
- Volug x: Rafiel, Soren, Tormod
- Oscar x: Tanith, Titania, Mia
- Pelleas x: Tauroneo
- Rafiel x: Tibarn
- Lethe x: Sanaki, Skrimir, Zihark
- Reyson x: Tanith, Tibarn, Tormod, Ulki
- Sanaki x: Sigrun, Tanith
- Soren x: Skrimir, Stefan, Titania
- Sigrun x: Skrimir, Tanith
- Skrimir x: Tibarn, Mia
- Sothe x: Astrid, Tormod, Volke
- Tauroneo x: Volke, Zihark
- Titania x: Tibarn
- Tibarn x: Ulki, Mia
- Tormod x: Vika, Danved
- Bastian x: Volke
The game contains placeholder portraits for both genders. There are also duplicates of these portraits in the game's files associated with unused name strings.
Unused Voice Acting
A large amount of (if not all) of the Japanese voice acting remains on the disc in the North American version. The game does not have the option to select the Japanese voice acting, so all this data goes unused.
The names of the Skill Scrolls for the Blessing and Boon skills use their Japanese names: Sky Boon and Earth Bounty, respectively. It's unknown why this inconsistency occurred, but it's possible that it wasn't noticed since there really isn't a reason to unequip these skills, since only Herons can learn Blessing (and all three know it when they join) and only Dragons can learn Boon (and half of them, again, know it when they join).
|The Fire Emblem series|
|NES||Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light • Gaiden|
|SNES||Monshou no Nazo • Seisen no Keifu • Thracia 776|
|Game Boy Advance||Fuuin no Tsurugi • Fire Emblem (Prototypes) • The Sacred Stones (Prototype)|
|GameCube||Path of Radiance|
|Nintendo DS||Shadow Dragon • Shin Monshou no Nazo|
|Nintendo 3DS||Awakening • Fates • Echoes: Shadows of Valentia|
|Wii U||Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE|
|Nintendo Switch||Warriors • Three Houses|
|PlayStation||Tear Ring Saga (Prototype)|