Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
|Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn|
Also known as: Fire Emblem: Akatsuki no Megami (JP)
This game has unused graphics.
A Fire Emblem game on the Wii! It's the sequel to Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.
| 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.
Strangely, two unfinished CG cutscenes are still present on the disc for undisclosed reasons. Both cutscenes use placeholder textures and backgrounds, feature unfinished shading and graphical effects on the characters, and also feature two counters of unknown purpose. They are also totally silent.
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Ike vs. the Black Knight
The first is an early version of the scene in which Ike confronts the Black Knight in the Tower of Guidance. The layout of the scene is exactly the same as in the final release, but animations and visual effects are clearly in a very primitive state.
Kurthnaga and the Castle
The second is an early version of the scene in Part 3 Chapter 13 in which Kurthnaga incinerates and destroys one of Castle Nox's towers. Compared to the previous cutscene, this one is in an even earlier stage of rendering, with Kurthnaga and castle being completely textureless. There are also far more soldiers running across the scene than in the final version, where only 1 or 2 of them can be briefly seen.
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.
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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.
This game has quite a lot of unused music. Somebody who's familiar with the game needs to provide rips, as there are allegedly more unused themes.
Not counting alternate versions of many existing songs (which only differ very slightly), there are around 25 unused songs. The most notable ones include themes for Mist, Tibarn and Naesala. A map theme that is a remix of Alm's victory map theme from Fire Emblem Gaiden is also included with its filename (fe10_bgm_mapextra_32k.brstm) suggesting that Radiant Dawn was intended to have trial maps like Path of Radiance which used a similarly named track (gcfe_bgm_map_ext_32k.stm) that is also a remix of a theme from a previous game. The song data also suggests Ashera was going to have a multiple berserk-inflicting attack, instead of a multiple stun-inflicting attack. Zelgius has a battle theme that is used for a pair of cutscene fights, but neither is long enough to play it in its entirety.
One variant song of note is fe10_fe_theme_E3_32k.brstm, a variant of the Fire Emblem theme. The file name indicates it was for use at E3, though it does not play in the E3 trailer.
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 this data all 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||Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no Tsurugi (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light) • Gaiden|
|SNES||Monshou no Nazo (Mystery of the Emblem) • Seisen no Keifu (Genealogy of the Holy War) • Thracia 776|
|Game Boy Advance||Fuuin no Tsurugi (The Binding Blade) • Fire Emblem (The Blazing Blade) (Prototypes) • The Sacred Stones (Prototype)|
|GameCube||Path of Radiance|
|Nintendo DS||Shadow Dragon • Shin Monshou no Nazo (New Mystery of the Emblem)|
|Nintendo 3DS||Awakening • Fates • Echoes: Shadows of Valentia|
|Wii U||Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE|
|Nintendo Switch||Three Houses|
|Android||Fire Emblem Heroes|
|iOS||Fire Emblem Heroes|
|PlayStation||Tear Ring Saga (Prototype)|