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Fire Emblem Wii details

To use classic pad?

Following a low-key debut at E3 this May, the Nintendo Wii version of Fire Emblem is starting to take greater shape - with news from the Nintendo World event in Japan suggesting that it will use the Classic Controller.

That would suggest that it's going to be very consistent with the previous games in the series, which generally revolve around a small band of adventurers plotting their way through turn-based strategy missions. The set-up is similar to Advance Wars, but with persistent character death and less complicated unit relationships.

According to a report on IGN, the game not only uses the Classic Controller, but also plays out in 4:3 rather than widescreen - something that could just be down to the demo conditions. We're also told that the demo version consists of dungeon attack and castle siege levels - which sounds very Fire Emblem.

Although there's still very little else to say, expect more information to emerge ahead of the game's February 2007 release in Japan. And if you're a fan of Fire Emblem, be sure to be vocal about it - the two Game Boy Advance titles and the GameCube outing all sank without a trace over here, so Nintendo could probably do with some encouragement if it's to persist.