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Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer closely affiliated with Nintendo and best known for developing the Fire Emblem series.
History[edit | edit source]
Intelligent Systems started out in the video game industry when developer Tohru Narihiro was hired by Nintendo to port Famicom Disk System software to the standard ROM-cartridge format that was being used outside Japan on the NES. The team soon became an auxiliary program unit for Nintendo that provided system tools and hired people to program, fix, or port Nintendo-developed software. Much of the team's original work consists of minor contributions to larger titles developed by Nintendo R&D1 and Nintendo EAD.
Chief programmer Tohru Narihiro programmed one of his first video games, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, towards the end of the Famicom's life cycle, although the game design, graphic design, and music was provided by the Nintendo R&D1 team. Because of Narihiro's success, Intelligent Systems began to hire graphic designers, programmers, and musicians to extend the company from an auxiliary–tool developer to a game development group. The company has since continued to develop new entries in the Fire Emblem franchise.
Games developed in the Fire Emblem series[edit | edit source]
|Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light||FE1||Famicom||April 20, 1990||Unreleased|
|Fire Emblem Gaiden||FE2||Famicom||March 14, 1992||Unreleased|
|Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem||FE3||Super Famicom||January 21, 1994||Unreleased|
|Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War||FE4||Super Famicom||May 14, 1996||Unreleased|
|Fire Emblem: Thracia 776||FE5||Super Famicom||September 1, 1999||Unreleased|
|Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade||FE6||Game Boy Advance||March 29, 2002||Unreleased|
|Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade||FE7||Game Boy Advance||April 25, 2003||July 16, 2004||November 3, 2003|
|Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones||FE8||Game Boy Advance||October 7, 2004||November 4, 2005||May 23, 2005|
|Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance||FE9||GameCube||April 20, 2005||November 4, 2005||October 17, 2005|
|Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn||FE10||Wii||February 22, 2007||March 14, 2008||November 11, 2007|
|Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon||FE11||Nintendo DS||August 7, 2008||December 5, 2008||February 16, 2009|
|Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem||FE12||Nintendo DS||July 15, 2010||Unreleased|
|Fire Emblem Awakening||FE13||Nintendo 3DS||April 19, 2012||April 19, 2013||February 4, 2013|
|Fire Emblem Fates||FE14||Nintendo 3DS||June 25, 2015||May 20, 2016||February 19, 2016|
|Fire Emblem Heroes||FEH||iOS, Android||February 2, 2017|
|Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||FE15||Nintendo 3DS||April 20, 2017||May 19, 2017|
|Fire Emblem Warriors||FEW||Nintendo Switch,
Nintendo New 3DS
|September 28, 2017||October 20, 2017|
|Fire Emblem: Three Houses||FE16||Nintendo Switch||July 26, 2019|