“Wind” from BS Fire Emblem: Akaneia Senki (Satellaview). You might have heard the astounding news that the upcoming Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem DS remake will include this Satellaview chapter from the series.
As far as I can tell, this is the first time Nintendo has re-released any Satellaview-related content in the past decade; this is a nice way to mark the Japan-only system’s 15th anniversary this year!
For those unfamiliar with the Satellaview, it’s a satellite modem add-on for the Super Famicom that allowed owners to stream broadcasted games and other material. It was kind of like our Sega Channel, except with special/exclusive Nintendo titles like Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium and BS The Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets.
One really interesting thing the Satellaview offered was its SoundLink games, which allowed for fully voice acted scenes and narrators guiding you through different titles. It gave games a real “radio play” feel, especially since you could play these SoundLink-enabled releases only during certain hours of the day.
You can see/hear SoundLink in action in this gameplay clip from BS Fire Emblem: Akaneia Senki:
Pretty amazing for its time (this title released in 1997), right? That’s how Intelligent Systems was able to embed a song like “Wind”, the first lyrical song for the Fire Emblem series, in the end credits of Akaneia Senki.
Now, the big question is will this DS remake include the original music/voice acting/narrator? And if Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem releases in the U.S., will the localized version offer an English dub? … Probably not.
See also: Fire Emblem OAV Episode 1