Lose a unit in Fire Emblem and they’re gone from the story. While permadeath adds intensity to battles, it also frustrates players who just want to soak in the story. Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem – Hero of Light and Shadow has a solution that should please both crowds.
In this Nintendo DS remake, permadeath is optional. Choose classic mode if you don’t mind losing allies or want an extra challenge. Players can defeat permadeath by starting the game in casual mode.