When the Game Boy Advance library started to arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console, some franchises and titles will have immediately leapt to the top of quite a few wishlists; with the relatively recent success on 3DS of Fire Emblem: Awakening, we suspect that the first entry from the GBA era — simply titled Fire Emblem — would have been one of those games.

Though it arrived in Europe back in August, it's taken a little longer to arrive in North America. If Nintendo of America's website is correct this'll finally arrive in this week's update on 4th December, however, priced at the standard $7.99; for fans of turn-based strategy and master developers Intelligent Systems, that's very good news indeed. We gave it a glowing recommendation, too, awarding 9/10 in our review.

As an extra bit of information NES title Lode Runner is also due this week. We do recommend a little caution with both of these release dates, however, as they sometimes prove to be wrong (ironic considering they're on Nintendo's official website) — when it comes to Fire Emblem, however, perhaps a bit of anticipation is worth that slight risk.

Are you keen to jump into this predecessor in the Fire Emblem series? Let us know.

[via nintendo.com, nintendoeverything.com]