Template:Nihongo is a Japanese tactical role-playing game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo, and the fifth installment in the Fire Emblem series. It is also the third and final Fire Emblem series title to be released on the Super Famicom. It was originally released through "Nintendo Power" service on September 1 1999. The ROM version of the game was released on January 21 2000, during the last days of the Super Famicom. The graphics are similar to but more realistic than those of Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu.
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 is a midquel that takes place between Chapters 5 and 6 of the previous game, Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu. Characters include those from Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu, such as Leaf, Fin, and Nanna. Several other characters from Seisen no Keifu make cameos such as Celice, Julius, Julia, and Althena. There are also original characters such as Halvan, Othin, Lifis, Shiva, Dagdar, Machuya, and Mareeta. It takes place in the Thracian peninsula in southeastern Jugdral.
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 is known for its realistic gameplay system. It uses the same skill system as in Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu. It also introduced "fog of war" combat, also known as night combat. "Fog of war" requires the use of torches or torch wands. The game also features "Capture" command, which the playable character can capture an enemy and seize their equipment. With this feature and the way it works, weak characters actually serve a purpose in this installment of the Fire Emblem series, being able to attack stronger foes without fear of being killed. Like Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 also has the prominent Dismount feature, including its similar characteristics, such as that Lance Knights and Axe Knights are forced to use swords when on foot and that cavalry and airborne units are forced to dismount in interior missions. This is also the only game in the series with a fatigue system. When a character participates in a battle, they fill their fatigue meter a bit. When it is full, they cannot participate in the next chapter. This encourages the player to use units sparingly and use more characters. Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 also introduced the Rescue command, allowing one character to pick up and carry another (provided they are light enough). Once Rescued, a character was completely safe, even if the carrier gets into a fight (although if he should die, the rescued character would again be exposed). This mechanic helped ease the difficulty a bit, allowing players to save an important character they had unwittingly put in danger, and as such the Rescue command has returned in other games since.