Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi is the sixth entry in the Fire Emblem series, and its first handheld installment. The events of the game take place twenty years after those of Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken. The player takes control of Roy, the son of Eilwood, one of the main protagonists from Rekka no Ken. He is the prince of Pherae, and while going outside with a few of his knights, his castle is being attacked by bandits.
The gameplay is similar to the previous games in the series, allowing the player to control a growing army of characters of various classes and fight enemies in large-scale tactical battles taking place on tile-based maps.