Fire Emblem had years of success in Japan while it ignored America, releasing titles on the Super Famicom all the way up until 2000. In fact, the series completely skipped the N64, though one entry was developed for the 64 Disk Drive, and was ultimately cancelled following the failure of that console add-on. But even though the games ignored the Nintendo 64, FE did get caught up in the system’s battle against the PlayStation.
Back in the late ‘90s, FE creator Shouzo Kaga left Nintendo to form developer Tirnanog to create a PlayStation exclusive fantasy series that was eerily similar to Fire Emblem. The gameplay matched, characters were designed by FE vet Mayumi Hirota, and the game was even originally announced as Emblem Saga. That was enough for Nintendo to sue the developer, and after a lengthy court battle, Nintendo was given a monetary settlement. But the game, now renamed The Tear Ring Saga, was not judged to be infringing on the FE copyright and continued to be sold in stores. Though Tear Ring garnered a sequel, it’s basically defunct now.