After Fire Emblem: Awakening, Intelligent Systems’ longstanding SRPG franchise soared to new heights in the Nintendo canon, and it’s now enjoying something of a renaissance. Still, for every action, there must be an equal and opposite reaction, and this can be seen in the rather unfortunate plight of the Advance Wars series, a similar SRPG property from Intelligent Systems. Considering that we haven’t seen a new entry in this series since Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, it would seem that now is as good a time as any to revive the series, but it looks like another developer is beating Intelligent Systems to the punch with its own take.
Area 34 is currently in the process of developing Tiny Metal, and the parallels with Advance Wars are numerous. The 8-10 hour campaign will detail the story of Lt. Nathan Gries, as he commands a contingency of military units in opposition of a villainous nation called Zipang. Gameplay will consist of strategically moving units about on an isometric grid, taking into account factors like terrain and unit strengths and weaknesses. The game’s due out sometime in October and will be seeing a release on the Switch. Here’s the announcement trailer:
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