The Advance Wars-inspired turn-based title Tiny Metal has now received its free multiplayer update, and some lovely holiday discounts mean that there's never been a better time to buy the game.

This fresh multiplayer update, which was originally planned to arrive back in May, allows players to choose from 11 different maps and take on their friends online in competitive multiplayer - a much-wanted feature for the game. Also making its way to the game in this update is ACT V, an extension to the story campaign which introduces six new missions.

Hiroaki Yura, of developer Area 35, has said the following in a press release today:

“TINY METAL already delivers a great single player experience with deep, nostalgia-inducing gameplay reminiscent of Advance Wars. Now we’re taking it a step further, enhancing what’s already there while opening it up to the new opportunities for fun and strategy that can only come from playing against another human being.”

To celebrate the release of the new content, Tiny Metal will be available from the Nintendo eShop at 50% off in North America from today until 8th January. Players in Europe will also be able to snag this offer from the 7th January until the 18th.

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