In a surprise announcement during the Nintendo Direct E3 stream Nintendo announced Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot is coning to Nintendo Switch this December.
The game will be an HD remake of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, the fourth and fifth games in Nintendo’s Wars series that started with Famicom Wars. Advance Wars was the first game in the series to see release outside of Japan.
The game is a strategy RPG from Intelligent Systems, the same team behind the Fire Emblem series. In the game you play as the COs of the Orange Star army and watch in strategic military battles to protect the nation from various threats of other nations armies.
The last entry in the series was Advance Wars: Days of Ruin for the Nintendo DS in 2008. With the success of Fire Emblem, Advance Wars has taken a back seat as most of Intelligent System’s efforts have been put into the more popular franchise. If this remake is successful it could mean a revival for the series with more new titles in the future.
Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot releases on December 3rd for Nintendo Switch.