It was one of several surprises from yesterday’s Nintendo E3 Direct: Advance Wars actually returns to the Switch! With Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp, Nintendo has announced full remakes of the first two series parts, namely Advance Wars (2001) and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (2003), which were originally released for the Game Boy Advance. Both games are included in Re-Boot Camp, the package will cost a whopping 60 euros and is already there Can be pre-ordered on the Nintendo website. The Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp collection will be available exclusively for Nintendo Switch on December 3, 2021.
What’s new? Especially the graphics, because both games were developed from scratch and recreated in 3D. In terms of content, you can expect the same campaigns as back then: In Advance Wars you have to lead your army through tactical round-the-clock battles, fulfill mission objectives and defeat clever AI opponents. Behind the cheerful, colorful look is a well thought-out, challenging game principle in which every move, every unit, every type of terrain can decide between victory and defeat. You command land, air and naval units, take cities and bases, provide troop replenishment and deploy special commanders. In addition to the campaigns, there is also a versus mode on board, in which up to four players can compete against each other on numerous maps.
The Advance Wars series, along with Fire Emblem, is one of Nintendo’s best tactical series. Not just the first game could Sink a row of top ratings, also came the successor published two years later very well received by players and the press. Fire Emblem has only appeared on Nintendo’s handheld consoles so far. Anyone looking for a similar title on other platforms should take a look at the successful Wargroove.
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