Nintendo finally is bringing Advance Wars back, and I can’t wait to lose hours of my time planning my war strategy.
E3 has come and gone, bringing with it a ton of new game announcements. One of the most exciting revelations from the Nintendo E3 Direct, though, was the reveal for Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, a complete remaster of one of Nintendo’s most iconic strategy games. It’s been over 20 years since the release of the first Advance Wars, which means there are plenty of strategy lovers who haven’t had a chance to try it out yet.
The remaster (for Nintendo’s Switch) pulls both the first and second game together and includes a refresh of the graphics, giving it more of a toy-like, cartoony look that fits the overall tone of the series. But the graphics aren’t the most exciting thing here. With over 10 years having passed with the last entry of Advance Wars, now feels like a perfect time to let everyone dive into the turn-based warfare that made these games stand out so much in the early 2000s.