Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp will feature remade versions of the original Game Boy Advance strategy campaigns, “reimagined and rebuilt from the ground up”.
The game will feature brand new visuals and will release on December 3.
The original Advance Wars was released on the Game Boy Advance in 2001, and was developed by Intelligent Systems.
It tells the story of the nation of Orange Star, which finds itself embroiled in a war against its neighbouring faction, Blue Moon, and the subsequent involvement of nearby nations Yellow Comet and Green Earth.
Players have to win each turn-based battle by either destroying every enemy unit on a map, or by taking over the enemy’s headquarters.
The sequel, Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, was also developed by Intelligent Systems and was released in 2003.
While it has its own unique storyline, its gameplay mechanics are practically identical to those of its predecessor, though there are more commanding officers to take control of (19 versus the first game’s 11).
Nintendo’s Wars series actually dates back to the late ’80s, with Famicom Wars released on the Famicom in Japan.
Other entries were released on the Super Famicom, Game Boy and Game Boy Color, but it wasn’t until the series reached the Game Boy Advance that it was finally localised for the west.
Two further sequels Advance Wars: Dual Strike and Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, were released on the DS in 2005 and 2008 respectively, meaning these remakes mark the first appearance of the series in 13 years.