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Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Release Date Revealed

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp's release date is set for Dec. 3, 2021.
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp's release date is set for Dec. 3, 2021. / Photo courtesy of Nintendo

Nintendo revealed Advance Wars: 1+2 Re-Boot Camp during its E3 Direct broadcast Tuesday, reviving the long-dormant franchise and setting its release date for later this year. Advance Wars: 1+2 Re-Boot Camp hits Nintendo Switch on Dec. 3.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Release Date Revealed

The Advance Wars games are the most popular offshoot of the Wars series that began with 1988's Famicom Wars. When studio Intelligent Systems' Advance Wars was released for the Game Boy Advance in 2001, it began a run of spectacular tactics titles highlighted by the game's sequel Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising.

In Advance Wars 1 and 2, players command armies in top down, grid-based tactics in the same vein as the Fire Emblem series. The games diverge in that Advance Wars' soldiers are anonymous recruits paid for with in-game cash, the economy around which is constant source of conflict between the competing sides. Players also choose Commanding Officers that have special, global powers that change the tide of battle.

Re-Boot Camp revamps the game's visuals, replacing the original pixel art with 3D animation. It will include the campaigns for both games and up to four-player multiplayer.