Nintendo has one of the deepest and most robust gaming libraries ever. They have a franchise for almost every single gaming genre out there. There are the superstars franchises like Mario, Legend of Zelda and even Fire Emblem nowadays, but there are also fan-favorite franchises that fans want to see come back…like Advance Wars.
Advance Wars was a turn-based military strategy game set with fun and deep characters, mix that with a deep story and fun gameplay and you can see what made fans fall in love with it. But…the last game was Days of Ruin for the DS…in 2008. So, where is Advance Wars?
Well, in an interview with Eurogamer, we got some answers.
“Personally, I’d love to do Advance Wars,” Nintendo producer Hitoshi Yamagami told Eurogamer, “but since it’s harder to create relationships between its characters compared to Fire Emblem, I don’t have a clear idea of what kind of setting it could have.”
This was mirrored by Masahiro Higuchi who actually worked on the original Advance Wars:
“The Advance Wars series is one that I personally have a lot of interest in,” Higuchi said. “I hear some of the staff here saying that they want to make one too, so if we have a chance it’s something I’d like to do!”
While it may be hard to put a character depth to mirror Fire Emblem, that doesn’t mean Advance Wars can’t co-exist, after all, one is fantasy while the other is military. Plus, you don’t need supports in them like you do in Fire Emblem. So as you can see, it can work with the two being out at once. Fans want this, badly, so hopefully Nintendo and Intelligent Systems figure something out.