At Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct, the company revealed “Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp,” a welcomed return of the classic strategy RPG. This new remake for Nintendo Switch combines “Advance Wars” and “Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising” into a single package, similar to “Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 1+2.”
From its trailers, “Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp” sticks with the Saturday morning cartoon visual style of the original while also giving it a fresh take that looks more modern. The tactical military game involves navigating troops, tanks, and other military vehicles across grid-based maps, aiming to take down opponents and capture buildings. The reboot also features a returning cast of commanders that look like they could have been pulled from Cartoon Network prior to their time in the army. This is the first “Advance Wars” game to release in over a decade, with the last game being the 2008 Nintendo DS game “Advance Wars: Days of Ruin.” While this isn’t exactly the “new” “Advance Wars” game that fans were hoping for, it’s a step towards getting a brand new game. Here’s what we know about “Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp” so far.