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Wargroove will give Nintendo Switch owners their Advance Wars fix

With a dash of Fire Emblem, too

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Chucklefish Games announced Wargroove for Nintendo Switch today, and it’s something Nintendo fans who’ve been longing for another Advance Wars game — it’s been nine years since that franchise’s last entry, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin — are going to want to pay attention to.

Like Intelligent Systems’ Advance Wars, Chucklefish’s Wargroove will see players engage in turn-based, tiled-based tactical battles. Players will be able to control infantry units and machines of war on land, on sea and in the air. The whole affair looks like a blend of Advance Wars tactics meshed with medieval warfare.

In addition to a single-player campaign mode featuring 12 playable commanders, Wargroove will support up to four players in local and online multiplayer battles. There’s also a map editor for making custom levels.

Wargroove will come to Nintendo Switch in 2017 as one of dozens of indie games bound for the console this year. The Switch launches this Friday, March 3.

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