Nintendo, Intelligent Systems devs interested in creating a new Advance Wars

Coming from a Eurogamer interview with Nintendo's Hitoshi Yamagami...

"Personally, I'd love to do Advance Wars, 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."

Coming from Intelligent Systems' Masahiro Higuchi...

"The Advance Wars series is one that I personally have a lot of interest in. 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!"


Tue May 30 17 07:58am
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"Personally, I'd love to do Advance Wars, 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."

Uhh....Advance Wars isn't Simulation RPG like Fire Emblem. Its more of a strategy game so having that relationship thing here is kinda pointless isn't it?

Anyways, even if they begin to do it now, how can they make it so that new and old gamers get to like it?

I mean, look how divided the Fire Emblem fanbase is...

Tue May 30 17 08:07am
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Also to note that I've never played Advance Wars or even Wars before and I understand that the devs are having a hard time to do something about the IP kinda like Metroid. That said, I don't understand why the devs are hesitating to make it if they want to considering that Advance Wars is nearly dormant as the other IPs out there...

... Or, you know, they make it it's own thing other than Fire Emblem [which kinda doesn't know what it wants to be it seems atm]?

Fire Emblem already knows what it is. The most important thing about it its its gameplay. I really dislike that new fans seem to care more about story and characters rather than the gameplay itself tho.

No... I don't agree. Gameplay and story aren't separate entities. They are melded together to create a cohesive whole. If I didn't enjoy Fire Emblem's story, it would be very hard to continue the cycle of traversing maps, following the weapon triangle over and over, controlling units that have no meaning to me. Part of why Fire Emblem Heroes can't really hold it's own--the narrative isn't there.. The gameplay is there, but the characters have about as much depth as a cardboard box.

Back when permanent death was a franchise staple, Fire Emblem's schtick was to make you care for the main character's plight, make you eager to learn about character's relationships, and work to keep them alive. Despite the loss of permanent death, this has not changed. Players are supposed to develop a close connection with their characters.

I always liked Advance Wars more than Fire Emblem. And i don't really care about the characters in Fire Emblem. So a Advance Wars strategy game without deep characters would be great for me. Not every game need a big story or characters in it.

Tue May 30 17 09:29am
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I've waited patiently for years on the next Advance Wars, and this does not make me optimistic I'll see it anytime soon. Yes, they say they are 'personally' interested, but it's clear nothing is in development or even on the drawing board for the next entry. I don't understand it- not sure about the characters, or the setting? Who cares?!? I just want to drive a tank to a square on a grid and take out some infantry. It's the strategy that's important...the story is secondary. I'm disappointed they don't get that- makes me question how big a fan they really are of it. It's obvious the series has fallen victim to Fire Emblem, but there should be room for both. I'll buy it day one if they ever come back to it.

This means they are already working one, right?? I would love a new Advance Wars. Switch Wars.

PLEASE do! I've always thought of Advance Wars as being superior to Fire Emblem.

Oh frig yes, I'd love to have a follow-up to Dual Strike. Days of Ruin was more its own thing and the Wars series has been silent since, outside of BWii.

Waifu Wars like FE 13-14, or back to basics, like Famicom Wars to Days of Ruin?

Nintendo just watch Girls und Panzer and the answers will unfold of how to add the Moe to another game:

There is one..its called Sakura Wars.

Yeah but Nintendo is more comfortable taking things from other mediums rather than to take from other games.

Not so sure, when it is a crossmedia series.

I have a hard time thinking of where they can take the series, since the last few iterations have mainly just added bigger tanks, or less interesting stuff like CO changes and dual battles. Taking it further in that direction could just ruin the game's simplicity.

At one point during the 3DS era I thought it might be cool if they made it 3D (but still grid-based) so that you could incorporate elevation differences into the battle. I still think that might be a fun way to go.


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