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Intelligent Systems: Advance Wars for mobile “not a zero percent chance”, curious if fans are interested

Posted on September 9, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Mobile, News

Advance Wars has been dormant for many years. The series thrived during the Game Boy Advance and DS eras, but it’s been a long while since the last entry. The last time Nintendo and Intelligent Systems created a game in the franchise was in 2008, when we saw Advance Wars: Days of Ruin.

As part of an interview concerning Fire Emblem Heroes, TouchArcade asked Intelligent Systems’ Kouhei Maeda about the possibility of a new Advance Wars for mobile. Maeda worked on the scenarios for Advance Wars games back in the day.

Here’s what Maeda said about the possibility:

It’s not a zero percent chance, but we would need to think about what would be the right idea and the right concept for bringing Advance Wars to mobile. Of course, that’s stuff that we really have to think on. It would really give us a lot of encouragement and energy if we heard from the fans that they want it. So please keep asking for it and tell us what you’d like to see!

Perhaps mobile is the only way we’ll be seeing Advance Wars return at this point. Is that something you’d be open to?


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  • Justmadeanaccount2

    I would buy that but I also want Advance Wars on Switch and 3DS.

  • chancetime

    I would love it honestly. FEH fills the itch for when I don’t want to play a full blown long Fire Emblem map and I feel like AW could benefit from the same.

  • Lumine

    I’d rather have it on my Switch than on a mobile device with no physical controls whatsoever.

  • I’d much rather see Advance Wars on the Switch then on mobile. Please make it happen!

    • Exy

      I’m for this but it looks like they forgot to leave contact information again. Typical Nintendo.

  • Carly

    Not mobile but I’m interested in a Switch game

  • Shonenfan

    No. I want a switch version. Mobile maybe after that. Don’t bring the game back after almost 10 years on mobile first

  • Exy

    That’s encouraging. Non-zero percent chances, a term I hear in medical and technical contexts more than any other in relation to things that I’m supposed to hope for miracles for.

  • Princess_Eevee9

    And then when it bombs because fans what an actual real game they’ll spin out now nonsense saying that nobody cares.

  • ECM

    How about put it on Switch and to hell w/ mobile?

  • Locky Mavo

    On mobile? No. On Switch? Now we’re talking. But I guess Tiny Metal will do for now.

  • theFooFighter

    F*** mobile

  • Suraimu

    No thanks, put it on Switch or dont bother.

  • キロ

    I can see that being fun xD

  • Killey

    Fine, I’ll leave the insults out and just say no, make a true Advance Wars game again, give the IP to a company that’s willing to do that or just let it die with dignity.

  • GMB

    Wait, what’s wrong with the Switch or even the 3DS? They are not good enough for them??

    • ronin4life

      Well technically they weren’t asked about non mobile

  • HandsomeCostanza

    No! No! No! We do not want a mobile game and it’s insulting for you to ask! Give us a 3DS/Switch game or give us death!

  • Zeebor

    I’ll just be over here. Being the one weirdo that wants a new Battalion Wars.

  • Joe Barnwell

    Advance wars in thr vein of the GBA games or Dual strike would be excelent.

  • Exposer

    Guys, guys, calm down,listen, they need to secure the IP’s future, so if they put it on mobile, maybe there are chances to calculate the interest at low cost, they already did with FE Heroes, is not the most accurate decision, but probably the most sensate.

  • Dunnington

    If that’s what it takes for them to see that there’s still a lot of interest for the series, then let’s make it happen. But an entirely new entry on the Switch would be so much better.

  • Umegames Official

    NO NO NO! NOT a mobile game, 3ds or switch only. If they want a complementary app, cool, but after almost a decade, I want a full game.

  • Roto Prime

    I will lose my mind if phones get advance wars !! I want it on Nintendo systems ;___;

    • Busterblade

      Nintendo Phone?

      • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

        Samsung Mario Galaxy

      • Roto Prime

        I’m not going to lie, I hate phones, don’t even own one…..but Nintendo would make me buy one ;_____;

  • RoadyMike

    Screw you IS, make a real Advance Wars game on the main systems before you consider mobile

  • Max

    Only if a Switch game is announced too.
    Otherwise it would be pretty jarring.

  • JJ

    No, not on mobile, do a new game on 3DS and bring back Andy & Co.

  • Vigilante_blade

    Your fans are starved for a new (real) game, and you offer them a phone game?

    • RoadyMike

      Wargroove and tiny metal it is then. Basic supply and demand

      • Busterblade

        So be it I say. Fantasy is my preferred layout over tanks and guns, even if I do like a good bang.

        • Vigilante_blade

          I prefer FE, but I know several individuals who really miss the series, personally.

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  • Supporter

    I’d rather see an Advance Wars remake for 3DS next year, while they work on a brand-new game for the Switch. I’d like to support a mobile Advance Wars, but I don’t play mobile games because my phone can’t play them.

  • Advance Wars is stuck in the F-Zero ghetto of IPs Nintendo seems inexplicably determined to bury despite retaining a decent-sized number of fans. Maybe they’re less aware of the demand since it’s not as popular in Japan?

  • Jeremias Glenn Colina

    Advance Wars on mobile would be really neat. However, It’d be more awesome to see a 3DS/Switch entry. Yes, I’m a fan