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Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble has been updated on Switch. Version 1.0.9 includes system changes, bug fixes, and more.

Below are the full patch notes:

Yesterday, the full version of Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble landed on the Switch eShop. Have a look at some footage below.

To promote the new release, Area 35 has readied a launch trailer for Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble. Have a look at the video below.

New footage has emerged for the demo of Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble on the Switch eShop. Take a look at the gameplay below.

The turn-based strategy wargame Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble will launch for Switch on July 11, developer Area 35 announced today. A demo will be made available a few days prior on July 8, which features three campaign maps and two skirmish battlefields.

Area 35 has shared the following overview and new trailer for Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble:

Area 35 announced today that it is moving forward with the Tiny Metal IP with Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble. The turn-based strategy wargame launches on Switch this spring.

Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble promises “bigger, better, and more metal content.” Players can expect a “new engrossing wartime narrative and beloved tactical gameplay” thanks to plenty of skirmish maps, bonus challenge conditions, a new protagonist, and more. We have some additional details about the project below, along with the debut trailer.

Update (3/30): Area 35 has now confirmed that the multiplayer mode will be playable to the public at PAX East. You can try out the new feature at the Unties booth at 10011. Some elements from the demo will only be shown to the press.

Original (3/26): Area 35 previously announced that Tiny Metal would be getting multiplayer functionality. Today, the studio confirmed that the feature will be added as a free update sometime in May.

Tiny Metal’s multiplayer mode will be shown off for the first time at PAX East. It won’t be available to the public, but press will be able to go hands-on – so we should have details soon.

Source: Area 35 PR

Tiny Metal will be getting another new patch in the near future. When the update is ready, a new mode will be added.

The feature in question is a colorblind mode that has high contrast colors, and the Zipang units won’t blend in with the long grass. You can see what this looks like below.


Earlier in the month, Tiny Metal went missing on the European Switch eShop. It has since been restored.

According to Area 35, Tiny Metal was temporarily taken down due to a mistake with the rating. We speculated that this was the reason for its removal, as we’ve seen something similar happen with a couple of other games.

Area 35 has started to release a few updates for Tiny Metal on Steam. In terms of new content, three new skirmish maps have been prepared. A ton of adjustments and improvements have also been implemented.

Also in the works is a multiplayer patch. New features are on the way as well, including new maps and a new arena roster. Console players will be updated to the new version, so this will be reflected soon on Switch.

You can find the full patch notes below. An announcement video for Tiny Metal’s update is also attached.