Advance Wars-Inspired Game Tiny Metal Gets Switch Version

We previously reported on Tiny Metal, a new Advance Wars-inspired strategy game by the composer of Secret of Mana. The game’s Kickstarter campaign was unfortunately not funded, but the base of the game has funding and will ship later this year.

Now, we’ve learned (via GameSpark) the game will get a Nintendo Switch version, alongside its planned PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4 versions. Featured above, you can view a new gameplay demonstration of what to expect in the game.

The game’s key designer, Hiroki Kikuta (composer on Secret of Mana), spoke about the game at this year’s Tokyo Indie Fest.

He said the goal of the game is to recapture the fun and hype behind games like the Advance War series. The game’s Switch version was touted with the hope of providing Nintendo fans a great storyline combined with simple yet deeply rewarding tactical strategy battles.

Tiny Metal will launch sometime this October, across PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and now the Nintendo Switch.

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  • So happy this is still being made. I’ll double dip and get it for PS4/Switch.

  • chaoguy

    You know that fog-of-war is gonna let the AI cheat like hell.
    Kinda hyped for this still.

  • sdrawkcab gnitirw

    Thats great news, I thought it was dead
    Still, the visuals need some cell shading

  • chaoguy

    It’s not just that. Some of the presentation is very “flat”.
    The tank shoots the troops- but instead of an explosion, they just fall limp.
    The movement square is a plain blue square.
    There’s very little flare or spark. They followed the rules of designing a good UI (0 clutter, make it clear, etc)- but applied it to their whole design aesthetic.

  • sdrawkcab gnitirw

    Yeah, It lack oomph, and lots of it. They should have taken another direction, maybe merge Adv.Wars with some other stuff to make the comparison a little harder to make. Currently it looks pretty lackluster.

  • Love Advance Wars but i’m not attracted to the overall look of this one. it’s kinda bland.

    Wargroove is looking way more appealing to me.

  • CRES

    Hopefully they are still in the process of tweaking it. Presentation quality (especially smaller things like UI and sound design) are easily remedied and are usually save for after most of the rest of the game is done.