Today, Tokyo-based developer Area 34 announced that its military-themed turn-based tactics game inspired by the classic Advanced Wars series, Tiny Metal, is coming to the Nintendo Switch in addition to the previously announced PS4, PC, and Linux.
For those that don’t know: Tiny Metal is pitched as the “revival of Japanese Arcade Wargaming.” Here’s a brief overview via the developer itself:
TINY METAL is all about the gameplay. We are experienced Japanese video game developers who have come together to develop TINY METAL. We believe that can make world renowned games again. Our history dates back to the golden era of Japanese video games.
We put Japanese war gaming into the latest graphicial package modern hardware can provide. TINY METAL features 13 unique units and never before seen gameplay mechanics. TINY METAL is the Japanese Arcade Wargame you wish you had as a kid.
Play as Artemisian Lieutenant, Nathan Gries, as he commands his units to victory against the villainous nation of Zipang.
There will be several friends and enemies along the way with varied factions, units, and abilities in the 8-10 hours of single player campaign gameplay. Players will have to carefully consider varying terrain, positioning for attacks, and strategic advancements and defenses.
Tiny Metal is slated to release sometime this October at an unknown price-point.