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The Advance Wars series, known as in Japan as Famicom Wars (ファミコンウォーズ Famikon Uōzu?), and often (yet unofficially) referred to as "Nintendo Wars" when referring to all the installments internationally, is a series of military turn-based and real-timestrategy video games (See wargame), usually developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. The series debuted in Japan on August 12, 1988. Like another Intelligent Systems series, Fire Emblem, earlier installments of the series were released only in Japan; Advance Wars (2001) was the first to reach the North American and European markets. Advance Wars was released in the USA on September 9, 2001, but put on hold in Japan and Europe due to the subsequent terrorist attacks in the USA.[1] Although released in Europe in January 2002, neither GBA game was released in Japan until the Game Boy Wars Advance 1+2 compilation on November 25, 2004.

In 2005, Advance Wars: Dual Strike was released on the Nintendo DS platform, which follows the basic form of its predecessors. That same year Battalion Wars, developed by Kuju Entertainment, was released for the Nintendo GameCube in Japan under the title "Totsugeki!! Famicom Wars", where it is considered a spin-off from the main series.Battalion Wars is a 3D action real-time strategy game, as opposed to the turn-based strategy of the main series.


Advance Wars is (c) 1990-2001 Nintendo and (c) 2001 Intelligent Systems

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