Advance Wars Director Reveals Which Classic Nintendo Franchises He’d Like to Work On

Advance Wars Director Reveals Which Classic Nintendo Franchises He’d Like to Work On

The director of the recently released Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp wants to make a new game in two classic Nintendo franchises.

The director of the recently released Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp has listed classic Nintendo franchises that he’d like to work on reviving. After several delays and unfortunate timing with real-world events, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp finally released in late April 2023. It received positive reviews for successfully bringing Advance Wars to the Switch. With this project completed, one might wonder what developer Wayforward could work on next.

Wayforward is a well-known developer and publisher, having been around since the first Game Boy console. The most famous of its properties is the Shantae series of games, but it has been rather busy in the last few years with several collaborations. This includes River City Girls 2 and RWBY: Arrowfell with Arc System Works, and with Nintendo to remake the aforementioned Advance Wars duology. The director of the remake, James Montagna, recently commented on what Nintendo property he’d like to work on next.


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In an interview between the director and Ben Hanson of the MinnMax Show, Montagna was asked about the top five Nintendo franchises he’d like to work on. Much to Hanson’s surprise, the “number one” pick for Montagna would be Kururin, a rather obscure series of puzzle games that originated on the Game Boy Advance. The first game, Kuru Kuru Kururin, was added to the launch of the GBA library on the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack.

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Hanson was surprised that Zelda or Mario weren’t up there, to which Montagna replies that the mainline games are already so well done that he’d prefer working on something more obscure. Montagna then lists some other games that he was a big fan of that’d he like to try his hand in, such as Rhythm Heaven, WarioWare, and even the Chibi-Robo series, which he thinks would be interesting to explore. Hanson then notes that Nintendo “has his number” if it ever wanted to contact him about such a project, to which Montagna laughs, stating that he has a good working relationship with the publisher.

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The full video on the MinnMax Show’s channel goes into how Kuru Kuru Kururin was such a big influence on the developers and how they re-imagined the neglected Nintendo franchise with their own indie games. This includes games like Roundabout, Spinny’s Journey, and Wayforward’s Vitamin Connection.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is available now for the Nintendo Switch.

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