• Use the top screen for quick-reference battle intel, or take control
in battles that rage across both screens. Command a fleet of fighters
high in the skies while troops clash with the enemy on the ground far
• New COs, new Tag-Team battles: Choose from new Commanding Officers,
and combine their powers for incredible attacks that can turn the tide
• Real-time Combat mode: For a battle with a twist, players lead
soldiers into a fast-paced, action-oriented battle against a storm of
• Easy-to-use map editor: Just grab a stylus and draw maps right on the
touch screen, then send the maps to friends wirelessly.
• In Campaign mode, players fight back against the Black Hole Army’s
• Vs. Mode offers dozens of new battle maps, as well as tons of favorite
maps from the previous two Advance Wars games. Players can play both
normal and DS battles, both single and multiplayer, providing endless
• Combat mode gives players fast-paced action: Instead of turn-based
battles with large armies, players fight in real time while controlling
a single unit.
Both Combat and Free Battle are available for multiplayer matches. Using
DS Download Play, combat can be played wirelessly by up to eight people
using a single game card.
Two Kinds of Battles
• In normal battles, the battle map appears on the touch screen, and the
top screen displays information about players’ units and enemies.
Players can check their units’ strengths, watch a missile’s trajectory
or check the clock in timed matches.
• In new DS Battles, players fight on both the top screen and the touch
screen. Fight one battle on the ground and another battle in the sky, or
direct two separate battles, providing support by sending units from one
battle to the other. If the top-screen battle needs a boost, send a few
tanks up to lend a hand.
Special Powers, Weapons, Moves and Features
Advance Wars: Dual Strike uses both screens: the touch screen for
battles and the top screen for special information, from unit and
terrain details to special conditions in each battle. In special DS
Battles, players fight on the top screen as well, commanding both
battles and redeploying units from one screen to the other.
The Map Editor now uses the stylus, so that players can draw their maps
right on the touch screen. Players now can trade their maps wirelessly
too. Players also can use the stylus to give orders to their units; from
moving to attacking, they control everything from the touch screen.
Each time Commanding Officers win a battle, they gain experience – over
time, they can learn new battle skills that increase their strengths or
boost a unit’s abilities. There are more than 40 battle skills. Each of
the COs has two separate special powers: a CO Power and a Super CO
Power. These powers can freeze the battlefield, boost the attack range,
rain bombs on enemies and much more.
Now COs can team up for Dual Strike attacks with even more impressive
results. New playable units include hulking aircraft carriers, invisible
stealth fighters, devastating omni-missiles and insanely powerful
For more information and video, report to the
new Advance Wars: Dual Strike website!
Advance Wars, the award-winning turn-based strategy game, makes its
debut on the Nintendo DS. Players lead their new Commanding Officers to
fend off the Black Hole Army’s latest invasion. With massive battles
that sweep across both of the DS screens, Advance Wars: Dual Strike will
change the face of hand-held warfare forever.
On the heels of its last defeat, the nefarious Black Hole Army has
fallen under the control of a deadly new commanding officer. He has sent
its new COs to attack the nations of Wars World once again, and it’s up
to the allied armies of Orange Star, Blue Moon, Yellow Comet and Green
Earth to put an end to Black Hole once and for all.
All of the COs from the first two Advance Wars games are here, as well
as nine new characters. These include Orange Star’s Rachel and Jake,
Blue Moon’s Sasha, Yellow Comet’s Javier, Green Earth’s Grimm and the
Black Hole Army’s Koal, Jugger, Kindle and Von Bolt. Each army receives
new COs, each with unique CO powers.