The creators of Advance Wars and Fire Emblem have a brand new game featuring a steam-powered Abe Lincoln. So what went wrong?
It’s not really right to think of Nintendo as one monolithic entity. Talk about ‘Nintendo’ and you might be referencing them as a console manufacturer, a publisher, or a developer – and their attitude and track record as each is subtlety different. Even as a developer they have several very different studios, many of which enjoy a surprising degree of autonomy. Advance Wars creator Intelligent Systems are one of our favourites, but we’re sad to say this is not their finest hour.