GR: Nintendo is currently working on getting more Game Boy Advance games on the 3DS eShop.
Advance Wars! Holy crap I'd forgotten about that game. Time to take a look in some of my boxes in the back of the closet and see if it's around here somewhere.
Not exactly backwards compatibility, but nevertheless a good idea.
Yeah, the article itself isn't that interesting - Natsume knows that they've been working on getting GBA games running, but Nintendo said they were working on that ever since the Ambassador titles came out. The emulation is fine, someone just needs to build a little bit of an overlay and a saving structure on top. It's not rocket science, they just need to decide to pay some people to do it. But Advance Wars! Intelligent Systems needs to make a new one of those, since Fire Emblem: Awakening did so well. They've got the 2d map/3d battle thing so solid, it would be a shame to not see a new Advance Wars with that pre-existing tech!
We need a new AW game similar to the first two but obviously updated a bit.
Always a great idea to bring older titles to a newer device.
Except Pokemon because they can remake them forever.
That would be awesome if they could add the Gen III pokemon games and do it in a way that we could transfer to Gen IV games using a 3DS. Better yet, have it so they could be transferred to pokebank (not happening but it would would cool).
How about a new Advance Wars for the 3ds? Or final fantasy tactics advance sequel? Come on ninty, I'd love you forever...
Well, FF Tactics is up to SquareEnix. As for Advance Wars, I believe the developer recently released the superb Fire Emblem Awakening, but an Advance Wars game is hopefully coming along sooner rather than later. AW:DS was one of the best DS games, so I hope they don't just let the franchise die. Hopefully more in the line of Dual Strike than Days of ruin though. I can see why developers aren't developing more games for the wii-u, as its install base is small, but there's no reason why we haven't seen a Final Fantasy Tactics or a TWEWY sequel on the 3DS.
Oh, there's a reason, and that reason is Square-Enix currently, officially, doesn't know its own creative talent and valuable IPs from a hole in the wall. I hope that new CEO's busy behind the scenes cleaning up their act and they'll have some sensible releases coming soon.
ABOUT TIME NINTENDO
Lucky 3ds ambassador here and I have been playing gba games on my 3ds for a while now especially mario kart advanced and fire emblem. I would buy advanced wars in a heart beat.
i play advance wars 1 + 2 on my phone (my boy!) suits the touchscreen perfectly
I'd rather have N64.
Ive been playing GBA and DS games on my supercard for forever. Im ready for some N64 titles to come back around. Then Gamecube. May as well just open up the entire library Nintendo. We can handle it.
Idk why you would get exited for it... they barely put alot of games on these things.
Great news to see GBA games finally coming out for everyone else, although I've got probably 10 of the best from being an ambassador, but as we get Nes Games on a 3DS no news on the Snes games coming over, really wanna play super mario world (again) on my 3DS please nintendo ;) cheers.
Nintendo i dont feel bad for u right now this is ur own doing ,u should of had gba games out already ,stop bull shitin
Lets see ilL b buying:) (konami) castlevania- circle of the moon Harmony of dissonance Aria of sorrow Ubisoft - lunarlegends square enix - kingdom hearts FF 1&2 FF 5&6 FF 12 revenant wings FF tactics Sword of mana Camelot - Golden sun 1&2 Capcom - SF alpha 3 - megaman Zx & Zx advent Nintndo - (EVERYTHING) WELL THTS MY LIST, OH AND ALSO FROM KONAMI -----METAL GEAR--- THOUGH ITS A GAMEBOY COLOUR GAME.
Give me Breath of Fire I & 2, Metroid Fusion & Zero Mission, and Zelda Minish Cap!
Holy crapI've been wanting them to do a GBA virtual console since forever!!now on the brink of destruction they decide to? IM HAPPY EITHER WAY BRING ON METRIOD PRIME HUNTERS AND ALL THAT NINTENDO GOODNESS!!!
Uhh.. you can already play hunters on your 3ds with a ds cart... Though i'm pretty sure you mean Fusion. Personally I want this only to upgrade my ambassador program titles. I just want to be able to close the 3ds and expect the system to go to sleep... freeze/defrost would be nice too though.
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