Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble Will Launch On July 11

Demos for the Switch version will be made available on July 8.
Tiny Metal: Full Rumble is all set for a PC and Switch release on July 11.
Tiny Metal: Full Rumble is all set for a PC and Switch release on July 11. Area 35

The turn-based war game Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble will be released on July 11, as announced by developer Area 35. The announcement was made through an official YouTube trailer. The 1 minute 50 second clip confirmed its release for both the PC and the Nintendo Switch.

Its predecessor, Tiny Metal was released on PC, PS4 and the Nintendo Switch during the latter part of 2017. The video game was the Japan-based develope'rs debut title, and its sequel Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is looking to build on its prequel’s success in what can be considered a niche market.

Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble attempts to both distance and relate itself to genre classic Advance Wars. Players take command of Commander Wolfram’s forces to prevent the Dinoldan army from discovering ancient magical artifacts and waging conflict across the entire world.

The game boasts over 30 new campaign missions, 70+ skirmish maps and 21 multiplayer battlefields. For newbies to the genre, a tutorial mode is available to prepare prospective cadets. Noticeable differences from the original Tiny Metal title are a newer and sleeker UI, and improved visuals.

With a story penned by Hirotaka Inaba (from the critically acclaimed I Am Setsuna), immersive soundtrack by renowned composer Tomoko Miyoshi (I Am Setsuna, Lost Sphear, Steins; Gate) and voice acting that features stars such as Kenji Tsuda (Death Stranding), Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble aims to provide a whole new experience for the genre. Turn based strategy games aren’t exactly known for their riveting and immersive themes and storytelling.

As Area 35 claims, this sequel is “Bigger, better, and more metal than its predecessor”. By introducing commander powers, special passive abilities, and different terrain obstacles and vantage points, Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is designed to test players’ strategic abilities.

“The best turn-based strategy games are intensely satisfying and reward clever tactics,” Area 35 producer Hiroaki Yura said in a press release. “The titans of the genre inspired the tactical complexity of Full Metal Rumble, a sequel that builds on the first Tiny Metal with more ways to play, more strategies to master, and even greater challenges to overcome.”

For those looking to get into the genre, but are still having second thoughts, a demo featuring three campaign maps and two skirmish battlefields will be available on the Switch via the Nintendo eShop on July 8.

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