Wargroove will tap into your Advance Wars nostalgia on Xbox One, Windows 10

Wargroove (Image credit: Chucklefish)

The slate of unique upcoming Xbox One and Windows 10 games with Play Anywhere support only keeps getting longer, and the latest addition will definitely scratch an itch if your a fan of classic turn-based tactical games. Called Wargroove, the upcoming game is being billed as a sort of homage to the likes of Advance Wars. And judging by the trailer, the game looks pretty promising.

Here's a look at what you can expect, from Xbox Wire (opens in new tab):

Wargroove is a modern take on the simple-but-complex turn-based tactical gameplay popularized in the 2000s by handheld games such as Advance Wars. Like many of you, we grew up with these games and we're filled with nostalgia for this era. Having come up short in finding something similar to play, we saw a lot of interest out there for a new game in the same vein.

Included in that nostalgic romp will be plenty of tasty turn-based action, user generated maps, and an attractive pixel art aesthetic. Other than 2017, there's no word on exactly when Wargroove will be released in full, but when it does, Xbox Play Anywhere will mean you'll only have to buy it once to start playing on your Windows 10 PC and Xbox One. For now, you can follow along with development at the Wargroove development blog.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • As long as the Play anywhere list grows I'm excited.
  • Sounds like you are more excited by the list of play anywhere than to play wargroove.
  • I love me some Advance Wars, and this looks fun as well. Can't wait.
  • Yea. Loved Advance Wars. Will spend just about the same amount of time on this.
  • Hell yeah, I will be all over this game. Advance Wars is great (I wish I got around to getting Battalion Wars back in the day too).
  • Brought back memories of Warlords II. I'll give it a try.
  • Advance Wars is something I wanted ages ago on my daughter's device. Never bought it, kinda wish I had. I'll keep my eye out for this.
  • Oh excellent. Love Advance Wars. Seems to be a good alternative.
  • This looks nice. But it for some reason makes me miss Wild Arms. Now ima have to see if I can emulate wild arms on my PC.
  • Advance wars and the sequels were some of my all time favs. Cant wait for this and play anywhere will mean I wont get any work done!
  • There are plenty of games like this on smartphones today. Xbox doesn't need a game like this
  • Does the Xbox have plenty of games like this? Then obviously it does need one.
  • It deserve better
  • XPA is good news! I can then game at home and continue on the go.