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Drone Tactics

Platform(s): Nintendo DS
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Atlus
Developer: Atlus

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'Drone Tactics' (NDS) Mecha Insecta Profiles - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT

Drone Tactics is a game of mechanized strategy RPG warfare. Evil forces are on the march, and inhabitants of an oppressed land are turning to you for leadership. Command a squad of insect Drones, choosing from over 100 weapons, upgrades, and power-ups to optimize your forces as you confront the Black Swarm.

Drone Tactics, a game of turn-based strategy RPG warfare, for the Nintendo DS. Command a brigade of colossal mecha insecta and coordinate your forces as you take on the ruthless army of the Black Swarm! With a deeply customizable army of mechanized insects at their command, players will be able to fend off the Black Swarm by upgrading their squadrons with a broad array of weapons and power-ups, and send them into battle with explosive techniques and ability cards at their disposal. Combatants can even customize the look of their drones with different paint jobs and emblems--or design their own with the stylus.

Transported to an alien world, you find yourself in the middle of a great conflict. An army of evil Drones is on the march, threatening to obliterate the land of Cimexus. Its inhabitants now turn to you to lead them in battle against the Black Swarm. Each level offers new challenges, and taking full advantage of each Drone’s unique specialties will be the difference between success and defeat!


Rhino Beetle
Action type: ground
Movement type: legs
Master: Yamato
It has high HP and thick armor. It has great melee capabilities but suffers from low mobility. Utilize its strengths and compensate for its weaknesses and it will be a formidable unit.


Action type: air
Movement type: wings
Master: Yui
It has great cannon-fire, but low defense, HP, and movement. It wields a formidable beam attack.


Action type: ground
Movement type: legs
Master: Hiroto
It has effective gun and cannon fire. It has low HP and defense but it has the unique capability to move after attacking.. Utilizing this ability to hit-and-run in battle is its strong point.


Action type: ground
Movement type: treads
Master: Minoru
This is a top class cannon-fire Drone with high accuracy and an added +1 to attack range. However, it has low HP, defense, and movement, so it's best to keep it out of harm's reach.

Key Features

  • Build and command your own Drone army – Wreak mechanical havoc with your squad of insect mechs, choosing from over 100 weapons, upgrades, and power-ups to optimize your forces.
  • Conquer dozens of campaign operations and over 50 additional maps – Take on the forces of the Black Swarm then confront the challenges that wait in the mysterious Badlands.
  • Battle for domination in head-to-head combat – Friends become enemies in local wireless play.

Drone Tactics is now scheduled to swarm onto store shelves on May 13th, 2008.

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