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Tiny Metal

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Unties
Developer: AREA 35
Release Date: Dec. 21, 2017

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'Tiny Metal' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2017 @ 4:31 p.m. PST

Tiny Metal is a turn-based strategy game of skill and tactics inspired by Japanese arcade war games such as the Advance Wars series.

With its fusion of classic turn-based strategy battles and modern 3D graphics powered by Unreal Engine, Tiny Metal is sure to entertain fans all around the world. Despite the fact that the game is built on the classic turn-based strategy genre, it’s filled with brand-new systems and unique twists on old favorites. 

Step into the aftermath of a kingdom reeling from an assassination and try to restore order through military might. Roll out tanks, take control of cities, launch aerial strikes, expand your squad, and struggle for territory in a stylistic tactical war game for fans young and old.

Play as Artemisian Lieutenant Nathan Gries as he commands his units against the villainous nation of Zipang. Players will have to carefully consider varying terrain, positioning for attacks, and strategic advancements and defenses.


Producer and Director of Tiny Metal, Hiroaki Yura anticipates players experiencing some new aspects of Japanese turn-based tactics gameplay, one of which is the game's Hero Units feature. "Unlike the usual general's abilities of other games, Hero Units are units you can unlock by playing through the campaign," explained Yura. "Their veteran rank is maintained throughout the battles and it really pays to make sure you give them experience." Unlike normal units, Tiny Metal's Hero Units can be brought over from mission to mission and can be deployed directly onto the field as opposed to being produced in factories. They are also generally stronger than normal troops or more versatile, such as a scout unit firing surface-to-air missiles when engaging aerial targets as opposed to its standard machine gun.

Key Features:

  • Campaign mode: Follow the gripping story of Nathan and his unit as they struggle with the war and question what is -- and what isn't -- worth fighting for in a 20-hour campaign full of unique characters of various factions.
  • Multiplayer: Soon-to-be added online mode will test you against other players in 1-on-1 matches online or via local play!
  • Skirmish Matches: Jump straight into the action with dozens of skirmish matches that challenge the player with fun scenarios against a variety of foes.
  • Units: Take control of 15 unique units, from basic Riflemen to advanced Gunships and Metals, each with their own strengths and weakness. Witness your units get stronger as they gain experience on the battlefield.
  • Terrain: Different terrain types offer various bonuses, rewarding players who take advantage of the forest, cities, and factories scattered around the maps. Some terrain even gives players access to new units and powerful hero units!
  • Music: Bop along to the beats of Tiny Metal's upbeat soundtrack composed by the Japanese musical prodigy Tomoki Miyoshi, whose past works include SOULCALIBUR V,  Steins;Gate and I am Setsuna. 

Tiny Metal will be available for PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC starting December 21, 2017.

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