Eager fans gathered at Nintendo World store in New York on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, to play Advance Wars: Days of Ruin during a pre-release party. A special game-play tournament was held as part of the launch event for the highly-anticipated combat strategy game.

Nintendo Advance Wars Days of Ruin

Kicking off a bold new story in the series, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin imagines a dark future in which a devastating meteor strike has transformed the planet into a perilous battleground, fraught with disease and barbaric enemy forces. Players must use sharp turn-based strategy to lead their own heroic unit on a mission to restore humanity, rendered in an exciting new dual-screen graphics scheme.

Players can use local networking or Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to enjoy limitless replay by designing and sharing their own maps or facing opponents in faraway places. Solo players can command their troops in a series of tactical skirmishes, while the Free Battle mode allows up to four players to challenge one another using one Nintendo DS system.