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'''{{PAGENAME}}''' is a Nintendo Game Cube spin-off of the [[Famicom Wars]] series, known as '''''Totsugeki!! Famicom Wars''''' (''Charge!! Famicom Wars'') in Japan, it is a played with Real-Time Strategy controls.
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'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is a Nintendo GameCube war-game played with Real-Time Strategy controls. While unrelated to the [[Advance Wars (series)|Advance Wars series]] in the Western Hemisphere, in Japan it is known as '''''Totsugeki!! Famicom Wars''''' (''Charge!! Famicom Wars'') where it is a spin-off to the series.
   
Originally intended to be a separate franchise from ''Advance Wars'', due to its similar "light-hearted" tone and graphic style, Nintendo had initially planned to connect the series as a spin-off and even first revealed the game under the title "''Advance Wars: Under Fire''". However, because of its otherwise unrelated gameplay elements and storyline, the title was changed prior to its release and the "''Advance Wars''" branding was abandoned in the West. The Japanese release however, did retain the "''Famicom Wars''" brand, making the Japanese release as the only official connection between the two series.
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From its conceptual stages ''Battalion Wars'' began as an original IP and not intended to be related to ''Advance Wars''. However due to its similar "light-hearted" tone and graphic style, Nintendo at one point planned to connect the series as a spin-off and even first revealed the game under the title "''Advance Wars: Under Fire''". However, because of its otherwise unrelated gameplay elements and storyline, the title was changed prior to its release and the "''Advance Wars''" branding was abandoned in the West. The Japanese release however, did retain the "''Famicom Wars''" brand, making the Japanese release the only official connection between the two series.
   
 
The title has spawned a sequel on Wii known in Japan as ''Totsugeki!! Famicom Wars VS'' (''Battalion Wars 2'' in the West).
 
The title has spawned a sequel on Wii known in Japan as ''Totsugeki!! Famicom Wars VS'' (''Battalion Wars 2'' in the West).
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Battalion Wars is a Nintendo GameCube war-game played with Real-Time Strategy controls. While unrelated to the Advance Wars series in the Western Hemisphere, in Japan it is known as Totsugeki!! Famicom Wars (Charge!! Famicom Wars) where it is a spin-off to the series.

From its conceptual stages Battalion Wars began as an original IP and not intended to be related to Advance Wars. However due to its similar "light-hearted" tone and graphic style, Nintendo at one point planned to connect the series as a spin-off and even first revealed the game under the title "Advance Wars: Under Fire". However, because of its otherwise unrelated gameplay elements and storyline, the title was changed prior to its release and the "Advance Wars" branding was abandoned in the West. The Japanese release however, did retain the "Famicom Wars" brand, making the Japanese release the only official connection between the two series.

The title has spawned a sequel on Wii known in Japan as Totsugeki!! Famicom Wars VS (Battalion Wars 2 in the West).

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