Wargroove will have cross-platform support for Steam, Xbox, and Switch at launch

You'll be able to play your PC copy Wargroove with friends on both Xbox and Switch.

Wargroove, Chucklefish’s answer to the 3DS classic Advance Wars, will support cross-platform play between PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One when it launches February 1. The developers confirmed cross-platform support would be included at launch in a tweet this week.

“Sometimes your friends aren’t in the same faction as you, and that’s okay,” they riffed. Naturally, this means you’ll be able to play Wargroove online in head-to-head battles, but Chucklefish is also supporting online co-op and asynchronous modes, something like a classic Play By Email system. And you’ll be able to play alongside or against your Switch- or Xbox-equipped friends.

Unfortunately, cross-platform play won’t be available for PlayStation 4, at least at launch (the PlayStation version comes out later, on an as-yet-unannounced date). There’s reason to be slightly hopeful, though, since Sony has indicated that it’s opening cross-platform support on the PlayStation.

The good news, though, is that Wargroove also supports local co-op, and it allows you to completely customize the ruleset for all your multiplayer battles.

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The more we learn about Wargroove, the more excited we get about it – last week, we learned about how powerful Wargroove’s battle and campaign editor are, and this week we got a shiny new anime-inspired trailer.

Also, one of the game’s playable commanders is a dog.

All this is on top of the 12 campaigns that will be included with the game at launch – not bad at all.

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Wargroove launches Friday, and you’ll be able to find it on Steam. And hey, you’ll be able to play with all your Switch-toting comrades when it does. For those of us with fond memories of Advance Wars, this is all sounding pretty good.