Customization-themed Strategy RPG Coming to DS

Atlus today announced plans to bring a strategy RPG entitled Drone Tactics to Nintendo DS in North America. Drone Tactics was originally published by Success Corp. in Japan under the name Insect Wars (on that note, who remembers Battle Bugs on PC?).

It features both the traditional turn-based tactical element of most SRPGs as well as an involved customization aspect allowing players to modify weapons and power-ups on the insectoid robots that make up the game's squads. The strategic element is displayed in 2D with sprites, while robot modification sequences and battles are rendered in real-time 3D.

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Drone Tactics features a single-player campaign consisting of several dozen maps, and multiplayer via local wireless. In addition to releasing a batch of screenshots from the original Japanese version of the game, Atlus said it plans to release the North American version on March 25, 2008.