Military Madness: Nectaris awaits its turn on PSN

Turn-based strategy series Military Madness has been around for some time now, but it’s finally returning to consoles after a ten year absence. Originally released in Japan as Nectaris for the long-since forgotten TurboGrafx-16 way back in 1989, publisher Hudson and developer Backbone Entertainment are working together to bring us a remake of the first game in the series entitled Military Madness: Nectaris for PlayStation Network.

According to the official Playstation blog, the game promises to offer 20 different types of squad units that players can use on various terrain types, which will be enhanced by new graphics and revamped AI. And despite ridiculously boasting itself as “the greatest turn-based strategy franchise of all time” (it’s okay, calm down Advance Wars fans!), Military Madness won’t feature any currency for unit production, so don’t expect a StarCraft-esque resource management game mechanic. It seems the developers would rather put more emphasis on quicker gameplay and combat strategy, which we have to admit isn’t a bad idea. With the additions of Trophy support for the single-player campaign and an extensive multiplayer component with all the trimmings, it looks like we’ll soon find out if this remake can put its money where its mouth is later this summer.