The grittier sequel to Advance Wars: Dual Strike won’t be released in Japan even though it was developed there. Inside Games reports plans to publish Famicom Wars DS 2 (the game’s Japanese name) in Japan have been canceled.
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin was released way back in January 2008 by Nintendo of America. A European release followed shortly afterwards.
This isn’t the first time an Advance Wars title was cancelled for Japan. Advance Wars, a Game Boy Advance launch title in North America, was not released in Japan. Eventually, Nintendo bundled it with Advance Wars 2 and sold it as Game Boy Wars Advance 1+2 in 2004.