* Within Story Mode, players can play through an additional 38 Trial stages. Although independent of the Story Mode, the Trial stages add much to the gameplay challenge and depth.
* New strategies also emerge by way of the Command Zone. For the first time, a Commanding Officer can enter one of the units, and by doing this, he or she creates a Command Zone. The statistics of allied troops within this zone increase.
* Construction becomes liberated! Advance Wars: Dark Conflict gives players more control and freedom when it comes to factories and supply points. An army can now build supply ports and airstrips on the battlefield. Aircraft Carriers dont just refuel planes, they produce them.
* Create your own maps and share them with your friends or upload them to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.