Nintendo has confirmed Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp continues to be on the best way, regardless of its lack of presence at at this time’s Nintendo Direct presentation.
“The discharge [of Advance Wars] has been delayed,” a Nintendo consultant tells Axios journalist Stephen Totilo (opens in new tab). “We’ll announce the brand new date as soon as it has been decided.” That is just about precisely what Nintendo’s been saying for the reason that sport’s indefinite delay, however at the very least the writer appears prepared to acknowledge the title’s existence.
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, because the title suggests, is a modernized assortment of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Gap Rising. Initially launched for the Sport Boy Advance, these video games have been the primary titles within the collection to be launched exterior of Japan, and with the collection having gone dormant since Days of Break on the DS over a decade in the past, followers greeted the announcement of Re-Boot Camp with an entire lot of pleasure.
Developed by indie studio WayForward, Re-Boot Camp was initially set to launch on December 3, 2021, however was delayed (opens in new tab) to get “somewhat extra time for tremendous tuning.” The sport was then scheduled to launch on April 8, 2022, however a month forward of that launch, Nintendo chose to delay it again “in light of recent world events.”
Whereas Nintendo by no means instantly talked about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the explanation for the sport’s delay, the implication was fairly clear. The corporate seemingly didn’t wish to be seen as insensitive to present occasions by releasing a light-hearted, anime-styled struggle sport with an actual struggle all of the sudden dominating worldwide headlines.
Whereas the continuing struggle in Ukraine stays a subject of main concern, the recent announcement of modern GoldenEye releases, a sport which incorporates quite a lot of imagery related to the Russian military, means that publishers like Nintendo are beginning to see a window wherein to launch content material that might’ve been seen as problematic earlier within the 12 months.
One retailer has advised that Re-Boot Camp is due to launch in February 2023, however that date stays unconfirmed.