The Nintendo Switch turn-based strategy game Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp has been delayed until further notice by Nintendo in light of recent events between Russia and Ukraine.
Originally slated for release on April 8, Advance Wars 1+2 was developed for the GameBoy Advance by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. The GameBoy Advance title remaster was teased during E3, which took place on June 11, 2021. However, there was radio silence on the game until the first Nintendo Direct of 2022, which gave Advance Wars 1 + 2 an official release date for early April.
The release date of the title is currently unknown. Since Nintendo Direct launched in February, Russia has invaded Ukraine, driving millions from their homes. Although Advance Wars 1+2 is not a realistic war video game, it still depicts a cartoon scenario of what is currently happening in Ukraine.
In light of recent world events, we have made the decision to delay Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, which was originally scheduled to release on Nintendo Switch on April 8th. Please stay tuned for updates on a new release date.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 9, 2022
“In light of recent world events, we have made the decision to delay Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, which was originally scheduled to release for Nintendo Switch on April 8th,” Nintendo of America said on Twitter. “Please stay tuned for updates on a new release date.”
The untimely releases of Advance Wars
Advance Wars 1+2 was originally released in the United States and Australia on September 10, 2001, one day before the September 11 terrorist attack in the United States. These attacks delayed the release of Advance Wars for Europe until 2002 and Japan until 2004.
It’s been 21 years since Advance Wars was first released. Nintendo did not share the official release date for Advance Wars 1+2 after the delay. Despite the delays, Nintendo fans supported the organization’s decision to delay the Advance Wars reboot due to disputes around the world.
“Understandable,” said the Twitter user CobraTheOne. “I want this game to succeed so it can have more games in the future!”
to everyone saying “uh there is still a war why would they delay the game just because of this war 🤓”, the scale of this war and the number of people affected by it not only in Ukraine but in the whole world makes it really different from most other wars that happen atm
— Toadgamer played a video game or two idk (@Toad_the_gamer) March 9, 2022
“To everyone who says ‘uh, there’s still a war, why would they delay the game just because of this war 🤓'” Toad_the_gamer said on Twitter, “The scale of this war and the number of people affected by it, not just in Ukraine but around the world, makes it truly unlike most other wars going on around the world.” .