It looks like we’re going to have to wait a bit longer for Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp to make its way to the video game front. You know, because there’s an actual war happening right now? Yeah, that tends to dampen the video game military spirit.
Nintendo Declares Temporary Ceasefire for Advance Wars
Just a short time ago, Nintendo announced on Twitter that they were delaying the release of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp. Not just the Russian release, but the global release period. The game was originally scheduled to make its debut on the Nintendo Switch on April 8, 2022. Less than a month away at the time of this writing, really. Now that’s no longer the case though.
Nintendo doesn’t give a specific reason for the delay. Their only explanation was that the delay is “in light of recent world events”. Given what’s happening with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine though, it’s kind of obvious what “recent world events” Nintendo are talking about. In that light, it is understandable why they’re delaying the release of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp. It’s hard to get excited about a cartoony military strategy game when there’s an actual war going on.
Sadly though, Nintendo gives no new release date for Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp to make up for the delay. They only say “Please stay tuned for updates on a new release date”. We will just have to wait for that new release date some other time. Although given the current situation, I wouldn’t be surprised if the delay is indefinite. At least, until Russia stops invading Ukraine. How likely is that is anyone’s guess at this point. Tune it later for more news on the game’s new release date as this story develops.
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp ~ Details
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp isn’t actually a single game, but a pair of games. It’s actually a remake and compilation of the original Advance Wars and its sequel Black Hole Rising (both originally Game Boy Advance releases) for the Nintendo Switch. The remake/compilation is the work of WayForward (Shantae series, River City Girls, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night). As you can see in the trailer above, the remake/compilation not only adds updated graphics, but also voiced characters. All in all, it sounds like a really great remaster of a just-as-great classic video game, as the official synopsis from Nintendo would tell you:
“Command an army in strategic, turn-based combat as a tactical adviser for the Orange Star Army. Your expertise is needed as you move land, air, and naval units across the battlefield. Take down enemy squads and capture towns and bases to secure victory and keep the peace. Keep an eye on the game-changing terrain and weather as you lead a variety of units across multiple maps. This remake features two campaigns that cover the events of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising!”
It’s really unfortunate that Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is now a casualty of an actual war. You can still preorder it on Nintendo. Just be prepared for a potentially long wait.