Nintendo has just announced that Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp, previously slated for an April 8th release date, has been delayed. You can check out Nintendo's full statement below:
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
Although it was not stated which specific world event caused the delay, it can be assumed that this decision was due to the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine. The invasion has been the top story for weeks across the world, and has resulted in many people including game developers to show their support for Ukraine and its people.
Advance Wars in particular is centered around warfare in urban environments, with the very first enemy in the game even being largely Russian-inspired. Nintendo most likely saw it in bad taste to release the game amidst the ongoing real world conflict.
This is not the first time the Advance Wars series has had its release affected by real world events, as the Japanese and European releases of the first Advance Wars game were pushed back due to the September 11th attacks in 2001 (the American release was on September 10th so it was unaffected there). The first Advance Wars game did not get released in Japan until 2004 where it was included in one package with the second game. This is not even the first time Reboot Camp in particular has been delayed, as it was originally slated for a December 2021 release but then pushed back to April.
There is currently no release date for Reboot Camp as of this writing. Additionally, the game has been removed from the eShop. Only time will tell what lies in store for the long-awaited revival of the Advance Wars series.
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