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Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Delayed Due To "World Events"

March 9, 2022

By: Joseph Allen

 
 
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Developer
Wayforward
Publisher
Nintendo
Platforms
Nintendo Switch
Release Date
December 31,2022 (Calendar)
Genre
Strategy
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Nintendo has announced an Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp delay. This time, the delay is due to "world events", which is likely to be a reference to the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine. No new release date is forthcoming just yet.

What's the reason for this Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp delay?

Over on Twitter, Nintendo shared news of the delay and attributed the decision to "recent world events". The game was originally due to launch for Switch on April 8th, but has been indefinitely delayed. While Nintendo doesn't directly reference the Russian invasion of Ukraine, said invasion has dominated the news in recent weeks, so this is almost certainly what Nintendo is referencing, especially given that the company may be thinking Advance Wars isn't the best fit for our current times.

 

Andy talking to Nell in Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
Not only is Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp a war game, but it's also got some rather questionable content in light of current events.

First off, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is a game (or pair of games) about modern warfare in some form, which Nintendo might be a little skittish about releasing in the current climate. More importantly, however, there's the Blue Moon faction, which is largely based on Russia and the Soviet Union. Again, Nintendo hasn't explicitly given this as the reason for the Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp delay, but it's probably a mixture of apprehension over those two things that's preventing the game from being released right now.

When is the new Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp release date?

Unfortunately, we don't know when the new release date for the game will be. Nintendo hasn't announced anything yet, merely suggesting that fans should "stay tuned for updates" on a new release date. The war in Ukraine is showing no signs of slowing down or easing up, though, so if Nintendo is holding out for a resolution, it may be waiting some time. Unfortunately, it could be quite a while before Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp sees the light of day.

 
 
Olaf from the Russia-inspired Blue Moon faction in Advance Wars
One of Advance Wars' factions, Blue Moon, is explicitly inspired by Russia and the Soviet Union.

The gaming industry as a whole has responded with shock and horror to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Companies like Microsoft and GOG owner CD Projekt have halted sales in Russia in response to the invasion, but this might be the first instance of a game not made by Russian or Ukrainian developers being delayed as a result of the war. Naturally, we'll have more for you on this as soon as we get it. In the meantime, though, you'll have to wait a little longer for a final Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp release date, it seems.