Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp for the Nintendo Switch has been delayed from its April 8th release date.
A new release date for the game will be revealed at some point in the near future.
This was revealed in a post by Nintendo of America’s Twitter account which states the decision for the delay was made “In light of recent world events”:
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
This will be the second time that the strategy RPG has been delayed as it was originally supposed to launch in December of 2021. While not specifically stated, it is clear that the reason Advance Wars has been delayed again is due to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Users have pointed out that this isn’t simply because Advance Wars has a more tongue-in-cheek portrayal of war, but also because the first game begins with a fictional country called Blue Moon, which is heavily inspired by Russia, invading neighboring countries.
Strangely enough, this isn’t the first time that Advance Wars has had an unfortunate clash with real-world events. The original title which this game is a remake of was released in North America on the 10th of September 2001, one day before 9/11. This caused the game to be delayed in Japan and Europe.
While it didn’t halt the game’s sales in any way, to say that the Advance Wars series has been subject to some unlucky timing is an understatement.
There is currently no word on when Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp will be released however I personally predict that the game will be out sometime in late 2022. The game is likely already finished and will probably release when the heat of real-life war has hopefully cooled off.