Due to the war in Ukraine, Nintendo prefers to delay Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp. The context of the games is tricky, to say the least.
So here’s a second postponement for Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, after last year’s. Nintendo has this time made the decision not to release the compilation on the scheduled date due to the conflict currently affecting Ukraine.
No new release date
It is on Twitter that the Japanese manufacturer announces that Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp will not be released on April 8, 2022, on Nintendo Switch. The reason appears implicitly: the war in Ukraine. And we can understand why.
Despite its cartoonish design, both Advance Wars games are military strategy titles in which the player controls an army. On land, in the air, or at sea, the objective is to neutralize the enemy but also to seize cities and bases, during turn-based battles. A concept too close to current reality, hence Nintendo’s caution and action.
In addition to single-player, a versus mode of up to four allows you to take on other virtual generals on different maps.
In Vs. mode, up to four players can compete on dozens of different battlefields. Select one of the generals featured in both campaigns and use their powers strategically to achieve victory! You can also customize the battles by setting, for example, the funds received for each allied base or the presence of fog of war.
As noted in the tweet, Nintendo will communicate a new release date later.
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, an isolated case?
One might think that we have here an isolated case, that it is a problem of the period, but no. This is not the first time that works have been postponed or have their communication reduced after tragic events.
In the aftermath of the 2015 attacks, Bethesda, Activision and Ubisoft downplayed ads for Fallout 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege in France. A devastating earthquake in Japan in 2011 led to the cancellation of SOS The Final Espace 4, as well as a postponement (on Japanese soil) and a marketing stoppage (in France, England, etc.) for Motorstorm Apocalypse.
More dramatically, GSC Game World recently put development on STALKER 2 on hold indefinitely, as the studio is based in Ukraine.