“We will announce the new date once it has been determined”
As you may recall, we reported six months ago that Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp (a remake of Advance Wars 1 and 2 with extra features on Switch) had been delayed due to recent world events. Since then we haven’t heard an official statement from Nintendo; and even during the Nintendo Direct this week, the publisher remained silent on when it may see the light of day.
That silence has been broken via a statement from a Nintendo rep, who spoke to Stephen Totilo from Axios this week. Here’s their full reply:
“The release has been delayed. We will announce the new date once it has been determined.”
Totilo had asked if the game had been fully canceled, which it doesn’t seem to be at this time, given that it’s “still delayed” as of this week. Beyond current events, Nintendo also has several considerations when it comes to determining the Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp launch date. The game is fully completed, and they can stick it into any schedule lull they so choose. They could also use the opportunity of an event or stream to “re-announce” it to the world.
With that in mind, given the bevy of strategy games we’re going to see on the Switch based on the Nintendo Direct presentation alone, there’s plenty of other things to play in the meantime, even if Advance Wars 1+2 continues to be delayed. Strategy game fans are seeing a renaissance of sorts, and the Switch is a great fit for many titles that would have previously been relegated to handhelds.