Nintendo will not release Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp in April as initially scheduled, a decision that received mixed reviews on social media.
Why is Nintendo not releasing Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp?
In a tweet, the gaming developer noted that the tactical war game series will not be available on 8 April 2022 due to recent world events. In this case, of course, Nintendo is referring to the ongoing Ukraine war.
“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 08/04. Please stay tuned for updates on a new release date,” Nintendo wrote.
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 08/04. Please stay tuned for updates on a new release date.— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) March 9, 2022
The decision comes a week after Nintendo suspended payments on its Russian eShop, per EuroGamer.
The announcement left fans frustrated. Here are some of those reactions:
If anyone knows the plot of Advanced Wars and the similarities to current world events, this is a good call. I applaud Nintendo for recognizing this and delaying the game. https://t.co/CQFkrleEMx— Garret Bland, PhD (@BlandExplosion) March 9, 2022
FACTS! If gaming is to be accepted as art, then we mustn't let companies self-censor, out of reactionary outrage. Nintendo is setting a bad precedent, by delaying Advanced Wars, because a real war is happening. If anything, it should be a teaching moment about war. https://t.co/79Q97V2gXO— BlackSageD Sony & Steam Censors Japanese Games! (@Black_D_Gamer1) March 9, 2022
you guys released advanced wars 2 like four months after we invaded iraq https://t.co/dX0Vr0bPvV— arjun (@notarjy) March 9, 2022
Actually, when horrible real world events are happening is the EXACT reason why Advanced Wars should be released! People need an escape from the bullshit. Not everybody is an activist ! https://t.co/2rHUQCuTvS— BlackSageD Sony & Steam Censors Japanese Games! (@Black_D_Gamer1) March 9, 2022
Advanced Wars is a Nintendo classic developed by Intelligent Systems and first released in the US market on 10 September 2001.
The tactical war game allows players control of tank units led by different factions. The Blue Moon faction is themed around Russia and the Soviet Union with its leader Olaf loosely based on Stalin.