The war in Ukraine has affected the launch of this new Nintendo game.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is now having an unexpected effect on the video game industry. Nintendo announced today through social media networks that their new game, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, will not be released on April 8 as planned. Instead, the game’s release is postponed indefinitely.
An unexpected announcement for fans of the series
As we can read in the tweet shared by the Nintendo of America account, the game has been delayed due to the war in Ukraine: “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.”
Still, the game will be pending release in the not too distant future, as the Nintendo team let us know that they will give more updates on the future release date.
The delay of the game is understandable since the main theme of the game is warfare. We remind you that the Advance Wars saga is a turn-based strategy game where we must win by battling against enemy troops.
Not the first delay due to its aesthetics or gameplay
Although Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp has been delayed today, it is not the only one that has had to face this problem in the industry. Recently the game Little Orpheus, which had a Switch version planned for release this year, has had to be delayed indefinitely due to the game’s Soviet aesthetics, which would fit poorly with the current international situation.
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp has been removed from the Nintendo eShop, so you can no longer pre-order the game. It remains to be seen if Nintendo will refund the money invested by players who pre-ordered the game who may now want their money back rather than wait. We’ll keep you updated if we learn more.