The announcement of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp as a remake of Nintendo’s classic strategy franchise came as an unexpected following its June 2021 reveal. The series had not seen another release since Advance Wars: Days of Ruin launched on the DS in 2008. With Shantae engineer WayForward heading up the venture, the series’ triumphant return was originally slated to release in December of last year before being hit with different delays. Presently, it seems as though fans may wind up waiting much longer than anticipated.
The Advance Wars remake has been no stranger to setbacks and delays all through its improvement cycle. Yet again following the original delay from its December window, the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia would move the game’s launch farther. Presently, with Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp’s ongoing release date only half a month away, a new gossip proposes Advance Wars’ arrival may have been driven into the following year.
The gossip, based on a tweet by Twitter client EnterZalman, proposes that Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp’s release date has potentially been pushed back to February of the following year. According to European retailer CoolShop, Re-Boot Camp’s release date currently appears to be set for February 24, 2023, pushing the game more than a year after its originally booked release window. No official statement has been made at this point by Nintendo or WayForward about a potential new delay for Re-Boot Camp.
While Re-Boot Camp’s numerous delays have certainly blocked fan energy, WayForward has continued to keep fans updated about the impending strategy game. Another trailer released in February, without further ado before the game’s latest delay, flaunted several new features like fast-forwarding and turn resets. Nintendo also confirmed the arrival of fan-favorite game modes from the original games including multiplayer and the map manager. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp will also be the main game in the franchise to feature voice-acting.
Advance Wars being delayed into 2023 would push the game out of a holiday season that will see a lot of heavy-hitting franchises releasing new games on Switch. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are set to release only weeks before Advance Wars’ ongoing official December launch date and the long-awaited Switch port of Persona 5 Royal is set to arrive in October. Nintendo is also supposed to be dealing with a Metroid Prime remaster set to release this holiday season. With Advance Wars hoping to be driven back into 2023, fans should trust Re-Boot Camp’s freshest delay will be its last.