A Nintendo video game that has been indefinitely delayed due to the war in Ukraine is finally releasing today.
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp was originally scheduled to arrive on the Switch console on April 8 last year, but its Japanese publisher later delayed it Russian invasion.
It’s a remastered collection of the first two games in the Advance Wars series, a long-running tactical franchise that puts players in control of various factions battling armies, tanks, and other cannon.
Its cartoonish visuals were always somewhat at odds with the content: the first game begins with a country at war with its neighbors, one of which is modeled after the Russia and the Soviet Union.
When the delay is announced on March 9, 2022, nintendo Said it was “in light of recent world events”. vladimir putinTroops have begun an all-out attack Ukraine February 24.
Nintendo didn’t announce a new release date until February 8 of this year, forced to reassure fans that the game wasn’t canceled after months of no updates.
Re-Boot Camp launches tomorrow, 15 years after the last entry in the series, making it one of the most anticipated games of 2023.
“Full of strategic talent”
Critics have mostly given rave reviews to the new game.
Nintendo Insider says it’s “packed with great strategic flair” and an “addictive and tense” experience.
IGN described it as “a great return to this long-neglected franchise,” while GameSpot said the pack offered “fun and approachable strategy gameplay.”
Included games are Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, originally released in 2001 and 2003.
Nintendo’s decision to delay Re-Boot Camp coincides with the company halting shipments to Russia, Join gaming and tech companies like Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Netflix.