Advance Wars 1+2: Nintendo announced today, October 22, the postponement of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, the remake of two great strategy games from the Game Boy Advance. The game, which was slated to arrive in December, was shipped next year.
According to the tweet, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot will be released in the spring of next year. Of course the account refers to the US season, which starts around March. It’s a considerable delay, considering that the initial release date for the remake was December 3rd.
Although the delay is not small, Nintendo says the game just needs “a little more time to fine tune”, not going into details as to why it will need months to do so.
Hello, troops! #AdvanceWars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, which was set to launch on 12/3, will now release for #NintendoSwitch in spring 2022. The game just needs a little more time for fine tuning. You'll be battling with Andy & friends soon! Thanks for your patience. pic.twitter.com/dSi8VSsxTH
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 22, 2021
One of the great highlights of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot is that the remake features two games in one, as the name makes explicit. And the game doesn’t just remaster two originals, it actually remakes games from scratch with fresh graphics. To try not to sacrifice too much the aesthetics of the past, 3D graphics are reserved for gameplay, while much of the story and other moments are shown with sprites drawn in 2D. This helps to add value to the game, as the investment in Switch titles is not the smallest.
The first Advance Wars was released for the GBA in September 2001. Its successor arrived on the same platform in June 2003.