Although we were meant to be playing Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp on the Switch by now, in October Nintendo announced a delay.
While it's now due to arrive in "Spring 2022" according to Nintendo's website (or possibly 8th April 2022, according to eShop listings), since the previous update we've heard nothing else. Fortunately, we've got a small little reminder that it's still on track for release in the first half of next year.
The Australian Classification Board has rated the game 'PG' (for Parental Guidance). It contains mild themes and violence, and online interactivity. This is actually an updated rating, too. The game was previously rated in Australia back in September, prior to the delay, and didn't reference online interactivity (note: online support was confirmed in June).
Are you looking forward to the release of this in 2022? How are you feeling about the delay? Comment below.
"Online interactivity" in an Australian classification does not necessarily indicate the presence of online multiplayer. It is a blanket term that could refer to any online functionality in which the viewer experience can be impacted by content not assessed by the Classification Board.
For example, Miitopia does not contain any multiplayer modes at all, but the "online interactivity" portion of the rating is a safeguard due to the fact that players can download Mii characters, who may have names (or depictions) that may (however unlikely) exceed the parameters of the game's PG classification.
In any case, this indicates that they are adding more content to the game (hence the delay), which should be a good thing.
It's a shame about the delay as this month would have been perfect for it as the release schedule goes a bit quiet at this time of year. Hopefully the delay is worth it and the final product is well polished.
I wonder if i should better play it on Switch or in GBA IPSv2. Only played Advance Wars in DS before. I think GBA screen is too small
@Silly_G I'd still say it's in reference to this:
It would be nice if they added custom map sharing (online) as well, but I don't think a map editor has been confirmed.
@Liam_Doolan : A map editor would be very nice indeed. I completely stunk at Dark Conflict (perhaps not the best entry point ) and I recall having more fun toying with the map editor. It’s hard to believe that 13 years have passed.
I'm still playing Advance Wars on ... WiiU (!!) from time to time.
I'm not very seduced by the new look of this version, by the way...
I can’t wait for this. Online play will be tricky unless they keep the PvP maps relatively small. Otherwise matches can last a couple hours, and I foresee a lot of people disconnecting. I do hope for the best, and I hope they keep your battle records!
I've never played any of the Advance Wars series, so needless to say I'm looking forward to this one. Maybe if it gets enough love, we'll see more releases?
It's called Advance Wars because it first launched on the Gameboy Advance. Funny that they kept the same name, the DS one should be called Dual Screen Wars and Switch should be Switch Wars.
Newcomers to this game will be wondering, "What's so advance about these wars?"
Let this worldwide delay be due to Nin's decision to roll out a line of AW amiibo pleasepleasepleaseplease
@NoTinderLife it started on famicom as famicom wars
Another game I'm not to sold on the chibi-esque/animated art style that seems inferior to the sprite-work of the original. That said I'm incredibly excited that we are getting anything Advanced Wars in 2022 (whenever it comes out) and the first two on GBA are easily the best in the series! Kinda weird that Dual Strike was not included as it was the third game with this cast of characters but maybe it'll be included as DLC content?
never played any of the Advance Wars games so u actually very excited for Re Boot Camp
@Tyranexx I've played the original Advance Wars and it was a lot of fun! Never played a ton of it but it convinced me to get these games when they release. Granted, they'll have to be good remakes.
@Silly_G There's not much online interactivity Advance Wars can have that isn't multiplayer. Downloading custom maps is the only one I can think of.
FWIW, there was a leaker that claimed to be from Wayforward who said they were implementing online PvP, but the devs were basically waiting until the last minute to test their netcode, which was a concern. This was before the delay was even announced. Anyway, I'm not optimistic they're using the delay to add "content" that wasn't already in the originals. They may just be ironing out the online kinks.
@NoTinderLife Well, its a remake of the gba game it would be more confusing if it wasn't called that. But sure.
@Liam_Doolan I actually would love for Nintendo to make an Advance Wars map editor as a €10 eShop download (with sharing) without the need for the full game. (And also include it in the game ofcourse)
But why did they make it looks so horrible
@StarPoint I think I'll enjoy this! I'm a big Fire Emblem fan and know the two franchises are similar despite using different settings. I've wanted to try the series for some time and was contemplating purchasing the original on the Wii U VC when this compilation of the first two games was announced.
For folks that do not know... these games get harder than hell.
I didn't play the originals, but I am ready for this game. The delay is a bummer but I am honestly still as excited as ever. Looks like something I could really sink my filthy teeth into.
@Tyranexx I really love civ 6, would you recommend fire emblem? I know they are very different but would love to get your take. I have never played a mainline fire emblem game and was considering purchasing three houses. A good idea or not?
I really hate the art style in the remasters. Like...I don't usually care all that about that sort of thing...but in this case, the aesthetic is so bad that I literally don't think I'll buy it specifically for that reason.
That wouldn't be confusing at all.
@Fugman If you're into medieval settings and turn-based strategy RPGs, definitely! Though ironically, while I own Three Houses, I haven't played it yet. I just got around to playing and beating the previous release, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia on 3DS (which is a remake of the original Fire Emblem Gaiden), a few months ago.
I do know there are different routes you can take in FE3H that can change the story quite a bit, so there's plenty of replayability. Some games in the series are linked, but Three Houses is a self-contained game I believe; you won't be missing anything by starting there. Not to mention there are plenty of QoL improvements, such as a turn rewind should you mess up or the option to ignore the series's permadeath mechanic by choosing Casual over Classic mode. I will warn you, however, that while the entry is the most accessible, I've also read it's less difficult overall (depending on the difficulty settings you pick) compared to previous series entries. That could make it harder to go back to less recent games if you want to delve into the series further. I've played all the other Western releases minus the Tellius (GCN & Wii) entries at this point, so time will tell whether I can verify those last two sentences lol.
If you have a 3DS, I also recommend trying out Fire Emblem Awakening (My first, excellent for newcomers) and Fire Emblem Echoes: SoV (Decent story and welcome QoL improvements, but a bit of an odd duck, which is mostly a strength IMO, compared to the rest of the series). The Fates games can be a fun time too depending on your preferences, but they're less recommended over the other two 3DS entries.
Tl;Dr - Yes, FE3H should be a good starting point, though I'm not speaking from personal experience. I suggest trying to track down some non-spoilery footage to see if it's for you.
@Tyranexx Thanks a lot for the advice! I will definitely check out those 3DS entries as well.
@Fugman No prob! Happy to help as best I can! I'd love to get around to FE3H soon...which probably means some time in the next year. Too many games I'm interested in, not enough time lol.
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