Nintendo Switch owners may soon be treated to another shadow release from Nintendo as part of a rumored Nintendo Direct, and this time the shadow release could be for a pretty significant game. That game is the long-delayed one Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Campa game that was previously set to release in April 2022. New rumors have suggested that the game could be released as early as next week, although there are also arguments against that claim.
The most recent rumors of Advance Wars’ long-awaited return come from a Redditor who claims to have seen some marketing displays for Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp. According to message from the userthe signage for the Advance Wars game says “available now,” and the display was set to be installed on February 10.
Couple that with the existing rumors of a Nintendo Direct supposedly coming next week and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a shadow drop, although not everyone is buying it. First, the user has not provided any images to support this claim, although they defended the absence of that evidence by saying they were afraid of being caught if they took a picture.
Others have questioned the claim, pointing out that there were once physical versions of it Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp planned, and shadow drops are usually only associated with digital releases that allow people to buy the game immediately. However, the Advance Wars game is an unusual case given the circumstances surrounding the delay, so this could perhaps be an exception to the rule that Nintendo wants it released soon so it can continue promoting other games such as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
For those unfamiliar with the Advance Wars situation, the game was originally set to release in 2021 before being pushed back to what was eventually set as an April 2022 release date. Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the game was put on hold indefinitely. postponed “in light of recent world events,” Nintendo said. Since then, nothing else has been said about the game.
Nintendo eShop listings for the game were recently updated to indicate that something is happening soon with the Advance Wars title, so there may be some truth to this latest rumor after all. Nintendo hasn’t yet announced any plans for a Nintendo Direct or a release of the game, but we’ll know soon if the former takes place if indeed a Direct is scheduled for next week.