For the last few days, killetheth has been sharing footage from the game online, including the game’s introductory sequence and tutorial. In addition to showing off the freshly remastered gameplay, it’s also revealed something important: why the game was delayed in the first place.
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, it’s likely the game’s missions – which frequently feature stereotypical Russian characters as aggressors in war scenarios – will feel a bit too raw when taken alongside the ongoing devastation seen on the nightly news around the world.
The game is just a bit too prescient, and the timing of its release is unfortunate, given global circumstances.
That being the case, it appears killetheth was able to circumvent the release requirements – if only temporarily.
In an update posted on Sunday, killetheth claimed that
Nintendo has yet to comment on the incident and whether the offline technique is a viable method for obtaining games ahead of their established releases.
Many commenters have begun speculating about the legitimacy of the early unlock, with some questioning this method and whether it’s actually possible – although given killetheth was sharing previously-unseen footage, it’s fair to assume this accidental leak is real.
For now, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp will remain firmly out of reach – at least, until