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Nintendo is telling buyers that it nonetheless plans to launch Bayonetta 3 this 12 months. It additionally nonetheless has Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp on its launch schedule — albeit with a “TBA” tag concerning its launch date.
The writer initially introduced Bayonetta 3 in 2017, and we haven’t heard a lot concerning the sport till late final 12 months. During a Nintendo Direct in September, Nintendo promised to launch the character-action sequel from Platinum in 2022. And the corporate nonetheless has it listed as coming this 12 months in supplies it despatched out as a part of its newest earnings report.
Nintendo initially had Advance Wars on a special trajectory. The firm introduced the sport final 12 months and deliberate to launch it in December. After a delay, nonetheless, the sport’s launch date lined up with the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This pressured Nintendo to postpone the launch because of the sport’s themes of invasion and occupation of international lands.
By placing Advance Wars into its earnings report, Nintendo is giving the sequence an indication of life. This means it probably gained’t put the sport on the proverbial shelf indefinitely. Or, on the very least, it hasn’t performed that but if it’s factoring the sport into its forecasts.
The remainder of Nintendo’s first-party releases appear like this:
- Mario Strikers: Battle League – June 10
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes – June 24
- Live A Live – July 22
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – July 29
- Splatoon 3 – September 9
- Pokémon Scarlet/Violet – “Late 2022”
- Bayonetta 3 – “2022”
- Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 – “Spring 2023”
- Metroid Prime 4 – “TBA”
- Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp – “TBA”
Nintendo will probably add a handful of video games to this record if it has a summer time Nintendo Direct. That might embrace the Metroid Prime 1 remaster as that sport may have its twentieth anniversary in November.
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