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Nintendo tells investors that it plans to release Bayonetta 3 later this year. It also still has Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp on its launch slate – albeit with a “TBA” tag regarding the release date.
The publisher originally announced Bayonetta 3 in 2017, and we didn’t hear much about the game until late last year. During a September Nintendo Direct, Nintendo promised to release Platinum’s character action sequel in 2022. And the company still listed it as this year in materials it sent out as part of its latest earnings report.
Nintendo originally came up with Advance Wars in a different way. The company announced the game last year and planned to launch it in December. However, after a delay, the game’s release date fell on the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This forced Nintendo to delay the launch due to the game’s themes of invasion and occupation of foreign lands.
With the inclusion of Advance Wars in its earnings report, Nintendo gives the series a sign of life. This means it probably won’t put the game on the proverbial shelf indefinitely. Or at least it hasn’t yet when factoring the game into its predictions.
The rest of Nintendo’s first-party releases look like this:
- Mario Strikers: Battle League – June 10th
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes – June 24th
- Live A Live – July 22nd
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – July 29th
- Splatoon 3 – September 9th
- Pokémon Scarlet/Purple – “End of 2022”
- Bayonet 3 – “2022”
- Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 – “Spring 2023”
- Metroid Prime 4 – “TBA”
- Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp – “TBA”
Nintendo will likely add a handful of games to this list when there’s a summer Nintendo Direct. That could include the Metroid Prime 1 remaster as that game will celebrate its 20th anniversary in November.
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