Platinum Games have shared an important update about The Wonderful 101: Remastered physical release for Switch.
As revealed in a Kickstarter update, the physical release of The Wonderful 101: Remastered is being pushed back due to the effects of the Coronavirus situation on production. The US Version will be pushed back to June 30th, while the European Version will be pushed back to July 3rd.
In addition, this Coronavirus delay will also affect the physical Kickstarter backer rewards, some of which may only start shipping in late June. As compensation, Platinum Games will be giving all the affected backers an additional Steam code for the game, which they will receive in May alongside the general digital release.
For the complete details, you can read the full update below:
Hey there all you Wonderful backers,
We hope you’re all taking care of yourselves in these difficult times. In this update, we want to address a few questions and concerns regarding game and reward delivery that have cropped up recently.
Unfortunately, due to the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic, we’re expecting delays in preparing the US and EU physical versions. Backer rewards are being given the highest priority, but due to distribution issues, backers who have chosen physical versions of the game may receive it after general retail release. Our current estimate for the start of shipping rewards is late June. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.
We know this is incredibly frustrating, and as a token of our apology for this, we will be providing all physical version backers with a Steam download code for The Wonderful 101: Remastered, so that they can play the game at the same time as backers who purchased the digital version.
Codes for digital versions of The Wonderful 101: Remastered will go out to backers who pledged the corresponding tiers starting on May 7th. Due to the number of codes it may take some time for all backers to receive them, but we will work to get all digital tier backer codes out ahead of the retail release.
Physical Version Retail Release
Due to the effects of COVID-19 on production on distribution, the retail release date of The Wonderful 101: Remastered has been pushed back, to June 30th for the US version package release, and July 3rd for the EU version package release. While we are working to prioritize backer rewards, please bear in mind that the state of shipping and distribution in various areas may result in some backers getting their rewards after retail release. Again, we apologize for the unforeseen issues, and we are doing our best to get everyone the game as soon as possible.
We thank everyone for their patience in these unpredictable times, and hope you are all staying safe and healthy.
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