Hopes for CRUSH3D to Launch This Year Have Been Crushed

SEGA announces new release date

Brighton-based Zoë Mode studio head Paul Mottram recently pointed to the lower-than-expected success of the 3DS as the reason for pushing back the release of the studio's upcoming puzzle game CRUSH3D. Now publisher SEGA has stepped in and announced the revised European release date.

CRUSH3D has now been scheduled with a release date of 17th February, 2012. Five months after its initial release was planned for September this year, the puzzle game that blends 2D and 3D elements together will now launch close to the end of the 3DS's first fiscal year on the market.

While it's understandable for developers and publishers to be weary of a less-than-desired installed user base prior to their games' release, we can't help but think that maybe consumers will buy more consoles if the games are actually on the market when ready.