Just Why Is La-Mulana Taking So Long?
Posted by James Newton
La-Mulana on WiiWare: it's not a myth, it's a real thing. Despite believing the game would be out months — if not years — ago, we're still waiting on the adventure game here, even with its recent appearance in Japan. What's the hold up? It seems the game has fallen foul of the ratings boards here in the West, according to the most recent developer blog.
The game has been passed by the ESRB, PEGI and OFLC, but apparently the German ratings board USK hasn't been in contact with the developer for months, and it's this that's causing the delay. As Nigoro is shooting for a global release as close to simultaneous as possible, that means North America, Australia and the rest of Europe must wait until USK gets its act together and rates the game.