There's been a lot of disruptions here and there since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Unfortunately, it's now also impacted the retail release date of The Wonderful 101: Remastered by PlatinumGames.
If you've backed this game, you've likely already been notified about the potential delays, but for those who haven't, or perhaps just missed the news altogether, below is the message in full. This also includes the retail release which has been pushed back to 30th June in the US and 3rd July in Europe. Digital codes shouldn't be affected, and Platinum stills aims to get them out before the retail release.
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.
The message signed off by thanking everyone for their patience in these "unpredictable" times. In a separate post recently, the file size of the game was revealed to be 7.6 GB - that's rather large for Switch but still smaller than the original version of the game, which was around 10 GB.
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