Runbow has proven to be one of the top-tier 'Nindie' downloads that we saw on the system, and since it first landed in 2015 it had DLC additions and improvements. With Runbow Pocket also on the way it's been a successful debut 18 months for 13AM Games, which has also brought the title to Steam on PC. and moved into publishing with Pirate Pop Plus.
The 13AM team has now got in touch to share some updates with us on its recent progress. It's a mix of good and bad news, and it's all explained below.
Hello to all of our friends over in Europe! Thought we would reach out and answer a few of your questions about our activities of late.
First, the bad news. It looks like after months of trying to find distribution for Runbow: Deluxe Edition in the EU, we are going to officially say that it can no longer be done. We've met with a lot of distributors (a lot of distributors), and the fact of the matter is that the Wii U retail support is starting to wind down over in Europe. If you guys are as excited as we are about the Nintendo Switch, then you understand how retailers are looking forward to this new platform. We're sorry we couldn't make it work, and really appreciate everyone's positive attitude trying to make this dream come true.
Also, we recently had a DLC sale that, due to some clerical errors, didn't fully work in the EU and Australia / New Zealand region. To make up for that, we are launching the Runbow DLC sale only for Europe, starting on February 2nd and going right up until February 16th! Everything, from Satura's Space Adventure, through to each individual costume and music pack, is on sale for 50% off in all the NOE territories. Special thanks goes out to our community members who pointed out the issue on Twitter, and the press outlets that have helped us run this story!
As for all of your questions regarding Runbow Pocket, we've had some delays but we are working on a release date for you as we speak. We can confirm the game has entered certification, so get ready...
We covered the DLC discounts in our most recent Nintendo Download Update article, prices for the upcoming deals are below.
Runbow - Extra Val-hue Bundle (13AM Games, €5.99 / £5.39 until 16th February, normally €11.99 / £10.79)
Runbow - Satura's Space Adventure (13AM Games, €3.24 / £2.95 until 16th February, normally €6.49 / £5.89)
Runbow - New Costumes and Music Bundle (13AM Games, €3.24 / £2.95 until 16th February, normally €6.49 / £5.89)
Runbow - Professionals Pack (13AM Games, €0.99 / £0.89 until 16th February, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
Runbow - Winter Pack (13AM Games, €1.49 / £1.39 until 16th February, normally €2.99 / £2.69)
Runbow - Anime Pack (13AM Games, €0.99 / £0.89 until 16th February, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
Runbow - Steampunk Pack (13AM Games, €0.99 / £0.89 until 16th February, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
It's a pity that the Wii U Deluxe edition won't come to Europe, though it's not exactly surprising. On the plus side the New 3DS Pocket version is clearly getting close, now aiming to pass the final certification hurdles.
Let us know if you're planning to grab any discounted DLC - or whether you're awaiting Runbow Pocket - down in the comments.