With the coronavirus pandemic causing havoc across the entire industry, it comes as no surprise to hear that some physical game releases are being pushed back. Indie publisher Pixelheart is the latest to reveal a new release schedule for its upcoming games.
The publisher has decided to postpone each game in its upcoming lineup by a month. If you were thinking about picking up any of these games physically, here are the new dates you'll need to know:
- Finding Teddy 2 [Switch and Wii U] will be released on May 29th, 2020.
- SHMUP Collection [Switch and Wii U] will be released during the month of June (We will specify the exact day of the release soon)
- Super Trench Attack [Switch] will be released during the month of July.
- Guns of Mercy [Switch] will be released in August.
We should mention that SHMUP Collection's digital launch is still going live today as planned. In fact, we'll have a review of that one going up on the site soon.
The other three titles are also available on Switch in digital form as we speak - only the physical editions have been delayed.
Does anybody know if finding teddy 2 on switch is improved over the one Wii U? I have that version and it's got a few bugs they never patched out. I've had freezes several times just attempting to load the game. I'm tempted to double dip. It is really good though!
Someone tweeted Pixel Heart asking why the announcement came so late when Shmup Collection physical was due out tomorrow (pre-ordered mine from Amazon on Monday and it still said Friday was the release date), they responded with:
"Hello, we had already announced that there would be a delay on the release of our games, but for a few days now we have known when the games will be released.
Difficult to plan dates in advance when the entire production chain is blocked or production work is slowed down."
Lmao physical release on Wii U. That one is gonna be worth quite some money in the future.
@Sculptor Yes, a physical Wii U release in 2020... Not many of those. Likely worth alot to collector's in year's to come.
mother fuc###s, now i'm going to have to buy at lest one of the shmup collection digitally.
A physical Wii U release in 2020, is this a joke?? I thought no publisher could be bothered to release for it if they didn't have to.
Sorry guys, what's a Wii U?
I didn't even realise Shmup collection was coming to Wii U as well. Bloomin heck may well end up getting it on that as unplugged the Switch a month ago, only use it portable currently. I prefer the Wii U's controllers for these types of games.
Not sure why people are disappointed about these games releasing on Wii U physically. Just cause you don't like the platform doesn't mean the dev doesn't. These games are passionate releases and were made with the Wii U in mind in addition to Switch, they are not games that were made from e-begging money like the many other devs that flip flop away from Wii U thus breaking promises in favor of the Switch like Bloodstained and Yooka-Laylee.
@Zeldafan79 I got that game on Switch and I had to say I didn't encounter such a problem. The only minor bug that bothers me which I hope they fix soon was that the sounds (not the music) stopped working after an hour of play. Resetting or restarting the game fix that temporarily but after another 30 minutes the sounds got disabled again. Other than that I haven't encounter any major issues with game.
@retro_player_77 You got it.
@Sculptor No, it won't be worth that much as there are 3000 copies made (artificial scarcity and lots of copies of a game nobody wants) and, in addition, everybody will keep them sealed
Why does everyone hate the Wii U so much? It was really underrated.
I personally loved it.
Also releasing a physical Wii U game in 2020 is just like releasing an NES game in 2020, the developer wanted to, so they did. Cannot hate on that kind of passion.
@Zeldafan79 Glad somebody else appreciates that game. It seems destined to fly under the radar, which made no sense during the Wii U days given its sparse library. I did double dip but don't have a performance answer for you; the mood to play new games has been stronger for me recently than the mood to replay old ones.
@Zeldafan79 I was wondering about this as well. On the Wii U version I could never beat the fourth area because it the game would consistently freeze.
I've played it on PC though, the sheer sense of wonder and magic has made this game one of my absolute favorites.
I love that there are still new Wii U games! Long live the U King!
Just checking cause the wii u version is sort of a mess. Sound issues, freezing etc. Guess they couldn't be bothered to fix it.
@okimoki I assume the physical release company wants to use up it's Wii u stuff and these are the games that said yes.
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