Hatch Tales
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Atooi's latest game Hatch Tales was meant to be arriving on the Switch eShop this month, but it's now been delayed again. It will now apparently be releasing on 23rd August 2024. This follows a last-minute delay at the end of March this year, which led to the game being pushed back to June.

As we've previously mentioned, this enhanced HD port (formerly known as 'Chicken Wiggle Workshop') was originally crowdfunded in early 2018 (with an initial estimated delivery of December 2018). So it's now been more than six years in the making.

The reason behind this latest delay is to ensure a high-quality experience, and this requires many layers of iteration, polish, and bug squashing. To make up for this, Atooi has shared four new screenshots, demonstrating some previously unseen features. There will also be a special "Hatch Tales Deep Dive Showcase" airing on Atooi's YouTube channel on 21st June 2024.

Hatch Tales Revised Release Date

Despite our best efforts to complete the final polish phase of Hatch Tales sooner, more time is needed to ensure the game delivers the exceptional experience we strive for. The last thing we want to do is further delay the game, but we cannot release the game before it is ready. Our dedication to producing a high quality player experience requires many layers of iteration, polish, and bug squashing. The revised release date for Hatch Tales is August 23, 2024.

The hard work the team has poured into the creation of Hatch Tales is markedly noticeable in the game. We are thrilled with the results and excited to share the fruits of our labor with everyone. Today we are sharing four new carefully selected screenshots that demonstrate previously unseen features and we will also have a special Hatch Tales Deep Dive Showcase available on Atooi’s YouTube channel on June 21, 2024 (https://www.youtube.com/@Atooi), which will reveal and explore many new and exciting features.

We sincerely appreciate our community’s ongoing support and patience as we work diligently to finish the game. Thank you for your understanding.

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