FDG Entertainment has announced that Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom’s release has been hit with a delay, now arriving a month later than planned.
This comes after the publisher discovered that the physical production would take longer than expected, and, rather than choose to release it incomplete to meet the original date, they have chosen to push it back.
“Unfortunately the production of the physical card/disc package ran into unforeseen difficulties. This forces us to reschedule the release once again, we’re very sorry about that. It turned out that the physical goods manufacturing takes longer than initially planned and we could only choose between rushing out in time or complete the Day-1 edition properly with keeping our promises of its content,” FDG Entertainment explained on the official website.
“There was no question: we’re now reaching a five-year production cycle of Monster Boy and it didn’t make sense to us to have an incomplete physical release so we decided to give the manufacturing process more time so the physical release can shine as the game itself. So much polishing, so much work – we don’t want to see a half-baked physical release.
“We learned about the production difficulties yesterday so you can imagine that we had a very hectic 24 hours window to look for a new release date. The next possible and also reasonable date was December 4 so we reserved that one right away. Please understand that digital and physical release are tightly linked to each other so this means the game release will take place on December 4 for both digital and physical release.
“Again, we’re very sorry for the short notice and we can understand that this is gut-punching news for some of you but there was no other way. We also wanted to let you know as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.”
In this colourful action-adventure game, you play as Jin, who, with six special forms to swap between that each have their own unique combat and platforming abilities, must save Monster World Kingdom.
Whether defeating enemies, discovering new paths and secrets or retrieving magic weapons and items that will open up the world, this epic adventure, complete with hand-drawn animations, looks more than promising.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on December 4th.