Kongregate and Twirlbound have announced that open-world action-adventure Pine has been delayed on Nintendo Switch.
“We have to start with some very unfortunate news – news that you don’t want to write as a small indie team, but is sometimes inevitable,” the developer explained in a Kickstarter update.
“To release Pine on Switch the way it deserves, which is in a stable state and performing well, we have to unfortunately delay the Switch version with a few weeks. Our porting partner has been working for a lot of months already to keep it up to speed with the PC version and work on performance, loading and stability in the meantime, and it’s definitely getting there, but it’s not yet where it should be. Because of the long and quite strict processes on Nintendo’s side, we are unfortunately missing the October 10 deadline.
“To make absolutely sure we can hit the following date and to be able to help work on the Switch version, we are postponing the launch with about one month. We realize this is quite some time later and we deeply apologize, but we wouldn’t want to give you a subpar build that doesn’t do justice to how the game is supposed to work.
“We hope you understand. It’s not an easy game to port, but we underestimated the long-term problems of stability that would come with a game like this and didn’t plan well enough for the Nintendo QA system to be done in time. However, it’s definitely going in the right direction and it will be a superb Switch game at the end of it, we think.”
In Pine, you play as Hue, a brave young adult who belongs to the last remaining tribe of humans on the island of Albamare.
With Albamare’s factions trading and fighting one another over food and territory, Hue must learn about ways to influence the ecology in his search for a new home for the humans.
The creatures in this ever-changing world have their own have lives, goals, and quests of their own. With secrets, puzzles, and collectibles to discover, you will use tools and contraptions to help you explore and fight while working out which species to befriend or hinder.
Pine will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2019.