Wonderful 101 Remastered Physical Copies Delayed Due To Coronavirus
North American and European players will have to wait just a bit longer for The Wonderful 101: Remastered.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, developer Platinum Games has pushed back the release date for physical versions of The Wonderful 101: Remastered. The game will now arrive on store shelves on June 30 in North America and July 3 in Europe.
Due to the spread of COVID-19, the store dates for <physical> versions of The Wonderful 101 have been postponed. New dates are June 30th for NA and July 3rd for EU. We apologize to those who have been anticipating the game’s arrival, and hope everyone is staying safe.— PlatinumGames Inc. (@platinumgames) May 1, 2020
The remaster was originally slated to launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4 on May 19 in North America, May 22 in Europe, and June 11 in Japan. Platinum Games cited "unforeseen circumstances," such as store closures and "the many restrictions consumers and businesses are currently facing," as to why the studio decided to delay the physical release date of the remaster.
"We want to offer our sincerest apologies to everyone who has been anticipating the game's release, but we hope we can have your understanding regarding these unforeseen circumstances," Platinum Games said. "We are continuing to apply our best efforts to make sure that The Wonderful 101: Remastered will be able to reach everyone safely."
The digital release of The Wonderful 101: Remastered is still on track to drop on May 19 in North America and May 22 in Europe. The digital and physical release date for Japan (June 11) remains unaffected.
"The health and safety of everyone involved in getting The Wonderful 101: Remastered into stores was a key factor in our decision to delay [the] release of the game, in addition to store closures and the many restrictions consumers and businesses are currently facing," publisher Nighthawk Interactive added. "We're looking forward to delivering this action-packed experience to stores from June 30."
Platinum Games shared a trailer for the remaster in March that showed off the upgraded visuals. The trailer came not long after the official Kickstarter campaign wrapped up with more than $2 million pledged.
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