Freedom Planet was part of Nintendo’s Nindies @ Home promotion this year during E3 and was due out at the beginning of August. Now the game has been delayed due to a serious issue that was found in the retail version of Wii U consoles and not in any of the Wii U dev kit units possessed by either the developer or Nintendo. As such, developer GalaxyTrail games has delayed the game to August 20.
Despite that being the title of the thread where it was announced, the actual body of the announcement makes it seem as though the game will be delayed indefinitely if the issue hasn’t been resolved by August 20. Here’s the full announcement below:
As luck would have it, a serious bug in the Wii U version of Freedom Planet was found today that causes Wii U consoles to freeze, requiring a hard reset of the system. This bug only occurs in retail versions of the console, so neither Nintendo nor MP2 experienced the issue and we were only made aware of it by members of the press who tried the game over the past couple days.
We cannot allow the game to launch in a state that would potentially cause damage to Wii U consoles or make players think there is something wrong with their console, so we are delaying again until the issue is fixed. No one is more disappointed at this than me, but we have to do what we have to do.
It’s admirable of the developer to delay the game so that this isn’t a widely experienced problem.
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