PlatinumGames have reportedly told Kickstarter backers that their physical versions of The Wonderful 101: Remastered will be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In summation, the post states that the physical version of the game for backers will be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. PlatinumGames now estimates that the physical versions will ship to backers in late June.
As an apology to backers, all physical version backers will receive a Steam download code at the same time digital backers would (starting May 7th).
The physical version and retail release will now happen June 30th in the US, and July 3rd in Europe. There is no word whether the normal digital release dates for non-backers are affected.
You can find the statement in full below.
“Hey there all you Wonderful backers,
We hope you’re all taking care of yourselves in these difficult times. In this update, we want to address a few questions and concerns regarding game and reward delivery that have cropped up recently.
Unfortunately, due to the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic, we’re expecting delays in preparing the US and EU physical versions. Backer rewards are being given the highest priority, but due to distribution issues, backers who have chosen physical versions of the game may receive it after general retail release. Our current estimate for the start of shipping rewards is late June. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.
We know this is incredibly frustrating, and as a token of our apology for this, we will be providing all physical version backers with a Steam download code for The Wonderful 101: Remastered, so that they can play the game at the same time as backers who purchased the digital version.
Codes for digital versions of The Wonderful 101: Remastered will go out to backers who pledged the corresponding tiers starting on May 7th. Due to the number of codes it may take some time for all backers to receive them, but we will work to get all digital tier backer codes out ahead of the retail release.
Physical Version Retail Release
Due to the effects of COVID-19 on production on distribution, the retail release date of The Wonderful 101: Remastered has been pushed back, to June 30th for the US version package release, and July 3rd for the EU version package release. While we are working to prioritize backer rewards, please bear in mind that the state of shipping and distribution in various areas may result in some backers getting their rewards after retail release. Again, we apologize for the unforeseen issues, and we are doing our best to get everyone the game as soon as possible.
We thank everyone for their patience in these unpredictable times, and hope you are all staying safe and healthy.”
The Wonderful 101: Remastered officially launches May 19th in North America, May 22nd in Europe, and June 11th in Japan, on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.