Publisher FDG Entertainment and developer Game Atelier have delayed Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom from its previously planned November 6 release date on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch to December 4.
The delay is a result of “unforeseen difficulties” in the production of the physical edition, which forced the publisher to reschedule. The physical edition will be released for PlayStation 4 and Switch.
“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-One edition properly with keeping our promises of its content,” FDG Entertainment said.
“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.”
FDG Entertainment clarified that “the digital and physical release are tightly linked to each other, so this means the game release will take place on December 4 for both the digital and physical release.”
A PC version of Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is due out in Q1 2019.