Publisher FDG Entertainment has announced that Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom has been pushed back from its original release date of November 6 and is now set to launch on December 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
The delay is said to have been caused by “unforeseen difficulties” with the physical editions of the game, which will be available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. An official statement on the matter was made by FDG Entertainment and can be seen below as well as on the official website for the game:
Unfortunately the production of the physical card/disc package ran into unforeseen difficulties. This forces us to reschedule the release once again, we’re very sorry about that. 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-1 edition properly with keeping our promises of its content.
There was no question: we’re now reaching a 5 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.
We learned about the production difficulties yesterday so you can imagine that we had a very hectic 24 hours window to look for a new release date. The next possible and also reasonable date was December 4 so we reserved that one right away. Please understand that digital and physical release are tightly linked to each other so this means the game release will take place on December 4 for both digital and physical release. Again, we’re very sorry for the short notice and we can understand that this is gut punching news for some of you but there was no other way. We also wanted to let you know as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Watch the Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom trailer below.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on December 4. A PC release is expected in Q1 2019.