Platinum Games’ The Wonderful 101 Remastered was supposed to launch digitally and physically May 19, with backers getting digital copies starting May 7. However, Platinum updated the game’s Kickstarter page today with a backers-only post, saying COVID-19 distribution issues mean — you guessed it — physical versions of The Wonderful 101 Remastered are delayed.
U.S. backers can expect their physical The Wonderful 101 Remastered to release June 30. Potential distribution complications mean some backers might not receive their game or rewards until after release date, though.
As compensation, Platinum will distribute Steam codes to those who purchased the physical Wonderful 101 Remastered, so they can still experience the game when it releases digitally.
Backers meant to get the digital version on May 7 are unaffected. Platinum said those codes will still go out as planned and noted that the volume of codes means some might not receive theirs immediately. However, they should still be distributed before the May 19 release date.
Kickstarter smash-hit or not, we can’t say we’re too surprised with The Wonderful 101 Remastered delay. Not when The Last of Us Part 2 was (temporarily) delayed, E3 2020 was cancelled, and even films like the Uncharted movie are being affected by the coronavirus. With the amount of work that’s gone into making this remaster something special, we also can’t wait to get our hands on it, no matter how long it takes.
The original post is Kickstarter, but non-backers can read it over at Nintendo Everything. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more The Wonderful 101 Remastered news as it develops.