The launch of The Wonderful 101: Remastered is just around the corner, but those who backed for a physical copy of the superhero action game will be waiting a little longer.
PlatinumGames announced today in a backer update that due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the studio is expecting delays in getting U.S. and European physical versions out to backers before the retail release. Though backers are being given priority, the current estimate for shipping to start is late June.
Retail versions have also been pushed back due to the impact of COVID-19 on production and distribution. The Wonderful 101: Remastered will now hit retail on June 30 in the U.S. and July 3 for Europe.
There is a silver lining: those who backed for a physical copy of The Wonderful 101: Remastered will receive a Steam download code for the game. This will let them play alongside the digital tiers, as those start to roll out.
Despite the delay, codes for backers who selected digital versions of The Wonderful 101: Remastered will start going out on May 7. It may take time, as PlatinumGames notes, due to the number of codes, but the publisher says it will work to get "digital tier backer codes out ahead of the retail release."
A Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101: Remastered launched earlier this year and was almost immediately funded. It was part of PlatinumGames' big set of reveals to start the year, including a teaser for Project G.G., the conclusion to Platinum's "hero trilogy."
The Wonderful 101: Remastered will start going out to backers soon, though it sounds like those holding out for a retail copy will have to wait a while. No word yet if SisQo landed his cameo or not.
Thanks, Nintendo Everything.