On the April 30th update to Kickstarter backers, PlatinumGames notified supporters of a delay to The Wonderful 101: Remastered release date due to Covid-19. The Wonderful 101: Remastered is the latest of a number of games coming out of Japan delayed due to lockdown. As part of the update, physical backers will receive their copy after retail sometime in June. Backers who funded a digital copy will start receiving their codes on May 7th. Steam codes are being sent to physical backers of both console versions to make up for the delay. In addition to the Kickstarter backer delay, the physical retail release will not be on sale June 30th. We have seen a number of delays coming out of Japan due to limitations on working from home. The entire PlatinumGames statement can be found below.
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.
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