Nintendo confirmed today that they will be pushing back the release of two high-level titles, “Metroid: Other M” and “Sin & Punishment 2”. Rumors arose yesterday that the games would be pushed back after an employee at gaming retail chain “Play-N-Trade” said that the store planned to change their official release dates. Unfortunately, the wait for “Metroid: Other M” just got quite a bit longer; the game, originally set to drop on June 27th, won’t be in stores until August 31st now. Meanwhile, “S&P2” has been moved back from June 7th into Metroid’s original date, June 27th. Nintendo hasn’t given an official reason for the delays, but told Kotaku:
“this game [Metroid: Other M] is the product of a unique partnership between longtime Metroid producer Yoshio Sakamoto, Team Ninja and many other individuals and groups, all of whom have set very high standards for this latest installment in the series. Although it’s taking slightly longer than expected to complete the project, we’re confident that fans will find it to be well worth the wait.”
In other words, they’re just not going to finish in time.
Just remember kids; though the announcement is a real bummer, it’s true what they say; “Good things come to those who wait.”