Originally scheduled for release in North America at the end of the week, GalaxyTrail head Stephen DiDuro announced today that the Wii U version of Freedom Planet has been delayed on account of a system-breaking bug found at the last minute.
“As luck would have it, a serious bug in the Wii U version of Freedom Planet was found today that causes Wii U consoles to freeze, requiring a hard reset of the system,” DiDuro wrote on the GalaxyTrail forums, noting it’s only popping up in retail systems and members of the press alerted him to the issue.
“We cannot allow the game to launch in a state that would potentially cause damage to Wii U consoles or make players think there is something wrong with their console, so we are delaying again until the issue is fixed,” DiDuro continued.
Tentatively, Freedom Planet‘s release has been pushed back to August 20th, though that could change depending on how long it takes to fix this issue. Thanks to AugieD who tipped us on Twitter.