For anyone who was looking forward to Freedom Planet on the Wii U on August 13th, I have some bad news to tell you. Galaxy Trail was forced to delay the game’s release to August 20, 2015 after a major bug was found in the game. Stevie DiDuro released a statement regarding the bug:
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. This bug only occurs in retail versions of the console, so neither Nintendo nor MP2 experienced the issue and we were only made aware of it by members of the press who tried the game over the past couple days.
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. No one is more disappointed at this than me, but we have to do what we have to do.
Thank you for your patience and we will continue to update you on the status of our Wii U release.
I am glad Stevie is taking the time to fix the bug and not release the game in its previous state. It is unfortunate the game had to be delayed again, but it was better for someone else to catch the problem and not potential customers. No one is going to want to have their Wii U freeze during the game. Let’s cross our fingers Wii U owners will be able to play Freedom Planet on August 20th and that there are no further issues with the game. If any new updates arise, we will let you know immediately.