Sonic the Hedgehog has had such a run of bad luck in recent history that even games he inspired are starting to feel it. Freedom Planet, which started life as a fan made Sonic game in the vein of the classic Sega Genesis titles, was featured by Nintendo at E3 this year but has seen a plethora of issues hold it back from release. Unfortunately, the problem is so bad that the developer, GalaxyTrail, has cancelled their current release plans and don’t know when the game will be made available. The game’s producer, Stephen DiDuro, issued a statement on the delay via GalaxyTrail’s website:
“Our patch for the Wii U version of Freedom Planet didn’t fix all of the freezing issues. In light of this, we are cancelling our launch for the time being. We’re only going to announce a release date after the game is fixed and free of all issues not present in the PC version.
I understand that some fans out there were already upset at the last delay and that further delays would be the last straw, and to them I can only say that I’m sorry. I do not intend to deliver anything less than a 100% faithful and clean port, regardless of how long it takes.”
The game has been available on PC for a while now, but I doubt I’m alone in my desire to play it on Wii U, especially considering how fun the Nindies@Home demo was. Hopefully GalaxyTrail will get it all sorted out soon enough. Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information as it develops.