Serenity Forge announced via Twitter that Doki Doki Literature Club Plus physical copies will see another delay. This news comes just a week before its planned release on September 21, 2021. Physical copies will now release on October 8, 2021. Serenity Forge also assured customers that there will be no more further delays going forward.
Like the previous delay, Serenity Forge cited the pandemic as the main cause. Specifically, manufacturing limitations and shipping delays, as well as material and labor shortages. The fault doesn’t seem to lie with Serenity Forge. It noted that its partners are the ones dealing with the logistical challenges.
However, the publisher has confirmed with partners that there will be “no further delays” past the new release date. Furthermore, Serenity Forge thanked customers for their continued support and enthusiasm. Below is a portion of the official statement:
Due to these continued logistical challenges our partners have been facing, the physical release will be delayed to October 8, 2021. After assessing their production timelines our partners have confirmed with us that there will be no further delays in the physical release.
We want to sincerely thank you for your continued support as a community, both in your reception of the initial release of DDLC Plus, and in your enthusiasm for the upcoming physical edition. We are as excited as you are to experience all the love that has been put into this physical edition when you receive it in just a few short weeks.
The Doki Doki Literature Club Plus physical edition will come with a physical copy of the game, as well as various bonus merchandise such as acrylic stands, a poem from Monika, and more. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus itself features a variety of new content such as art, songs, and six new side stories to enjoy.
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is immediately available digitally on the PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. Physical copies for the Switch, PS4, and PS5 will arrive on October 8, 2021.