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Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Delayed Until December 4, 2018




Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom will not be launching on November 6, 2018, the most recent release date revealed in August 2018. Its new release date is December 4, 2018.  The latest Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom delay is due to production difficulties regarding the physical cartridges and discs and the amount of time needed to manufacture goods.


Here is the official statement made by FDG Entertainment on the game’s official website.


Unfortunately the production of the physical card/disc package ran into unforeseen difficulties. This forces us to reschedule the release once again, we’re very sorry about that. It turned out that the physical goods manufacturing takes longer than initially planned and we could only choose between rushing out in time or complete the Day-1 edition properly with keeping our promises of its content.


There was no question: we’re now reaching a 5 year production cycle of Monster Boy and it didn’t make sense to us to have an incomplete physical release so we decided to give the manufacturing process more time so the physical release can shine as the game itself. So much polishing, so much work – we don’t want to see a half-baked physical release.


We learned about the production difficulties yesterday so you can imagine that we had a very hectic 24 hours window to look for a new release date. The next possible and also reasonable date was December 4 so we reserved that one right away. Please understand that digital and physical release are tightly linked to each other so this means the game release will take place on December 4 for both digital and physical release. Again, we’re very sorry for the short notice and we can understand that this is gut punching news for some of you but there was no other way. We also wanted to let you know as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom originally began its life as Flying Hamster II. After a failed Kickstarter campaign, it became Monster Boy and the Wizard of Booze. In March 2016, it was announced again as Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom and given a Q2 2016 release window. It did not meet that estimate. In January 2017, it was given a 2017 release window and the Nintendo Switch was added as an additional platform. At E3 2018, it was given a Summer 2018 release window for consoles and Winter 2018 window for PCs. Then, it had a November 6, 2018 release date for consoles and Q1 2019 release window for PCs.


Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom’s current release date is December 4, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. No update was given regarding the PC release window, so it should still be arriving in Q1 2019.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.