In a note from SouthPeak Games today, it was stated that the upcoming RPG Two Worlds II would be pushed back until January 2011. Those who are starved for some WesternRPG action may have been looking forward to this title, which was originally slated to come out next week, on October 5th. What was the reason given? The official statement is this:
Here’s the vital news: Two Worlds II is set for a January release in North America. We understand that this is not great news for those of you eager for an October release and we can understand that you might feel that our European cousins’ potentially getting the game before you is frustrating to say the least. However, there’s a reason for everything and although we feel that the game is truly at ‘AAA’ level, that reason is that we want Two Worlds II to be absolutely flawless when it launches in the North American market. Although we could bring the game to market earlier in order to take advantage of the holiday buying season, we felt that we would do a better service to you by making sure that the game you want is absolutely as it should be. It’s vital to us that we always give you the best possible information and this is the reason that we haven’t commented on the date before now; we did not want to say something to you, only to have that information change once again. Now, we are in a position to confirm the January release date.
Now, I’m naturally cautious about games that get pushed back too many times, because they tend to end up in the crapper when they finally are released. Case in point: Too Human. Needless to say, I was, and still am, looking forward to Two Worlds II. January should be pretty open, and the next big RPG probably won’t come along until Dragon Age 2 in March, so hopefully this push-back is good for the game. I’m really pulling for this one.