The Washington state-based development studio Harebrained Schemes has announced that its stylized hack ‘n slash dungeon crawler is the brunt of some bittersweet news. Necropolis is going to be delayed for its release PC through Steam. This information was followed with some other interesting developments.
Harebrained Schemes has partnered up with Bandai Namco to bring Necropolis to the Playstation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace. The release date for this delightfully quirky yet hard game will be pushed back to the summer of this year. This might generate some anger toward Namco Bandai from the PC camp who want to get their hand on it soon, but this is actually something that the developer pushed for. Harebrained Schemes Studio Head Mitch Gitelman had this to say in regards to the deal with Namco Bandai:
“And before it comes up, this wasn’t BANDAI NAMCO’s idea – it was ours. While I hate to slip our release date, I know from experience that doing a console release right adds a significant amount of dev work. It’s work that had to start right away (because consoles require a lot more lead-time for certification) but we didn’t want the console work to shift our focus away from launching on PC. So we believe this is absolutely the right decision, and that the additional time will make for an even better Necropolis for consoles AND for PC.”