Tuesday, December 20, 2011
It has just been brought to me attention that Sturmwind will not be getting a release this year after all. This marks the first year we haven't gotten a new Dreamcast game since 1998. This is a sad day do be a Dreamcast gamer.
Here is what they posted on their site.
In spite of best planing, the release of Sturmwind has to be postponed: Our long-term CD-ROM manufacturer surprisingly had to declare bankruptcy after 19 years in business. From 40 employees only a few remained. Therefore this resulted in the situation that the scheduled delivery date for Sturmwind could not be met in the end.
The only possibility has been to relocate the production – to avoid further delays of the bankrupt facility. Nevertheless items like the spaceship models have been completely manufactured already. Our new partner is one of the largest videogame CD / DVD press plants in Europe with over 50 years of experience in medium production. In the meanwhile we already placed our production order for Sturmwind.
The release date is set to TBA (“to be announced”) consequently.
Details are currently clarified between redspotgames, Duranik and the new facility. Also we are arranging material for another announcement with more exact information within December, which will be after Christmas however. All orders in the redspotgames online shop will remain valid.
Despite the delay, you can still order the game and they are still not sold out of their limited editions of the game which come complete with a mini spaceship model and some great packaging.