Development on the massive indie crossover brawling game Bounty Battle has hit more than a few snags since it was announced back in March. Initially, the game was meant to arrive on July 16 before developer Merge Games announced at the end of June that it would be delayed by a week to July 23. Now, with just a week before the altered release date arrives, the game has been hit with yet another delay.
This time, there doesn’t seem to be a new release date for Bounty Battle set in stone yet. The current delay is due to the team wanting to implement “significant improvements” that wouldn’t be possible “without a slight delay.”
The full statement from Merge Games on the delay of Bounty Battle:
Our goal to provide an amazing couch co-op experience to our community is within reach, but we felt that we still had significant improvements to make that we simply could not achieve without a slight delay.
Our community’s experience is of utmost importance to us, so keeping that in mind we decided that we needed more time to deliver Bounty Battle as intended and intact.
This means that Bounty Battle will no longer release on the 23rd July as previously announced. We will update the community as soon as we have a new release date to share with everyone!
We would like to take the time to thank you all for your patience and understanding in this matter.
When Bounty Battle arrives, it will also be made available in physical form. Fans can grab a standard physical edition for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, but thee’s also a Bounty Battle Signature Edition, which features the following:
- Four limited edition enamel pins featuring Bounty Battle fighters: Atlas, Lazarus, Lilith, and Tyran.
- Numbered collector’s certificate, printed with the developers’ signatures.
- 34-page booklet detailing the combatants featured in Bounty Battle.
- Sturdy “Sierra” box with foam insert.
- Outer sleeve featuring alternative artwork.