Manticore – Galaxy on Fire delay “a few weeks,” related to 5.0 update

Manticore - Galaxy on Fire delay

Manticore – Galaxy on Fire saw a last-minute delay just a few days before it was supposed to release on March 22, 2018. Patrick Imbusch, lead designer on Manticore, has provided a couple tidbits about when Nintendo Switch owners will be able to play the game.

“We didn’t make that decision lightly, but it had to be done due to an unexpected issue that basically occured at the very last minute and despite our best efforts couldn’t be fixed in time,” Imbusch said.

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The publisher revealed to Switch Era that these issues cropped up after the Nintendo Switch 5.0 system update. Jack, who will be handling our review for Manticore, noted that the game was virtually unplayable in its current state.

” […] you can probably imagine it’s a very unfortunate situation for everyone involved, as we were just excited as you to see reviews, discussions and especially you guys getting your hands on it today,” Imbusch continued.

Imbusch expects to announce a new release date for Manticore – Galaxy on Fire in “the coming days.” He noted that it should only be a few weeks, not months, before this ambitious space-shooter is finally available on Nintendo Switch.

This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  ShadowXX 6 months, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #3367 Reply

    Carl
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    Manticore – Galaxy on Fire saw a last-minute delay just a few days before it was supposed to release on March 22, 2018. Patrick Imbusch, lead designer
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    George
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    Well it’s better to be delayed than release a game which isn’t playable- something that’s happened a few times on Switch. Looking forward to playing it when it’s fixed

  • #3681 Reply

    ShadowXX

    I don’t think it will ever be fixed…..a game that went from “playing normal” to “impossible to play” only because of a new Firmware must have been critical issues.
    Ever heard of an other PS4, XBox One or even Nintendo Switch/3DS game that doesen’t work anymore because of an updated firmwire? I don’t. Also i did not belive that the devs did not get an early Version of Firmware 5.0, long before the public release.
    I think the firmware thing is only a cover of much bigger problems deep inside the core of the gamecode.

    And where is the update for the release date. They told something about a few days…..now it is a week and there are no news. When looking at the fishlabs forums, you only find one entry that is related to the Switch. And that is a question if there will be a Switch Version…..nowhere else in the forum is the Switch version even mentioned. On the official Galaxy on Fire website is also no sign of a Switch Version……an the support i contacted denied that there is or will be a Switch version.

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