It was first slated for a 2018 release, but the highly anticipated Children of Morta will now be missing that launch date. Don’t worry though, because for every bad piece of news there is some good – and the slight delay will see the game now releasing on multiple formats.
Created by 11 bit studios and Dead Mage, a collective decision to postpone the release of Children of Morta was no doubt a tough one to make. But seeing as the overall goal was to deliver a mind-blowing, story-driven hack n’ slasher, there is no point in launching something that doesn’t live up to the hype.
But even though the journey is going to take a bit longer than expected, the news that Children of Morta will now be hitting Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch alongside the PC release, should ensure that fans across the globe have even more to look forward to.
Much of the reason behind the delay is the time-consuming change in relation to Children of Morta’s growth. The game is increasing significantly in size, as each of the three biomes the player can visit will now have more, larger, levels. Another addition that has been implemented is that of including mini-bosses awaiting at the end of each level. The storyline praised in the previews is going to be written with a bolder pen too, making the game’s world more strongly tied to the plot. All in all, there’s more work ahead for the devs but it’s for the good of the game.
“Having a solid amount of feedback after shows like PAX Prime, and knowing exactly the goal we need to reach, we have decided to move the release date of Children of Morta, on all platforms, to 2019”, says Producer, Marek Ziemak. “There is huge potential for this gem and we know how to fulfill it, so some things are already put in motion. I strongly believe in Mr. Miyamoto’s words about delaying a game to make sure it’s brilliant when it releases and nothing less. Also, and I believe this is important from the gaming community’s perspective, we are now developing Children of Morta for all four major platforms and there will be a simultaneous launch on all of them – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.”
About Children of Morta
The Bergson family has guarded Mount Morta for generations but now face their most dangerous trial. Corruption has spread, morphing the once peaceful mountain into a violent and monster-infested nightmare. Take part in their journey and experience what it means to be in a family of heroes. An emotional roguelike with gorgeous pixel-art, Children of Morta combines a powerful narrative of familial ties with intense hack-and-slash gameplay in an ever-changing world. Choose the best character for your playstyle, craft new items for your adventure, and fight to find out what is the real source of evil.
Will you be checking out Children Of Morta in 2019? If so, is the decision to launch on multiple formats something you admire? Let us know in the comments.