Gal*Gun: Double Peace, the very tongue-in-cheek on-rails shooter from Inti Creates, has had its western release delayed by about 2 weeks. Western publisher PQube Games confirmed the news this morning with a tweet clarifying that the title is now releasing on July 29th in the UK and August 2nd in North America. Although the company hasn't confirmed the reasons for this slight delay, considering a similar delay occurred for NIS America's Grand Kingdom when that publisher faced manufacturing issues it seems likely that this is the case here as well. With all that being said, the specific reasons for this delay are relatively moot as the end result is the same either way. Gamers looking forward to Gal*Gun: Double Peace will have a little longer to wait before they can get their hands on the title's western release.
One notable thing about Gal*Gun: Double Peace's western release is that the title will feature no censorship despite the game's abundance of sexual themes that helped get the game an M rating from the ESRB.
On the flip side, anyone interested in the title should look forward to when our interview with PQube Games' own Geraint Evans goes up later this week! It won't change the fact that the game is delayed, but maybe it'll help ease the pain by at least a little bit.
We'll update you with more information on the title as more news comes in.
While there's not much anyone can do about this delay, I still find it a little disappointing. After sitting down and playing the title at AnimeExpo 2016 over the 4th of July weekend I was surprised at how much I enjoyed playing the game. This delay also affects the review copies of the title, which means our preview + review of the title will have to wait as well. If nothing else, today's news annoys me simply because I had to edit my already scheduled article regarding my Geraint Evans interview to reflect the title's new western release dates.