It seems the dash won't be quite as mad as advertised. Natsume has announced that Harvest Moon: Mad Dash has gotten a last minute one week delay.
The game was originally supposed to come out on October 29th, 2019. However, around 11am of the morning on October 28th, Natsume had taken to Twitter announced that it would be missing that release date by a week. They had said the following:
Hey farmers! We’ve received word that some of the animals from #HarvestMoon: Mad Dash have escaped their pens, so the game has been slightly delayed. While this is unfortunately out of our control, we sincerely apologize for this change. It will take a few days for all the cows, boars, and fish to get corralled back up, so our new release date for #HarvestMoon: Mad Dash is November 5th!
So, what's the cause for the delay? Well, we don't know. Natsume only provided that statement on Twitter. It's possible a last second game-breaking glitch had been discovered, and the developers chose to push the game back a week instead of letting things run its course. It's also possible there was some internal issue. It seems doubtful that much can be accomplished in a week, so it's likely the issue must have been small enough to fix easily, but bad enough to make delaying the game worth it. Hopefully all this does is make Harvest Moon: Mad Dash a better product. I personally like to believe their tweet was totally 100% serious, and that the animals really did get loose and have to be recollected. It's probably better than the actual reason anyway.
Harvest Moon: Mad Dash will be launching on November 5th, 2019, for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
How do you feel about this last minute delay? Wondering what happened? Think a week was enough to fix the problem? Let us know in the comments below!