There's no shame in admitting your pile of 2017 gaming gems just keeps getting bigger and bigger. It's a massive year for video games, and developers are clearly starting to weight up the competition. Over The Moon's The Fall Part 2: Unbound has been delayed to dodge the onslaught of the AAA holiday lineup.
Originally expected to release early this year, reports place The Fall Part 2: Unbound for both a September and tentative Q3 2017 release. With all three of these projected release dates being in the past at this point, those looking forward to the title were likely expecting a delay.
But this hasn't been caused by poor development estimates or troubled work. In a statement issued by Over The Moon, we're told the game is "essentially done" but that "releasing it in October, November or December, among all the AAA titles, is commercial suicide". And they have a very good point. Being a fairly niche title, releasing late in the year is usually asking to be swallowed by the Holiday void.
Considered a mix of classic Metroidvania and Point and Click, The Fall Part 2: Unbound focuses on artificial intelligence and the existential crisis usually explored with it.
Speaking on the delay, Over The Moon CEO said "We want this game to shock you, excite you, make you laugh, thematically challenge you and put you in situations you have never been in before. It’s our highest goal that video games can change people for the better, and The Fall part 2: Unbound is as rich with interesting ideas as it is fun to play".
The silver lining here is that the game's revised February release date means every announced platform will see a simultaneous release. No more spoiler worries!