Always Best To Delay
Monster Harvest has been delayed to August 31. While this is unfortunate, it is better to delay a few weeks instead of releasing an unfinished product. I’m sure we all remember the Cyberpunk 2077 debacle here.
Here is a note from the team:
We know you’ll be disappointed and we do not take these decisions lightly. There was one final development hurdle to jump over that didn’t quite work out and pushing back a little was necessary to deliver exactly what we want players to experience. There’s a wonderful community that has sprouted up around Monster Harvest and we absolutely want to do right by the community, even when it means making what could be a disappointing decision.
The Steam demo is still there and available to play! Your progress in the demo will carry over to the full game, though you may want to consider starting fresh and taking advantage of any improvements and fixes added by that point.
Thank you so much for the continued support and your patience as we make sure Planimal Point is ready for your arrival!
For the uninitiated, Monster Harvest is sort of a combination of Pokemon and Stardew Valley. You grow loyal companions that you can go exploring and take part in turn-based battles. If fighting isn’t really your thing, there is the farming aspect where you grow and mutate crops, customize your house, craft your own furniture and make delicious jams.
While this delay is unfortunate, This game looks more than worth the wait. If it sounds like something you might be interested in, there is a free demo on steam so you can try the game out now and carry your progress over once the game does release.
Source: press release