Those of you planning to pick up a boxed copy of Little Nightmares II on the PlayStation 4 in the UK this week will have to wait a little longer – with publisher Bandai Namco blaming Brexit for the delay.
The company took to Twitter to apologise for the set-back, stating that physical units were being pushed back due to “unforeseen changes”. It added that it’s doing “everything in our power to ship your copies as soon as possible”.
Due to unforeseen changes after Brexit, shipping for physical copies of Little Nightmares II will be delayed in the UK & Ireland by a few days. We sincerely apologize for this delay and assure you that we are doing everything in our power to ship your copies as soon as possible— BANDAI NAMCO UK (@BandaiNamcoUK) February 4, 2021
The game’s due out digitally and physically around the world on 11th February, but those of you in the UK and Northern Ireland will have to wait a “few extra days” due to changes in legislation which has made shipping products from the European Union a little more complicated. Obviously, this is the first time we’ve seen a product in the games industry directly affected by Brexit, so hopefully publishers are able to adapt to the alterations quickly as things begin to settle down.
As for the game itself, it’s worth the wait – even if it’s not perfect. In our Little Nightmares II PS4 review, we explained: “The title relies far too heavily on trial and error, which frustrates, but many of its encounters will live with you long after the credits roll, and so it’s successful at creating a lasting impression.”