Children and Morta was originally set to release on October 15th, 2019 for the Switch, Xbox One and Playstation 4. Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch version will be pushed back to November 20th, 2019. They did not wish to compromise the quality of the game or release something that is not ready, so they pushed back the Switch release.
Dead Mage and 11 bit studios had this to say about the delay:
To the players and our fans,
Spending 5 years creating a game is exhausting. Spending 5 years creating a game and then having to delay it — that’s just brutal — but when you’re aiming for excellence and you know it’s within your grasp, you just do it. Such is the case with Children of Morta on the Nintendo Switch. We still have a couple of kinks to work out and are pushing for quality over anything else. The community may forgive us for the delay, but forgiveness won’t come so easily if we release a game that’s not working perfectly. As delivering the best performance is our highest priority, we are simply delaying the game to November 20th to allow ourselves the time we need. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 releases are going as planned on the 15th of October.
At 11 bit studios, there is no space for compromise when it comes to quality. For players, it means a bit more of a wait. For us, a bit more hard work which we’re glad to do because, in the end, we all have the same goal — a fantastic game.
Dead Mage & 11 bit studios