Spin the Bottle, the Wii U party game named after the middle school party game, has been delayed. Originally slated for July, developer KnapNok says that it will probably release in mid-August due to rigorous quality assurance testing.
"The game has been done for months now, we are going through the last quality assurance with Nintendo and it has taken way longer than anticipated," read a statement from KnapNok to MyNintendoNews (via Eurogamer). It says that the problem is its variety of activities, like pressing buttons with your nose or crawling around blindfolded. "Each of these things is non-conventional and there are just so many rules and requirements that can go wrong."
While the statement calls the last few months of testing "painful," it notes that it hasn't just been sitting idly by in the meantime. "We have already started prototyping our next update. There is so much interesting design space to explore of games that makes the players look at each other, communicate with each other or touch each other and we are looking forward to be able to start talking about all this new stuff." Those updates will be free for early adopters, who also get it a bit cheaper. Late-comers will have to pay a bit more for updated versions.