Each week as I’m putting together our weekly Out Now post it’s inevitable that there’s a handful of titles that we’re expecting to launch but don’t quite make it in time for that post, which goes up at around 11pm EST on Wednesday nights. That usually means that my Thursdays and Fridays are filled with me constantly checking the App Store to see when those “missing" games actually launch, and for the most part they trickle out by the time the weekend kicks off. We were expecting Shadow Fight 2: Special Edition to launch this week as that was what developer Nekki had originally told us, but unfortunately after refreshing their App Store page for the past two days it looks like it was all for naught as the iOS version has been officially delayed until next week.
Guys, we're excited as much as all of you about SF2SE. But iOS version will come next week, not sooner. Sorry for delay, it'll be worth it!
— Shadow Fight 3 (@ShadowFight_3) August 18, 2017
Bummer! But these things happen. It’s not entirely clear what caused the delay of Shadow Fight 2: Special Edition on iOS, but in a previous tweet Nekki stated that they were “doing our best to bring you SF2SE in a more polished state" so perhaps there was a last minute bug that popped up or some sort of issue getting it through Apple approval. Whatever the case, there is a small silver lining to this, if you’re an Android user at least. Shadow Fight 2: Special Edition is available on Google Play today as intended, so if you have an Android device you can check it out there until the iOS version drops (hopefully) next week.
In semi-related news, Shadow Fight 1, which is the Facebook game that started it all, is officially shutting down on September 29th. The game originally launched way back in 2011, and as compensation for those still playing if you log in from today until the game shuts down you’ll get 900,000 rubies to spend as you please. We’ll let you know just as soon as the iOS version of Shadow Fight 2: Special Edition goes live, and of course there’s the highly-anticipated sequel Shadow Fight 3 coming on November 16th as well.