Nintendo’s press release today confirms that both Sin & Punishment: Star Successor as well as Metroid: Other M will be delayed. Originally slated to release on June 7 and June 27, Sin & Punishment and Metroid are now officially releasing on June 27 and August 31 respectively.
No explanation was given as to why this was done. It’s likely that the decision was made to give more room between Nintendo’s key 2010 releases such as Super Mario Galaxy 2 which is set to release on May 23rd. The European release date for Sin & Punishment 2 stays the same though Metroid: Other M is now penned for Q3 2010.