We regret to inform you there will be fewer (well, fewer than usual) creepy crawlies under the tree this holiday season as IGN reports that THQ's Wii-exclusive Deadly Creatures has scurried underground until February 2009.

The delay marks the second for the eight-legged action title, which was originally scheduled to ship in October and then again in mid-December, though like a radioactive cockroach it simply refuses to die. Hopefully the extra time will give the developers a chance to improve on what we played earlier this year. Until then, we'll be replacing the game on our Christmas lists with some much needed bug spray.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.