Folks looking forward to Koei Tecmo and Gust’s Fairy Tail will have to wait a little longer before going hands-on with the JRPG. According to a new letter, the game will be pushed back to late July of this year due to the coronavirus. This means the game in question will no longer launch across PC, PS4, and Switch in late-June.
According to the previous delay that Koei Tecmo sent out on February 6th, 2020, it touched on how the team was sorry for delaying the JRPG and how the extra time will be used for polishing Fairy Tail.
The same letter went on to make mention of the team working to make sure that stuff like magic effects, cut-scenes, gameplay balance, and other in-game content will be up to par.
Well, as of today, the JRPG will no longer release on its second due date due to coronavirus measures. Instead of June 25th remaining as the day when gamers and fans alike could get lost in the “thrilling” world of Fairy Tail, July 30th (for Europe and Japan) and July 31st (for North America) will be the new release window:
— KOEI TECMO AMERICA (@KoeiTecmoUS) May 21, 2020
If you can’t read or see the above tweet, here’s a written version:
“Due to the ever-changing world disrupted by COVID-19, Koei Tecmo and Gust Studios are pushing back the release of Fairy Tail until July 31st, 2020. The development team is working extremely hard through an unprecedented time to deliver the ultimate magical JRPG experience to fans across the world and we appreciate everybody’s patience as we put the final touches on this thrilling adventure.”
The good news is that Gust producer Keisuke Kikuchi had said back in 2019 that he won’t shy away from fan-service content. In other words, fans can expect the real deal since Mashima notes that he has a lot of say in his IP and is always thinking from the viewpoint of fans.
Hopefully, this game won’t face any form of censorship or any more delays, but time will tell. In the meantime, Fairy Tail will launch this year for PC, PS4, and Switch on July 30th in Europe and Japan and on July 31st in North America.