Originally scheduled for a March 19, 2020 release, Koei Tecmo’s Fairy Tail anime-based RPG has joined a myriad of other 2020 game-release delays, including Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, Dying Light 2, and even the Switch port for last year’s The Outer Worlds. Similar to the reasons given for many of these delays, Koei Tecmo said the developer simply needs more time to finish the game
Specifically, producer Keisuke Kikuchi, in apologizing for the delay, expressed the desire to polish the game to ensure maximum quality and an immersive, enriched experience, including enhancing graphical effects and overall game balance. Check out his full statement below:
I am truly sorry for FAIRY TAIL’s delay, and the inconvenience caused to our fans, partners, and stakeholders who are looking forward to this title. Please allow us to take further time to polish the game to ensure it is as high quality as possible, so we can offer you a truly immersive experience. We will be working hard to enhance the magic effects, event scene effects, improving the game balance, and more! We will talk about the improvements in more detail in the coming months. This delay will allow us to ensure we provide you a much more satisfying game. Thank you for your understanding.Keisuke Kikuchi, Fairy Tale Producer, via Koei Tecmo
The game is now scheduled for a June 25, 2020 release on Windows PC (via Steam) and for June 26 on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.