In its microblog, Koei Tecmo confirmed information that was originally reported in the Weekly Famitsu magazine. They said that the role-playing action Fairy Tail from Gust will not be released in June.
As expected, the new delay will be only for a month. It is now planned that the premiere of Fairy Tail will take place on July 30. However, this date is relevant only for Europe and Japan, because in North America the game will appear a day later.
As it often happens now, the situation is directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. At Gust, they apologized and assured their fans that they are already finishing the game.
Gust said the development team has been working hard in this unprecedented period to give fans around the world a magical Japanese RPG.
Fairy Tail is not the only victim of COVID-19 among Japanese games. Earlier, due to the pandemic, Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road, Guilty Gear –Strive, and the PC version of Death Stranding had to be postponed.
However, the pandemic influenced the games not only from the Land of the Rising Sun. Wasteland 3, The Binding of Isaac: Repentance, Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break, and some other games will not be released on time because of the COVID-19.
Fairy Tail is being developed for PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Initially, the game was supposed to be released on March 19, but in February the release was postponed because the authors did not have time to balance the project.