Fairy Tail RPG seemingly got delayed again, most probably due to the Covid-19 pandemic and work from home slowing down development.
Koei Tecmo and Gust reportedly announced in this week’s Famitsu Magazine that their RPG adaptation of Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail has been delayed. According to the usual Famitsu magazine leaks, Fairy Tail RPG was delayed from its June 26 release date and is now coming on July 30.
This week’s Famitsu magazine (officially titled “Weekly Famisu Magazine June 4, 2020 Issue”) isn’t out yet and will be available on May 21 midnight digitally. These leaks are rarely ever wrong though. Koei Tecmo should confirm the delay in a few hours alongside Famitsu’s release. We’ll be sure to update this article then.
If confirmed, this would be the second delay for Fairy Tail RPG, as it was first supposed to release on March 19. Back when that first delay happened, Producer Keisuke Kikuchi explained how the game has been furthermore improved.
The most likely scenario is development of the game slowing down due to work from home conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. If you’re been keeping an eye on DualShockers, we reported multiple times these past weeks how Japanese studios in particular are struggling to adapt. Square Enix, Arc System Works, Masahiro Sakurai, or niche studios you probably never heard about like Entergram all mentioned development is slowing down with telework.
Fairy Tail RPG is coming to PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. You can read the latest character profiles and game systems, most notably the guild system and the duel system, with our past coverage.The game has a physical limited edition in Japan with an Erza + Lucy + Wendy swimsuit poster. You can check it out here along with some OST samples. This physical Limited Edition, titled the Guild Box, was announced in Europe and my own country France, but not in USA. Seems like americans always get the short end of the stick when it comes to limited editions.