Fairy Tail Delayed Again Due To Coronavirus

Gaming article by Patrick Perrault on Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 09:11
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Topic(s): Coronavirus

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Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Gust have delayed Fairy Tail from a most recently planned June 25 release date to a July 30 release in Europe and Japan, along with a July 31 release date in North America.

Fairy Tail is a Fantasy RPG based on a fantasy adventure comic about Natsu, a Dragon Slayer of the 'Fairy Tail' magician's guild. Throughout the game, they and his "unique" group of friends will battle "unusual and memorable enemies" which is something, I suppose.

Players will be able to upgrade their guild's facilities, complete requests, and strengthen their friendships to increase their guild rank. The higher the guild, the more challenging requests will become, which is all in the name of making their guild the number one guild in the world.

Here's the statement issued for Fairy Tail's second delay:

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 30 / 31, 2020. The development team is working extremely hard through an unprecedented time to deliver the ultimate magical Japanese RPG experience to fans across the world and we appreciate everybody’s patience as we put the final touches on this thrilling adventure.

The original story, Fairy Tail, was published in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine, which has sold over 60 million copies worldwide. There's definitely an audience waiting for this game, so let's hope that there isn't another delay, because it was already delayed to June back in February.

Fairy Tail will release on July 30 for Europe and Japan and July 31 in North America for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.

Read more about how the COVID-19 novel coronavirus is affecting the gaming world at our Coronavirus Gaming Convention Cancellations and Game Delays Hub.

What do you think of this news? Are you looking forward to Fairy Tail? Do you think a month delay is reasonable? Let us know in the comments!

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