Publisher Koei Tecmo America and developer GUST Studios delayed the North American release of their upcoming fantasy adventure JRPG, Fairy Tale. The title was originally slated for a March 20th release date, but has since been pushed to June 26, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch and PS4, while PC players will get to experience it a day early. As with every delay, it is mainly to give the development team more time to polish the title and provide a smoother and enhanced version of Fairy Tale.
Producer Keisuke Kikuchi apologized to the community and the fans who were waiting for its release. However, he went on to detail some of the elements the development team will get to improve with the additional time provided, including magic effects, event scene effects, balancing issues, among others. The studio will make sure to keep the community updated on the state of the game as they approach the new release while detailing the changes and enhancements made.
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.
For those interested, Fairy Tale Digital Deluxe edition gives players special Grand Magic Games costume, a bonus Lacrima set, and a DDX Limited Ryza costume for Lucy. Not only that, even if you miss out on the latter, purchasing the title close to its release date unlocks the Early Purchase Bonus special costume for Erza. Let us know if you are planning to pick up Fairy Tale once it drops on June 26th for PS4 and Nintendo, and June 25th on PC.