Starcolt and Alliance Games have announced their decision to delay Best Friend Forever into June.
This “really difficult decision” was made in response to circumstances beyond the team’s control, although they are confident that they can meet their revised release date.
“This has been a very difficult time for everyone, and unsurprisingly as the world is in upheaval, so was our development of Best Friend Forever,” their update starts.
“Back in March, we protected our staff and those around us by shifting to working from home a week before New Zealand went into lockdown, determined to carry on and meet our release date of May 14.
“We’re very sorry to let you know that circumstances beyond our control mean we’re just not able to get this game out on the date we wanted — but it’s not delayed by very long! We are shifting our release date to June 18, 2020.
“It’s been a really difficult decision for the team, but in order to make sure we can get all of our t’s crossed and i’s dotted, we think it’s the right one and we hope you’ll bear with us.
“Shipping during a pandemic was never going to be easy, and we simply couldn’t have predicted what a global impact this was going to have, not to mention the impact on our psyches and home lives as we all worked from home.
“We want to thank you for all your support and encouragement you’ve given us so far, and ask you to stick with us a little longer as we get these good pups out the door, awaiting your virtual adoption.
“Feel free to comment with any questions and we’ll get back to you — but for now, stay strong, hang in there, and we’ll do our part by delivering the best dog-care and dating-sim hybrid the world has ever seen. Mostly because we’re fairly certain it’s the only one. But it’s also good.”
After stepping off the bus at Rainbow Bay, in Best Friend Forever you will have the chance to meet a diverse cast of hot single dog owners in the area.
With the developer combining classic tend and befriend gameplay with an engaging dating-sim narrative, after creating your dating profile you will adopt one of four special puppers.
Once you have made your choice, you’re free to live your best life – bonding with your adopted canine companion as your human love life grows alongside the relationship you share with your fluffy best friend.
Best Friend Forever will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 18th June 2020.