Koei Tecmo and GUST Studios have confirmed that Fairy Tail has suffered a second delay on Nintendo Switch, due to an impact on the game’s development from COVID-19.
“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 31, 2020,” the publisher shared in a message posted on Twitter.
“The development team is working extremely hard through an unprecedented time to deliver the ultimate magical JRPG experience to fans across the world and we appreciate everybody’s patience as we put the final touches on this thrilling adventure.”
With the chance to build your five-character dream team from more than 15 playable characters, you will adventure across the Kingdom of Fiore in your quest to raise Fairy Tail to become the best guild in the region.
Those characters include the fan-favourite user of Heavenly Body Magic, Jellal Fernandes from Crime Sorcière; the Drawing Card of Fairy Tail, Mirajane Strauss; and the Thunder Dragon Slayer and grandchild of Makarov, Laxus Dreyar.
As your chosen characters fight together in the same party, their bonds gradually strengthen and their friendship level increases. This will see special conversations play out, which include original dialogue that has been written specifically for the game.
You will also have access to enhanced attacks once stronger bonds have been built, such as the Magic Chain ability lasting for a longer period of time. Whereas playing through the original character stories will raise your party member’s Character Rank, unlocking new battle skills as your reward.
Fairy Tail will release for Nintendo Switch in Europe on 30th July 2020 and across North America on 31st July 2020.