Sad news for those of you waiting to see when Tales Of Arise would be released this year, as Bandai Namco has pushed the window back. This week, the game's producer Yusuke Tomizawa released a statement saying that the game would be pushed out of the 2020 release window it was originally given and will be released at a later date. The game was first revealed back at E3 2019, and since then we've heard very little about the game or its development. Now we know that the COVID-19 outbreak, along with other factors, have pushed the game's development back. We have the statement for you below.
As you may have already seen in media stories and on our social media channels, we have made the decision to delay the launch timing of Tales Of Arise, the latest title in the Tales Of series. The goal for Tales Of Arise is to provide a familiar but innovative gameplay experience to fans of the series, while pushing the technical envelope to deliver a high level of graphical quality to impress both long-time players and those who have never played a Tales Of game. Development on the title has move steadily forward in 2020 as we overcame challenges along the way.
While COVID-19 has affected some aspects of development, we've done our best to adapt to the situation and have implemented remote development capabilities for our team. However, to achieve the quality and provide the gorgeous experience we envision for our players, we will need more time to realize that vision and therefore we decided to delay the launch timing for Tales Of Arise. A new launch window update will be provided once we have more details to share. In the meantime, the determination of our development team has not weakened. It is always darkest before the dawn, as illustrated in the image below. We hope you will join us as a bring a new Tales of adventure to light.
[…] Thank you for your patience and support for Tales Of Arise and the Tales Of series.