Earlier this morning Yusuke Tomizawa, the director for the newest title in the long-running Tales Of series, announced through a blog post that Tales of Arise would be delayed indefinitely. In the post, Tomizawa explained that the studio was facing development challenges as a result of the work-flow interruptions that came from the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with that Tomizawa explained how the company was adjusting to the pandemic, “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, we will need more time to achieve the quality and provide the gorgeous experience we envision for our players.” While development for Arise has not halted, the game’s release date will be moved to an unknown release date, with more information about a specific release window coming from Bandai Namco in the future.
Hello, everyone. Today we must announce a delay for the launch of #TalesofArise.
Our producer has written a post about the reasons for this change in date. https://t.co/xetiDFijzw
Thank you all for your continued support as we work to make Tales of Arise the best it can be!
— Tales of… (@TalesofU) June 25, 2020
Announced during E3 2019, Tales of Arise is the newest entry in the JRPG Tales of series developed by Bandai Namco. Originally planned for release in early 2021, Tales of Arise will be coming to current and next-gen Xbox and Playstation Consoles, as well as PC. Tales of Arise tells the story of two different heroes on the planet of Dahna, “our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future, set on a planet being destroyed by a ruler set on stripping the world of its resources and energy.”
While no specific date has been announced yet for the official release of the game, Bandai Namco has promised to release more information soon through their twitter and blog. The blog post and official announcement about the delay of Tales of Arise can be found on the announcement page on Bandai Namco’s website for Tales of Arise.