Tales of Arise, the next entry in Bandai Namco's long running Tales series, has been hit with a rather vague delay. The action role-playing title was first announced at E3 2019 with a cool looking trailer, but the game's been missing in action ever since. Back in January of this year, the title was actually rated in Korea, leading to speculation that its launch was a lot closer than we first thought. But of course, nothing came of that.
In a new development update, Bandai Namco writes: "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, and therefore we decided to delay the launch timing for Tales of Arise."
Tales of Arise was originally supposed to release in 2020, but it's unclear whether this delay pushes it into 2021 or not, as no new release window has been announced. "A new launch window update will be provided once we have more details to share," the post continues.
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