Koei Tecmo has cancelled the physical PlayStation 5 release of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy in Japan. The title – which was due out shortly after the next-gen console’s launch in Japan, on 3rd December – was due to receive a Blu-ray run in the region, but the publisher cited “various reasons” for its cancellation. It’ll also be digital-only when it launches from 26th January in the West.
The good news is that Japanese gamers will be able to purchase the game physically for the PlayStation 4 and upgrade to the PS5 version for free, or they’ll be able to download it from the PlayStation Store. We assume this all comes down to the console being an unknown quantity in the country, with the publisher uncertain how large the market will be for boxed copies of this admittedly niche release.