Taro Yoko’s (NieR, NieR: Automata) fairy-themed smartphone game SINoALICE was supposed to launch late last week – we’ve learned it has been delayed.
The new game, developed by Pokelabo, will forgo its planned July 18th worldwide launch. A new worldwide release date will be coming months.
Reasoning behind the delay (via their official Facebook page) was the studio has been “running our final maintenance and check-ups” for the global release, and as such discovered the localization for the game needed more polish.
Here’s the full message:
This is the Management Team for SINoALICE.
First and foremost, we would like to express our sincerest apologies to inform everyone who has been waiting a long time for the World Wide Launch, that the service schedule has been delayed.
SINoALICE is a work in progress that began last year, during which we aimed to open its services on July 18th, 2019.
As the opening date draws nearer, we have been running our final maintenances and check-ups for the global service. However, we have come to the conclusion that the localization quality of SINoALICE is nowhere near perfect at this stage of development.
In this regard, we have made many discussions with the Japanese developers, and at the cost of rescheduling the World Wide Launch, we have decided to optimize the localization of the game to provide the highest level of satisfaction for all users.
As the service schedule has been delayed, we are fully aware that many of you are disappointed and once again, we take this opportunity to apologize for our shortcomings.
As much hype there was built up for the global service of SINoALICE, our priority is to provide you with an experience that exceeds your expectations. We hope you understand that we have made a very difficult decision in delaying our global services.
The future World Wide Launch schedule is currently being negotiated.
As much as you are curious about the exact date of release, we will try our best to bring you the fully localized version of SINoALICE as soon as possible.
Furthermore, compensatory rewards for the service delay are currently being discussed internally.
We will notify you about the new World Wide Launch date and compensations through detailed announcements in the future.
Once again, we would like to express our sincerest apologies to everyone who has shown so much love and interest in SINoALICE.
SINoALICE has been available in Japan for iOS and Android.