Granblue Fantasy: Relink Pushed to 2023
Cygames has announced it has pushed back the release window for Granblue Fantasy: Relink. Previously slated to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 later this year, the action RPG will now launch some time in 2023. Producer Yuito Kimura provided the following message regarding the delay:
The development team has been hard at work getting Granblue Fantasy: Relink ready for its target release date in 2022. We understand the excitement players have for this game, so it is with the utmost regret that we announce that the release date will be pushed back a second time to 2023.
Although internal and external circumstances pertaining to the novel coronavirus have been the primary hindrance to the development process, the entire staff has spared no effort in pushing to make up for lost time. However, considering the large-scale scope of this title, we believe more time is needed to further polish and optimize details and gameplay as we approach the final stretch.
All graphical resources, scenario pieces, voices, music, and other assets are in a completed stage. At this stage, we are focused on refining gameplay balance, debugging, improving audio and graphical fidelity, and making general improvements to the overall experience. We would like to ask for a little more of your patience.
Further information was slated to be revealed in June 2022, but at the moment, our plan is to share more details in December 2022. We can’t wait to show you what we have!
Granblue Fantasy: Relink is an action RPG based on Cygames’ Granblue Fantasy smartphone title. The game is set in a world of islands following among the clouds and follows the male or female main protagonist (known as Gran / Djeeta) after they come to the rescue of Lyria, a mysterious young girl who has escaped from the Erste Empire, and ends up with Lyria’s life force linked to theirs. It include numerous playable characters and will have two main modes: a single-player main story mode and quests that feature co-op for up to four players.