Koei Tecmo Europe and developer Gust Studios have today announced that Fairy Tail has been delayed from its original 19th March release date to the 25th June.

A press release detailing the announcement says the change of date is "due to the developer’s desire to further enhance the game for a more enriching Fairy Tail experience". The game's producer, Keisuke Kikuchi, has shared the following apology:

"I am truly sorry for Fairy Tail’s delay, and the inconvenience caused to our fans, partners and stakeholders who are looking forward to this title. Please allow us to take further time to polish the game to ensure it is as high quality as possible, so we can offer you a truly immersive experience.

We will be working hard to enhance the magic effects, event scene effects, improving the game balance and more! We will talk about the improvements in more detail in the coming months. This delay will allow us to ensure we provide you a much more satisfying game. Thank you for your understanding!"

The game is described as a "magical JRPG" based on Hiro Mashima’s best-selling manga and anime series of the same name. It follows the plot found in 'The Grand Magic Games' story arc, allowing players to experience the episodes of this fan-favourite storyline in game form. It'll feature never-before-seen story and quest elements, too.

Were you looking forward to picking this one up next month? Still hoping to grab it when it arrives in June? Tell us below.