The Nintendo Switch’s upcoming free-to-play game Ninjala was set to be released in just a few weeks.
Now, the 27 May 2020 release date for Ninjala has been scrapped, with the game’s launch being pushed back by a month.
The new Ninjala release date is 25 June 2020, which was announced via the Japanese channel of Ninjala on Twitter as well as in a new video on their YouTube page (see below).
Ninjala release date pushed to 25 June 2020
In the announcement above, Morishita, who runs Ninjala game design and story, and the game’s director, Kaneda, state that the spread of Covid-19 has affected the development of Ninjala.
So, the team had to make the difficult decision to push the Ninjala release date to 24 June.
This was initially announced through Ninjala’s Twitter feed, also citing that the global coronavirus crisis has led to the Ninjala release date being moved from 28 May to 25 June.
Several games have been pushed back due to the Covid-19 outbreak, including major PlayStation 4 releases. So, it perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise that Ninjala also has a new release date.
How’s development progressing on Ninjala?
The exciting Nintendo Switch exclusive had recently ran an open beta on the hybrid console, which concluded on 30 April.
While several players bemoaned server issues and not being able to join, the development team was able to gain crucial information and identify areas that need improving.
Bar the connection issues, the Ninjala ran well in beta, with its fast-paced and unique gameplay winning over many followers of the GungHo Online Entertainment creation.
The new test data from the beta, coupled with the restricted work practices currently in place around the world, will have made it difficult for the team to meet the original Ninjala release date.
Until the new Ninjala release date of 25 June comes around, there’ll be lots of Ninjala information here to keep you in the ninja spirit.