Atlus Announces Sweeping Game Delays

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Looks like last week’s Legacy of Ys ship date delay was only a sign of things to come, as Atlus today announces release delays on four more games on the heels of a “catastrophic failure” in the central supercomputer storing the publisher’s release schedule.

“Unfortunately, a few Atlus titles will have to be slightly rescheduled as to their date of release, but the changes will be minimal. Also, every working day for us passes in constant fear, terror, and paranoia with the knowledge that our primary computer is now plotting to destroy us,” commented an Atlus engineer on the subject of release date changes and the now-sentient supercomputer with a hunger for manflesh.

The delays are rather significant too. See for yourself:

  • Tokyo Beat Down was originally scheduled for March 10th. Now it won’t ship until March 31st.
  • Hammerin’ Hero was originally scheduled for March 3rd. Now it won’t ship until April 7th.
  • The Dark Spire was originally scheduled for March 10th. Now it won’t ship until April 14th.
  • Steal Princess was originally schedule for March 24th. Now it won’t ship until April 21st.
  • So basically, Atlus has shifted most of its March lineup to April. Not a bad call considering how bunched up those original dates were, but it’s still sad to see all those games coming upwards of a month later than expected.

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