Today Level-5 released news about the upcoming new chapter of the Inazuma Eleven series, dubbed Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin (which translates into “Balance of Ares”).
Unfortunately, the game has been delayed into 2019, and more precisely we get a tentative release window of May next year. This isn’t yet finalized and could receive further adjustments depending on the evolution of the project.
The delay was explained directly by an apologetic Level-5 boss Akihiro Hino, who sat down to explain what happened to cause just another delay for the project that was supposed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the franchise this year, and the Soccer World Cup this summer.
Basically, Level-5 outsourced part of the project to a studio that proved not to have enough resources to tackle the task. Since injecting more developers from the in-house team didn’t work, Level-5 had to basically soft-reboot the project in collaboration with a new company.
So yeah, things are still in flux, but at least we get some new team artwork and screenshots, which you can see below alongside Hino-san’s message.
Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin will come for PS4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.
If you’re in for more Level-5 news, you can also check out the brand new trailer or Megaton-Kyuu Musashi, a brand new cross-media JRPG IP coming down the line.