The “battle action” mobile game Evangelion Battlefields will be delayed until further notice. Originally, the smartphone battle action game was scheduled to release on Android and Apple iOS devices on March 26, 2020. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
This delay to Evangelion Battlefields is not due to the on-going COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. Instead, the creators want to dedicate more time to improving its gameplay. In fact, the team took to Twitter to make it clear that this was the case, issuing an apology on March 25, 2020:
皆様により良いプレイ環境をご提供する為、明日3/26(木)に予定しておりました #エヴァBF のリリースを延期させて頂くことになりました。
— エヴァンゲリオン バトルフィールズ公式 (@evabf_official) March 25, 2020
Evangelion Battlefields will be a free-to-start, mostly free-to-play game with in-game purchases. The game will feature 3D graphics and Evas that you could use to battle against foes and friends alike. Furthermore, its content will release in seasons. Currently, there’s no further information available regarding both the first season and future seasons of the game.
Additionally, Takara Tomy Arts planned to release peripherals for the game. This included two Eva-shaped controllers and a series of figures, including Battlefields exclusive characters. As of March 25, 2020, it appears that Takara Tomy’s gadgets will still release on March 26. They’ll just come out ahead of Evangelion Battlefields‘ eventual release. You can check out the controller and figures on the official page here.
Evangelion Battlefields will head to Android and Apple iOS devices in Japan.