Netmarble has announced that the upcoming Seven Knights: Time Wanderer has been delayed. The reason for this stems from the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On March 26, it was announced that the game would release for Nintendo Switch this June, but now the developer has postponed it indefinitely.
Wandering to Switch …eventually
The full statement from Netmarble reads as follows.
We would like to thank everyone who has a continued interest in Seven Knights: Time Wanderer.
On March 26th via Nintendo Direct in Japan, we announced the game release date would be this June but sadly, due to COVID-19, the release date has been postponed and has yet to be determined.
We would like to sincerely apologize for this situation and let you know we will do our best to meet customers’ expectations during the delay and through the launch of the new release date.
We appreciate your understanding while we wait for information specific to COIVD-19 that will determine the new release date. Again, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Seven Knights: Time Wanderer is a new story in the Seven Knights universe. The original game is a mobile gaming phenomenon, with more than 60 million downloads worldwide. This Nintendo Switch game will tell the tale of the eighth member of the Seven Knights. This member holds a sentient magical hourglass, which seems to take her to a new time and place entirely.
In addition to a brand new story, the Switch game will also introduce a new combat system. This system has most likely been created to make the game more palatable for Switch players, given the vast number of controls available compared to mobile devices. When it does eventually release, this will be the first Switch game from Netmarble. Since it’s based on a game that they already know and support very well, the developer should have no problem fostering a brand new community of players on Nintendo’s hybrid console.