We’ve had games shut down mere months since their release and all, but for the ill-fated Black Stella project, it has been cancelled even before it could even take off. Fuji Games announced via the official website and Twitter of the project’s cancellation. Apparently after taking into consideration the current development status and future market trends, it was decided that it would be difficult to provide a satisfactory game for players for a long term service. The official website will also be shut down on 30 September.
Going by the pre-registration rewards, the game’s highest rarity in the gacha might have been a 3-star. Black Stella achieved 150,000 pre-registrations and would have released in June 2019, before it was indefinitely delayed, and now, ultimately cancelled.
The staff list had quite a few names of immense caliber behind the game’s story, that included Tappei Nagatsuki (Re:Zero), Fumiaki Maruto (Saekano) with world setting by Takaaki Suzuki (Girls und Panzer) and Yoko Shimomura (Kingdom Hearts) as one of the composers.
You can check out the official website before it shuts down, as well as the official Twitter for some previews and promotional materials. We can only speculate the real reason for the cancellation, but it’s a shame that we won’t get to see what it’s like.