Previously announced RPG Heaven Burns Red has been delayed to 2021. The iOS and Android game by WFS, developed in collaboration with Key and written by Jun Maeda was initially planned for a 2020 release window in Japan.
A February 28 presentation likewise sees a postponement. New songs that were planned for monthly release on the official website also goes on hiatus.
『Heaven Burns Red』制作発表会の優先抽選券での応募〆切は【来週1/15 23:59】です。
— Heaven Burns Red【公式】 (@heavenburnsred) January 8, 2020
From Gematsu, WFS producer Youhei Kakinuma released the following message:
“We saw many comments from fans with regards to the teaser website we launched on November 28. Based on those comments, we carefully and comprehensively examined our currently planned content, development system, development period, and fan feedback, and came to the conclusion that in order deliver Jun Maeda’s scenario to fans in the form of the ‘greatest smartphone RPG experience,’ we need more time to develop the game and have pushed back the release date to 2021.”
The game had an official English website, but it seems to have gone down. Readers can still visit the (Japanese) official website. We don’t have any other information about the project other than what we already have, and with Heaven Burns Red delayed, it’s unlikely we’d get a preview until much later in the year. With the caliber of names behind the project, let’s see if the wait will be worth it.