NieR: Automata Ver1.1a, the anime primarily based on PlatinumGames’ motion RPG, has seen its launch interrupted by the continued influence of the covid pandemic. The present’s official Twitter account has introduced that the discharge of the remainder of the sequence has been indefinitely delayed. Unusually, this announcement has come after the primary three episodes of the present have been already launched on Crunchyroll following a January seventh premiere.
“As a result of influence of COVID-19 on manufacturing, we’ve got determined to postpone the published and distribution of episode 4 and all subsequent episodes,” the assertion reads, including that an up to date launch schedule will likely be introduced on Twitter quickly. “We apologize for any inconvenience and concern this will likely trigger our followers who’ve been trying ahead to our work resulting from these unexpected circumstances.”
NieR: Automata Ver1.1a is hardly the primary TV present to have had its launch impacted by the pandemic, however it’s change into much less and fewer widespread with the widespread rollout of covid vaccines. Even then, I can’t consider one other present to have been delayed after its preliminary episodes have already been launched. The anime is being produced by A-1 Footage, a Japanese-headquartered animation studio. It’s unclear what number of episodes had been deliberate, however one report pegs the whole sequence size at 24 episodes.