No Tales of Festival this year, for everyone's health and safety.
In light of health concerns from the continuing threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Tales of Festival 2020 has been postponed to next year, Bandai Namco Entertainment Japan announced today. The full message, which can be found on the official website, is translated below:
For now, it is unsure if the tickets bought for the June Tales of Festival will be carried over for March 2021 one or if customers will just get a full-on refund. It is also still unclear if there would be a clear distinction for a Tales of Festival 2020 and 2021. Regardless, this is all in the interest of everyone's safety. There is currently also no news yet on what will happen to those who pre-ordered merchandise for the Festival recently. And because of the postponement, the available cast is also subject to change.
With this regard, the postponement of Tales of Festival 2020 does not necessarily mean the postponement of news for upcoming games. We've seen Bandai Namco announce games or new information in other means before, and with the increasing popularity of online events and gaming announcements, this doesn't seem far off.
Bandai Namco already did announce the possibility of the event being canceled or postponed last month, given the continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope everyone is safe during these trying times, and for the benefit of everyone, please stay home.
- For those who have already purchased tickets or hotel plans, you may keep your tickets and plans and they CAN be used for the March 2021 event. So please keep them safe with you until the event.
- For those who will no longer be available on March or would no longer like to attend, a refund can be done but the procedure is a bit tedious. Refund process will depend on where you bought the ticket. Canceled tickets will then be sold via the Asobi Premium Store and the other ticket shops in the future. A full list of how to refund is here.
- There are plans to redesign the official pamphlet for the event on March. As announced before, those who have hotel plans, special seats and SS seats automatically get the pamphlet, but those who pre-ordered it at the Asobi Store can file cancellations via the Asobi Store website.