Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 to be re-revealed next January, alongside release date
When we last had information to share for Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2, CyberConnect2 was celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the first game's release; with a trailer detailing the new game's premise and showing a hint of some of the new gameplay mechanics. Around the same time, fans were told to expect further information about the project in the Fall. With us now nearing the second half of November, CyberConnect2's Hiroshi Matsuyama's most recent "Fuga: Melodies of Steel Development Record 17.6~17.9" recently went live and gave a quick update on the state of the game, and when players can now expect further details about the upcoming release.
First and foremost, Matsuyama apologized for the wait for new Fuga 2 news; Matsuyama notes that development on Fuga 2 has been going "exceedingly well", and even goes as far as to say that having a game's development going this well is "quite rare". Immediately afterward he confirmed that the next update for the game will now be coming in January.
While this is a delay for anyone that was looking forward to an update on the game's development and when - and what - to expect from the sequel, the good news is that the wait is not for nothing; Fuga 2's release date will come alongside the next info dump, and part of the reason for the delay in information is that CyberConnect2 has been hard at work developing a patch for the first Fuga to incorporate many of the improvements made for the sequel. More precisely, they didn't want to just take any of the criticisms that the first game received into consideration for the sequel; they wanted to ensure that they could integrate the same improvements into Fuga 1.
This update for Fuga: Melodies of Steel - the first game - will also release next January, with Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2's release planned for later next year. While the finer details of what CyberConnect2 plan to change with the first game weren't shared in the post, one example was how they heard complaints from players about how difficult it was to keep track of what enemies are up to during battles; so some adjustments to the User Interface seem likely to be included with the patch.
Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 is planned to release next year on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam, Epic).