Earlier this month, Koei Tecmo revealed that a FAIRY TAIL JRPG was heading to Nintendo Switch and other platforms. While info about the game has been a little vague thus far, fans can finally get a deeper look at what’s in store!
The publisher has released more details for the upcoming title, which launches in 2020. According to Koei Tecmo, the game takes place during the series’ “Grand Magic Games” story arc. Players will be able to form a team with Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza, Wendy, and seemingly other characters – along with side characters like Makarov providing support.
Along with this, Koei Tecmo has also released high-quality screenshots and crisp character artwork. While don’t get to see any UI elements yet, the screenshots offer a better sneak peek at the game’s clean artwork and environments.
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Burlingame, Calif. – September 16, 2019 – Following a captivating stage show reveal at the 2019 Tokyo Game Show (TGS 2019), KOEI TECMO America and developer GUST Studios are excited to deliver further details for their upcoming, highly-anticipated magical JRPG, FAIRY TAIL.
FAIRY TAIL, based on Hiro Mashima’s best-selling manga and anime series of the same name, follows the spell-binding plot from “The Grand Magic Games” story arc — enabling gamers to re-live, or experience for the first time, the exciting episodes of this fan-favorite storyline. Not only will they be able to experience stories previously told in the manga and anime, but they will even be able to enjoy never before seen story and quest elements.
Throughout their journey, players will be able to form a party from a selection of over ten iconic characters, including: the fire dragon slayer, Natsu Dragneel; the celestial mage, Lucy Heartfilia; the ice-make mage, Gray Fullbuster; the fairy queen ‘Titania’, Erza Scarlet; and the young sky dragon slayer, Wendy Marvell. With a wealth of guild members to recruit to their party, players can form their own dream team – even including an unlikely group of allies for their own unique adventure.
The fiery and intense magical battles from the series are breathtakingly brought to life in FAIRY TAIL’s environment; with a diverse range of magic available for the extraordinary characters to wield. Renowned moves from the series light up the screen, with some characters such as Natsu being able to take advantage of mode changes – like utilizing the eye-popping Lightning Fire Dragon Mode. In addition, some guild members will be available to support in battle; including the Fairy Tail Guild Master, Makarov Dreyar, who can be called in to provide powerful aid on the battlefield.
In FAIRY TAIL, completing battles and quests will not only level up party members, it will lead to character bonding scenarios, provide options to upgrade the guild, and eventually raise the ‘Guild Rank’ – enabling players to take on more challenging missions in their quest to become the greatest guild in Fiore.
FAIRY TAIL will be available in 2020 on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC via Steam®. To keep up to date with the latest news on FAIRY TAIL, visit the KOEI TECMO America site at http://www.koeitecmoamerica.com/fairytail, like us on Facebook @KoeiTecmoUS, and follow us on Twitter @KoeiTecmoUS.