Fairy Tail game producer says the game will feature moments of fan service

Oh boy...

The upcoming Fairy Tail game is aiming to be everything fans of the series want. That's going to include some moments of fan service as well. For example, there's a scene in which Erza briefly appears in a yellow bikini, which is a famous moment from the Grand Magic Games arc of the series. In an interview with Comicbook.com, producer Keisuke Kikuchi says fans can expect similar elements throughout the game.

"Obviously that's not something that this game is about or focuses on, but we're trying to be faithful to the original franchise." There will be sequences like that one, where it's the same in the manga and anime that you'll see some bathing suits and there are a few more in the game."

Fairy Tail - gameplay round-up

FAIRY TAIL’s enchanting storyline includes the fan-favorite Tenrou Island arc, the Grand Magic Games arc, and the Tartaros arc; as well as other episodes from the original canon based on Hiro Mashima’s best-selling manga and anime series of the same name. The game’s plot focuses on the time period about half way through the anime and revolves around the FAIRY TAIL guild’s near demise after the mysterious absence of Natsu’s party.

Fairy Tail devs aren't creating new characters, and will remain faithful to the series when representing locations

Staying true to the source

Fairy Tail is making its way to Switch, and it aims to be the ultimate experience for fans of the anime and manga. In an interview with DualShockers, Koei Tecmo’s Keisuke Kikuchi shared some new details on the title. Check out a round-up of that info below.

- there won’t be any original characters
- the development team is striving to add as many series characters as possible
- all the landscapes in the game are faithful to the original canon, but some liberties were taken as well
- certain places like Magnolia were never fully depicted in the past, but the dev team has recreated the entire town in 3D

GameSpot Video - 16 Minutes of Fairy Tail Exploration, Combat and Story Gameplay

In this Fairy Tail demo we take Natsu, Erza, and Lucy to Akane Beach to train and level up before the Grand Magic Games. On their way there they fight various monsters and even run into Jellal and Ultear. Jellal and Ultear help power them up and ultimately test the groups new found power.

Fairy Tail "Paris Games Week 2019" trailer

Start your journey in the land of Fiore and play through the adventures of Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia as well as other eccentric members of the FAIRY TAIL mage guild on a fun-filled and thrilling quest. GUST Studios is creating the game under the supervision of author Hiro Mashima, promising a faithful recreation for the FAIRY TAIL world and its unusual inhabitants, including everything from magic to its iconic characters.

New info on Fairy Tail's battles and core gameplay shared

New details gleaned from EGX

All sorts of footage for Fairy Tail came out of EGX 2019, and with that comes a new round of details as well. Check out a round-up of info from that show floor demo below.

- the game is divided into multiple chapters, and each chapter is divided into episodes
- Mirajane is basically the quest giver, taking care of the quest board in the guild
- gather items on the field to craft or upgrade the characters’ magic and equipment
- crafting system is still in development
- there’s no world map field, but a world map menu, where you can select your next destination
- if you attack enemies on the field first, you’ll get a “Chance” head start in battle
- the game’s battle system has affinities
- both your characters and enemies are strong or weak against certain types of magic
- each magic in battle has a different range
- monsters are organized on a 3×3 grid
- they don’t move around on that grid, staying in the same position during the whole battle
- using the right magic skills will allow you to hit multiple monsters depending on their placement
- defeating enemies restores some of your MP
- winning even simple random battles also contributes to your characters’ guild rank
- leveling up can also unlock new magic
- as you keep fighting, your ultimate meter fills
- this lets you chain all your party member’s skills while hitting the whole grid of enemies
- you can either keep chaining magics or finish the combo on a certain character’s finisher

Fairy Tail devs go more into the game's story

What will fans get to experience?

We've had a few details on the story of Fairy Tail's game adaptation, but in an interview with NintendoEverything, producer Keisuke Kikuchi shares a bit more insight into how story is being handled.

The game starts midway in the original canon. Basically it starts with the Grand Magic Games, which is quite popular among fans. The game story doesn’t cover the entirety of the IP partially because I’d like to make it successful and potentially create a sequel. Details will be announced in October, maybe November at the latest, so you’ll be able to find out more. There will also be some original stories created by Koei Tecmo focusing on each character, so I think fans can really look forward to that.

Fairy Tail - EGX 2019 gameplay

Fairy Tail is on display at EGX 2019, which finally gives us a look at a decent chunk of gameplay. Check out footage from the show floor demo below.

New details released for 'Fairy Tail', Gajeel and Juvia revealed as playable characters

This is some fairy good news!

New details have been revealed for the upcoming release of 'Fairy Tail', including the announcement of two new playable characters.

An update to the game's official website reveals information on both Gajeel Redfox and Juvia Lockser. Alongside the reveal these two characters, we received new gameplay details, as well as screenshots from the game's story. Check out all the updated details below.

Fairy Tail’s enchanting storyline includes the fan-favorite Tenrou Island arc, the Grand Magic Games arc, and the Tartaros arc; as well as other episodes from the original canon based on Hiro Mashima’s best-selling manga and anime series of the same name. The game’s plot focuses on the time period about half way through the anime and revolves around the Fairy Tail guild’s near demise after the mysterious absence of Natsu’s party. The guild’s prestige has plummeted in the years since they’ve been gone and is drowning in debt. Thankfully, Natsu and his crew of mages are back and ready to return Fairy Tail to its glory days by joining the Grand Magic Games and competing for top guild. Action includes Natsu’s party facing Hades in an action-packed showdown, Erza clashing swords with Kagura of Mermaid Heel, and breathtaking battles against the dark guild Tartaros. In addition, original episodes will also be playable to help characters bond while unlocking unique scenes in the game.

To help in the quest, two new playable characters were also announced: as “The Iron Dragon Slayer”, Gajeel Redfox, and “The User of Water”, Juvia Lockser, join Natsu Dragneel, Lucy Heartfilia, Gray Fullbuster, Erza Scarlet, and Wendy Marvell in their heroic journey to restore their Fairy Tail guild to its former brilliance. Throughout the game, mages accept jobs from the request board inside Fairy Tail headquarters. Battles often accompany these jobs, so characters must coordinate their attacks with other party members. Once completing the task, players report back to the guild to receive rewards, including money, items, and guild fame. Guild rank will vary in line with fame, rising from D to S – the higher the rank, the more challenging the mission, but with that comes even bigger rewards. Rise the ranks to take on the most challenging missions in the courageous quest to become the greatest guild in Fiore.

Gajeel Redfox (CV: Wataru Hatano)
An iron Dragon Slayer who can become stronger by eating iron, and can transform his skin into iron scales. His nickname is Black Steel Gajeel and his partner is Lily.

Juvia Lockser (CV: Mai Nakahara)
A mage who can manipulate, and even turn her body into, water. She was a mage in the Phantom Lord guild until they battled Fairy Tail, where she falls in love with Gray and then joins Fairy Tail.

Fairy Tail to be playable at Paris Games Week

The first hands-on!

Koei Tecmo has announced that they're bringing Fairy Tail with them to Paris Games Week, which marks the playable debut for the game. Paris Games Week takes place Oct. 30th to Nov. 3rd, 2019, and Fairy Tail will be front-and-center at Koei Tecmo's booth. No word on what platforms show-goers will be able to check the demo out on.


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