Koei Tecmo has released new screenshots and information for Fairy Tail, the upcoming turn-based RPG based on the manga/anime series developed by Gust.
Two new playable characters are introduced: Gajeel Redfox and Juvia Lockser, which gives us now seven of the estimated ten total playable characters found in this RPG. Koei Tecmo also announces that the Tenrou Island and Tartaros storylines will be found in the game in addition to the previously announced Grand Magic Games arc. We also get some details about how completing guild tasks can raise your guild rank to take on tougher missions and yield greater rewards.
This week's issue of Famitsu magazine also highlights a few additional elements found in the game. For example, 'hype scenes' are reproduced as fully voiced & animated movie cutscenes, such as the fight between Erza & Kagura at the climax of Great Magic Games. Additionally, there will be Sub-Episodes that give spotlights on individual characters. Something will happen when you clear these episodes and deepen the bonds between characters, though this hasn't been fully revealed quite yet.
Find an overview and screenshot set below via Koei Tecmo. The game will also be demoed at Paris Games Week starting on October 30.
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.