Fairy Tail adds a new character and details Eclipse story arc

Koei Tecmo has announced two additions to its upcoming RPG, Fairy Tail. The developer is boosting the roster to 16 playable characters with the inclusion of Gildarts — “the strongest man in the Fairy Tail guild”— and has also revealed the first details on the game’s Eclipse story arc.

Koei Tecmo has also revealed the previously announced early purchase bonus, a Miss Fairy Tail costume for Erza.

Find these details on these updates as well as the a story trailer showcasing characters and combat below. Other character introductions can be found here and here. Fairy Tail is set to be released in North America on June 26 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 and on June 25th for Windows PC via Steam.



One of the most powerful additions to the Fairy Tail roster to date, Gildarts is an S-Class Mage who uses “Crush” magic to reduce anything he touches to rubble. Gildarts joins the fight in support of Natsu and other party members, using his overwhelming strength to help swing the odds in the guild’s favor. Throughout the adventure, fans will be able to put together their own dream team of Fairy Tail members and their rivals, including everyone from Gildarts to Erza, Gray, and Gajeel. The more characters continue to fight together in the same party, their bonds will gradually strengthen, and as their friendship level increases, special conversations called “Bond Dialogue” will play out, including original dialogue written specifically for the Fairy Tail game.

Eclipse Arc


In addition, the first details of the game’s new Eclipse arc have also been revealed. This popular storyline revolves around “Project Eclipse,” an experiment that opens up a gate to the past, unleashing Dragons that lived over 400 years ago into the present timeline. Can Lucy and friends survive a fight against the great dragon Zirconis?

 Digital Deluxe Version and Early Purchase Bonus


A Digital Deluxe version of Fairy Tail has also been recently revealed, boasting a special Grand Magic Games costume, a bonus Lacrima set, and a DDX Limited Ryza costume for Lucy!

 Purchasing any version of the game, physically or digitally, within a limited time from launch will also unlock the Early Purchase Bonus special Miss Fairy Tail costume for Erza.

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