Koei Tecmo America and developer GUST Studios have announced two huge additions to Fairy Tail, their upcoming JRPG. With the inclusion of Gildarts, “the strongest man in the Fairy Tail guild,” the playable roster is now up to 16 characters. The first details on the game’s Eclipse story arc were announced as well.
One of the most powerful additions to the 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, the more their bonds will gradually strengthen. As their friendship level increases, special conversations called “Bond Dialogue” will play out, including original dialogue written specifically for the Fairy Tail game.
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?
Fairy Tale is set to release in North America on June 25, 2020 for Windows PC via Steam and June 26, 2020 for Nintendo Switch and PS4 and is now available for pre-order through certain retailers.
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.