Koei Tecmo America and developer GUST Studios revealed new guest characters featured in their upcoming JRPG, Fairy Tail, on Thursday morning. New guild hall features were also detailed to give fans a taste of the different gameplay highlights outside of battle. The game launches across North America on June 26, 2020, for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 and on June 25, 2020, for PC via Steam.
During Fairy Tail’s narrative, players will team-up with a range of guest characters from other guilds across Magnolia to take on common enemies. These fan-favorite characters are ready to team-up and support your party in battle and include Ultear Milkovich, Lyon Vastia, Flare Corona, and Minerva Orland.
While guest characters are not playable, they will join your party and automatically perform a range of powerful magic abilities that have been featured in both the anime and manga.
Throughout the adventure, the guild’s hall becomes a key meeting point for party members to prepare for upcoming quests. Inside the guild, items are available for sale and trade, including consumable items, Lacrima, and a variety of materials at the item shop. There’s even a selection of drinks at the bar that provide different status effects to party members.
By saving up gold and purchasing upgrades for the guild, an increased inventory of items and drinks will become available for purchase. Additionally, the appearance of the guild itself will become more extravagant.
Within the guild hall, players are able to talk to their comrades and challenge them to one-on-one duels. Winners receive rewards based upon the character they defeat.
Players are also able to find members of other guilds across Magnolia and challenge them to duels, leading to all-new battles that have never appeared in the manga or anime.
Fairy Tail is currently in development for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC via Steam. It is available now for pre-order through select retailers.
A Digital Deluxe version of Fairy Tail has also been recently revealed, featuring 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 Ezra.