Fairy Tail: 5 new playable characters revealed, details about battle system

Koei-Tecmo have shared some more details about their Fairy Tail video game, which comes out in 2020 worldwide. First, we have 5 new playable characters:

  • the ‘Sky God Slayer’ Sherria Blendy from Lamia Scale
  • the ‘Strongest Fencer’ Kagura Mikazuchi from Mermaid Heel
  • the ‘Handsome’ Blue Pegasus mage Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki
  • the ‘White Dragon’ Sting Eucliffe from Sabertooth
  • the ‘Shadow Dragon’ Rogue Cheney from Sabertooth

With those, 12 playable characters have now been confirmed.

Next, we have details about the battle system of the game:

FAIRY TAIL will see Natsu and the team fight against a variety of foes in their quest to become the No. 1 guild in Fiore. Battle parties consist of up to five mages, allowing fan-favorite characters to combine together to perform impressive magical attacks displayed across a three-by-three battlefield grid. Each move deals a certain amount of damage across the tiles – choosing appropriate attacks can ensure a swift victory over troublesome enemies. By dealing damage, players will fill up the ‘Fairy Gauge’. This special ‘Magic Chain’ attack allows each party member to deal a combo of attacks before unleashing a powerful finisher – sometimes strong characters, like the beloved Guild Leader Makarov, may even jump in to deal devastating damage with their ‘Extreme Magic’.

When the ally party comes under heavy damage and are in a pinch, characters can awaken dormant abilities for a few turns, drastically increasing their powers. Some mages even have access to whole new attacks – Dragon Slayers can use ‘Dragon Force’ instead of their ‘Awakened’ abilities, while some mages can perform a ‘Mode Change’ offering a wealth of new battle options. Natsu’s renowned ‘Lightning Fire Dragon’s Iron Fist’ is an example of the enhanced abilities that can be performed. Some mages are even able to unite together to perform mighty combination attacks, known as a ‘Unison Raid’, triggering a special ‘Unison Raid’ cutscene right before unleashing the incredible attack against oncoming foes.

Finally, here’s the latest set of screenshots for the game:

Fairy Tail (Switch) comes out in 2020 worldwide.

Source: Koei-Tecmo PR



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