Fairy Tail RPG Was Improved After Its Delay, Erza Bonus Costume Revealed

Producer Keisuke Kikuchi: Gust improved Fairy Tail RPG through the delay with feedback from Hiro Mashima. Gildarts Clive revealed as a party member.

March 18, 2020

Gust’s upcoming Fairy Tail RPG adaptation was supposed to release this week, on March 19, but got delayed. Reflecting that, this week’s Famitsu Magazine (officially titled Weekly Famitsu Magazine April 2, 2020 Issue) includes a feature on the game. The pages include a short interview with Koei Tecmo Producer Keisuke Kikuchi, who revealed how the delay allowed Gust to brush up Fairy Tail, and that many aspects have been improved.

Keisuke Kikuchi mentioned how:

  • The game’s system, the screenplay, and the game balance have all been brushed up.
  • More Unison Raid attacks have been added, including some with characters who never did one together in the original manga. This way fans can enjoy unique combinations in the game.
  • Hiro Mashima gave new feedback on how to improve the game.
  • Gust asked feedback from Hiro Mashima on which characters to pair together for the new Unison Raids. Mashima also helped with the Unison Raids’ screenplay.
  • A new rank up system for the characters. Characters gain points when clearing quests etc, and you can use that to strengthen them. This way, you can easily strengthen your favorite character through another method than level grinding.
  • The Lacrima System was improved as well, and new types of Lacrimas can be created, with new effects.
  • The game’s lighting, objects, backgrounds were improved.
  • The camera work, screenplay, and effects during battles were improved.
  • The characters’ animations and facial expressions have been improved.
  • The amount of exp earned, certain boss battles and the battle system were rebalanced.

At the end of the interview, Keisuke Kikuchi thanked Fairy Tail fans for their patience, apologized for the delay, and mentioned there are other improvements they added he didn’t speak of here.

We also learned Gildarts Clive will be among the playable party members of Fairy Tail RPG.

Lastly, the Erza bonus costume included in early print copies, physical and digital, was also revealed. You can read more about the game’s limited edition and its bonuses like a swimsuit poster here.

We’ll probably get a new trailer in the next few weeks to see for ourselves how improved the game got.

In case you missed it, Hiro Mashima really liked Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Fairy Tail will be available worldwide on June 26, 2020, on PC, PS4, and Switch. You can pre-order the game on Amazon to support us.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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