Fairy Tail Producer Interested in Seeing if Anime Games Are Popular on Google Stadia
Fairy Tail is not currently planned for Google Stadia, but Koei Tecmo is interested in how anime games like Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle will perform on the platform.
In just under two weeks, Google Stadia will be coming out. As such, this new cloud-based platform is on many game developers’ minds. While the content available on the platform at launch is mostly western-oriented, some interesting exceptions include Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle. Games like those will be the earliest indicators of how Japanese and anime-based titles do on the platform, and if they prove to be successful Koei Tecmo may consider bringing projects like Fairy Tail to Google Stadia, according to Producer Keisuke Kikuchi.
During a recent interview with DualShockers, the Fairy Tail Producer said that he’s “very interested in Stadia,” though he “can’t really make any speculations without actually working on it.” Kikuchi then elaborated on what exactly will entice Fairy Tail publisher Koei Tecmo to bring more games to the fledgling, cloud-based platform. “From Koei Tecmo, Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle will be one of the launch titles, so if it performs well and if we observe that anime titles are indeed popular on Stadia, I might make some plans for Fairy Tail as well.”
Keisuke Kikuchi seems to have a similar mindset to most Japanese game developers regarding Google Stadia: they are interested but too many unknowns are present at this point. Inti Creates CEO Takuya Aizu told DualShockers at E3 that “once we are able to experience what that’s like and test it out and if we find that games with very fast response time like the kind of games we have run flawlessly on something like Stadia, that will definitely give us something to think about going forward for sure.” Meanwhile, Contra: Rogue Corps Executive Producer Nobuya Nakazato explained that “it’s always welcomed to have more and more way, more and more channels, to reach players. We are excited to see Google’s new platform appearing,” though Konami was not ready to share any specific plans.
It remains to be seen just how popular Google Stadia will be, both in the United States and abroad, but if more niche games like Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle do find a home on the platform it will be exciting to get new games like Fairy Tail on Google Stadia.
If you want to know more about Fairy Tail, Keisuke Kikuchi confirmed to DualShockers in the same interview that the development team is trying to add as many characters from the series as possible and discussed why the team decided to adapt Fairy Tail. The game is currently poised to release for PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch in 2020 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.