Last week over the holiday break, Koei Tecmo revealed that Fairy Tail would be heading to Japanese systems on March 19, 2020. A day later, the company confirmed the West won't have to wait much longer to get its hands on the game. While the European launch will be simultaneous with the Japanese one, US gamers will be able to play Fairy Tail one day later on March 20, 2020.
Along with that news, Koei Tecmo revealed physical editions for its upcoming RPG. Both the Switch and PS4 versions are currently up for pre-order on Amazon (in the US) and GAME (for Europe). There's no fancy collector's edition for this and no pre-order DLC has been announced.
If that wasn't enough good news, a brand new trailer goes over some of the recently revealed characters for Fairy Tail. Sherria Blendy, Kagura Mikazuchi, Rogue Cheney, Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki, and Sting Eucliffe will be present in some capacity. Whether this means are playable party members or just characters in the story, it seems Fairy Tail fans are being taken care of.
Announced back in September, Fairy Tail will mark the popular anime's first attempt at a video game. Drawing inspiration from some of the earlier arcs in the series, fans can expect a relatively lengthy adventure ahead of them. Some comments by the dev team have stated the main quest will be around 30 hours long, which is nothing to scoff at.
One has to wonder why Koei Tecmo decided on a March 20, 2020, release, though. Coming out against basically every other big game (including Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing: New Horizons), Fairy Tail might get suffocated in the March release calendar. Unless the game is just mind-blowingly good, it's a very odd choice to not hold it back a month or two to let the game breathe.
Still, fans likely won't care about those other big games. To them, getting a title based on their favorite series should be enough to overlook the rest of March's heavy hitters. Why even give Cyberpunk 2077 a second glance when it doesn't have anime waifus?
It's still curious to release so closely to Square Enix's hotly-anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake.
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