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Fairy Tail Anime Gets RPG in 2020 (Update)

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Hiro Mashima supervises PS4, Switch, PC game

KOEI Tecmo Games opened a teaser website on Thursday to announce that the Fairy Tail anime is inspiring a role-playing game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in 2020. KOEI Tecmo America also announced that the game will launch in the West in 2020. The website began streaming an announcement trailer for the game, and KOEI Tecmo America began streaming an English version of the video.

KOEI Tecmo Games' GUST Studios is developing the game under the supervision of manga creator Hiro Mashima. KOEI Tecmo Games will reveal more information about the game at a stage event at Tokyo Game Show on September 15. Tokyo Game Show will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from September 12-15.

The most recent and final anime season based on Hiro Mashima's manga premiered in Japan on October 7. The anime series will end with episode 328. Crunchyroll and Funimation are streaming the anime with English subtitles. Funimation is also streaming an English dub.

The main staff all return from the second and most recent television anime. Shinji Ishihira is directing at A-1 Pictures and Bridge, Masashi Sogo is handling series composition, and Shinji Takeuchi and Toshihiko Sano are designing the characters. Shōji Hata is the sound designer and Yasuharu Takanashi is composing the music. With the exception of the second animation studio and the character designers, the main staff is also the same as the first anime.

Mashima's Fairy Tail manga series follows the adventures of world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The manga launched in 2006 and ended in July 2017.

The manga has inspired two earlier television anime, two anime films, several original video anime projects, and spinoff manga. Kodansha Comics publishes the original manga and a number of its spinoffs in North America.

Update: Western release information added.

Sources: Fairy Tail game's website, press release, KOEI Tecmo America's YouTube channel, MoCa News


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