Hello Everyone and welcome to another wonderful day here at Honey’s Anime. We were invited to check out Koei Tecmo’s and Gust’s newest video game, Fairy Tail! Based on the very popular series around the world, Fairy Tail will take on an adventure in a magical world with wizards and fantastical creatures. As you take on the roles of either Natsu, Lucy, or Erza, you embark on missions/quests to help rebuild your guild’s reputation after having the Magica Council kick you out of the guild society and without no more support.
Fairy Tail will be covering 3 arcs from the series: Tenrou Island arc, the Grand Magic Games arc, and the Tartaros arc. We got to play through the tutorial and it was a really nice introduction into this turn-based RPG and you can find out more by clicking on the box link below this article for our impression of Fairy Tail. Whether you are a fan or not, you will enjoy this title as it is a nice entry to the series and gameplay style.
After we got our hands on the preview gameplay, we had some questions we wanted to ask in the short amount of time we had with the producer of Fairy Tail, Keisuke Kikuchi-san, who was more than happy to answer them if he could. So without further ado, here is our interview with Kikuchi-san!
Hello Kikuchi-san and thank you for having us with you, today. We were able to get some good playtime with Fairy Tail that after a good 30 minutes or more, we noticed things and also wondered about others that we would love to ask them to you!
First, we noticed that the game is based on 3 story arcs and within those arcs, there are a lot of characters introduced to the series. We wanted to know if we’ll get to see some iconic characters from other guilds in the series?
I see! Ok, so the Tenrou arc is your basic intro to the game. And the other two arcs are the meat.
With that, so far we have announced 10 playable characters and while they are from the Fairy Tail guild, we also want to introduce other playable characters from other guilds in the series like Sabertooth guild. So keep an eye out for more info being released in the coming week(s) which we will announce more characters in the game!
That is great to hear because Fairy Tail indeed has a lot of characters and to know that we would be able to play as some of those memorable characters in the near future is fantastic. The hype is real!
Our next question also about the characters but more in combat. We noticed that in battle you can form Link Chains with your party and while still early, “Weak” and “Finisher” are the only options to choose from. What other options in Link Chain can we expect?
To continue off that, when we were playing the game, we noticed that some attacks were different after a certain point and at the same time, not all Link Chains were activated. With Link Chain, are there any different types of attack combinations each character can complete and is it dependant on specific actions to enable?
Oh, wow! That is nice. Branching off from that as well, does it matter or is it better to have the same party throughout the game so their bond is the best possible?
Ah, ok. So you will have to be mindful of who is in your party before missions?
We can’t wait to play this game!!
One thing that we really loved about this game is the representation of the characters and the environment. We noticed we had found Lucy’s house and were able to enter it and see how things looked, and we were able to explore the town of Magnolia. Since we are only able to see/know about certain areas of Fairy Tail’s setting from the anime, are the floorplans/layout of Lucy’s house and the town of Magnolia an accurate representation?
Ah, this is very nice to know as well. It will be great to visit such areas in the game which came straight from the anime!
That is some wonderful news to hear. Just knowing that the author gave his approval means a lot and, in turn, has more meaning as well!
For our last question, is there a roadmap planned for the game regarding DLCs of maps, events, or characters?
This is really good stuff. We can’t wait to see what characters will join the game as well as knowing what characters Mashima-san asked to add if the information is disclosed, of course
Thank you very much for having an interview with us about Fairy Tail and wish you the best of luck with the launch!
Well, folks, that is it! With our curiousity about certain things with the game, we definitely got some juicy info from producer Keisuke Kikuchi-san. Just knowing about the mechanics more is something to keep us entertained and not feeling bored while playing. Knowing how Mashima-san, the author/creator of the Fairy Tail manga, gave the approval for the design of the map and giving the town of Magnolia life for us fans to visualize is something that we’ll cherish for sure.
We hope you enjoyed this interview and if you have a burning question which we can attempt to answer for you, make sure to sound off in the comment box below. Even if you are super excited about this game to release, let us know! Heck, who is your favorite character in Fairy Tail?? Also, make sure to check out our impression article of Fairy Tail the game! We hope it will get you as hyped as we are right now!