Last updated on November 5th, 2019
In a recent interview, Gust shares more about upcoming JRPG Fairy Tail, plus working on four projects currently.
Gust Shares More Details About Fairy Tail
In an interview with Actugaming at Paris Games Week 2019, new details were revealed about upcoming JRPG Fairy Tail developed by Gust. The studio well known for their Atelier franchise shared that they were in fact working on four projects at this time. Producer Keisuke Kikuchi shared:
We can not give you details, but we can tell you that at the moment we have four projects in progress, including an upcoming workshop.
Kikuchi also explained that Fairy Tail is an opportunity to reach a more international audience, as in the past games such as the Atelier series mainly “touched the Japanese public”. Also it was chosen not just because of good timing, but as Kikuchi is also a “big fan” of the series. As for how Fairy Tail will stand out as an RPG, Kikuchi divulged that it allows players to choose for themselves how they see their team in-game:
We have chosen this RPG orientation to allow players of all levels to take control of all possibilities, to be able to launch complicated magic unlike more action-oriented games where it is a little more difficult to launch powerful shots. It’s also a game where we wanted to create new things, for example by giving players the opportunity to create “their Fairy Tail” by modeling the team in their own way. If you want to create a team made up only of girls, it’s possible.
He also delved further into why the Fairy Tail game doesn’t start at the beginning but dives further into the story:
There are two main points, we first wanted to propose a game with many characters with a more advanced development, especially in terms of techniques, magic … The beginning of the story does not allow to have the characters that the we wanted to integrate. It’s really in the middle of it that we have a lot of characters and a lot of alliances, it was more interesting for us.
Fairy Tail is set to release on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and PC via Steam in 2020. If you want to learn more details about the game be sure to read our Fairy Tail Game Gameplay Impressions – TGS 2019.