Koei Tecmo Europe and developer GUST Studios have announced two huge additions to their upcoming magical JRPG, Fairy Tail, boosting the roster to 16 playable characters with the inclusion of Gildarts — “the strongest man in the Fairy Tail guild”— while also revealing the first details on the game’s Eclipse story arc.

Fairy Tail is set to be released across Europe on the 25th of June for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam.

The most destructive member of Fairy Tail has arrived

One of the most powerful additions to the Fairy Tail roster to date, Gildarts is an S-Class Mage who uses “Crush” magic to reduce anything he touches to rubble. Gildarts joins the fight in support of Natsu and other party members, using his overwhelming strength to help swing the odds in the guild’s favour.

Throughout the adventure, fans will be able to put together their own dream team of Fairy Tail members and their rivals, including everyone from Gildarts to Erza, Gray, and Gajeel. The more characters continue to fight together in the same party, their bonds will gradually strengthen, and as their friendship level increases, special conversations called “Bond Dialogue” will play out, including original dialogue written specifically for the Fairy Tail game.

In addition, the first details of the game’s new Eclipse arc have also been revealed. This popular storyline revolves around “Project Eclipse,” an experiment that opens up a gate to the past, unleashing Dragons that lived over 400 years ago into the present timeline. Can Lucy and friends survive a fight against the great dragon Zirconis? (If you’ve read the manga or watched the anime you know the answer to that question)

It’s about damn time

I have been saying this since the announcement of this game that I wanted Gildarts to show up. Between him, Gajeel, Natsu, and Sting my team going into the upcoming JRPG is now set in stone 🙂

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