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Koei Tecmo and GUST Studios have revealed more details about the battle system in Fairy Tail, which will soon see release on Nintendo Switch.

That includes the chance for your characters to combine in a Unison Raid to unleash their magical spells at once. This ability has been seen in the anime and manga, but the game offers new magic and character team-ups that have not been seen before.

You will also be able to use Extreme Magic Spells such as Kanna’s Fairy Glitter, Makarov’s “Giant” magic and a spell known as Exceed Special that will help your party out in times of terrible trouble. These have unique elemental properties and affinities, can be upgraded and will deal more damage to specific enemies.

As you use your magic attacks in battle, your party’s Awakening Gauge will increase. Once filled, characters can be Awakened which will allow them to unleash even more powerful magical abilities.

With the chance to build your five-character dream team from more than 15 playable characters, you will adventure across the Kingdom of Fiore in your quest to raise Fairy Tail to become the best guild in the region.

Those characters include the fan-favourite user of Heavenly Body Magic, Jellal Fernandes from Crime Sorcière; the Drawing Card of Fairy Tail, Mirajane Strauss; and the Thunder Dragon Slayer and grandchild of Makarov, Laxus Dreyar.

As your chosen characters fight together in the same party, their bonds gradually strengthen and their friendship level increases. This will see special conversations play out, which include original dialogue that has been written specifically for the game.

You will also have access to enhanced attacks once stronger bonds have been built, such as the Magic Chain ability lasting for a longer period of time. Whereas playing through the original character stories will raise your party member’s Character Rank, unlocking new battle skills as your reward.

Fairy Tail will release for Nintendo Switch in Europe on 30th July 2020 and across North America on 31st July 2020.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.