Yesterday, Koei Tecmo and developer Gust Studios confirmed their "magical JRPG" Fairy Tail – based on the anime and weekly Shonen manga – would be arriving worldwide on the Switch and multiple other platforms on 19th March 2020.

This announcement was featured in the game's latest trailer, which also revealed five new playable characters:

GUST Studios announce five new playable characters joining the fray - ‘Sky God Slayer’ Sherria Blendy from Lamia Scale, the ‘Strongest Fencer’ Kagura Mikazuchi from Mermaid Heel, the ‘Handsome’ Blue Pegasus mage Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki, and the ‘White Dragon’ Sting Eucliffe and ‘Shadow Dragon’ Rogue Cheney from Sabertooth. With more than 12 playable characters available, players will able to form a dream team with FAIRY TAIL members and their rivals and set off on an adventure like never before.

As further explained on the official game site, players are able to grow their guild and team by increasing the guild's rank. This can be done by accepting and clearing requests on the request board, deepening bonds with friends and upgrading the guild facilities.

For anyone who hasn't kept up with Fairy Tail, the original fantasy adventure manga (written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima) began in 2006 and was eventually adapted into an anime series in 2009. It focuses on Natsu Dragneel – a Dragon Slayer of the rowdy magician group known as Fairy Tail.

For more information and footage, check out our previous post.