From AnimeNewsNetwork:“FUNimation Entertainment announced on Wednesday that has an agreement with Japanese publisher Kodansha to create a free-to-play online game based on Fairy Tail. Online video game developer and publisher GameSamba, for whichFunimation CEO Gen Fukunaga serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, is developing the game.
The game will be a turn-based RPG. Players will be able to customize a character with their chosen type of magic, create their own guild, and explore Fiore to recover their lost memories. Characters from the Fairy Tail guild will appear in the game as allies. Players will also be able to team up with their friends.
Kodansha USA is publishing Hiro Mashima's original manga, and Funimation is releasing the first anime on home video in North America. Crunchyroll and Funimation are both streaming the second series as it airs in Japan.”
From FUNimation: "Flower Mound, TX – FUNimation Entertainment and GameSamba, Group 1200 Media companies, announced today that they intend to execute an agreement with Kodansha to develop a free-to-play online role-playing game based on the Fairy Tail brand. The browser-based game will have worldwide territory rights and is expected to be released in 2015. “This collaborative relationship will broaden the brand awareness of one of the hottest anime properties currently in the market,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO of FUNimation Entertainment. “This will give fans a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the Kingdom of Fiore.” The Fairy Tail game, being developed and published by GameSamba and its sister studio GameSamba HK, will be a turn-based role-playing game (RPG) where players will take on the role of a wizard fighting alongside members of the Fairy Tail guild in an attempt to recover their past. Players will be able to select from a variety of magic affinities, and unlock and customize spells as they play, creating their dream wizard in the world of Fairy Tail. The game will allow players to befriend and fight alongside characters from Fairy Tail, create a guild, and more. Players will be able to complete quests from their own guild’s Request Board, and take on epic challenges by forming Wizard Teams with their friends."
Thoughts? I'm going to play it for sure.