FUNimation announced that they will partner with Kodansha to develop a free-to-play online game based on Fairy Tail. The game will be a browser-based RPG that is expected to release in 2015.
The game is currently being developed by GameSamba, who will is working with sister studio GameSamba HK. When the game is finished, GameSamba will serve as the title’s publisher.
FUNimation CEO Gen Fukunaga was quoted as follows: “This collaborative relationship will broaden the brand awareness of one of the hottest anime properties currently in the market. […] This will give fans a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the Kingdom of Fiore.”
FUNimation Entertainment and GameSamba announce FAIRY TAIL RPG with Kodansha
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.
More details about the game will be revealed throughout the coming months. To stay up to date on the development of the game, fans can stay tuned to the GameSamba website and Facebook page.
GameSamba is a publisher and developer of free-to-play and mobile games, with studios in the Seattle area, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. The company’s mission is to bring high quality titles to a global audience. GameSamba is an affiliate of Group 1200 Media. www.gamesamba.com
About Group 1200 Media
Group 1200 Media is a fully integrated next-generation independent entertainment studio. G1200 Media, the parent holding company of subsidiaries, FUNimation Entertainment, Giant Ape Media, and Group 1200 Consumer Products (GameSamba and Immerz), is a market leader in the acquisition, creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of our wide-ranging Anime, TV and Movie slate. The studio uses our portfolio of brands to differentiate genres and unique audiences with curated content, services and consumer products. Our content is released across traditional and digital distribution channels, including theatrical exhibition, physical and digital home entertainment, pay and free television subscription on-demand services. www.group1200.com
About Kodansha Ltd.
Kodansha is one of Japan’s largest publishers, originally established in 1909. A leading source of original content and licenses for Japanese entertainment, Kodansha is home to Hiro Mashima’s “Fairy Tail”, a best-selling manga serialized in the Weekly Shonen Magazine. www.kodansha.co.jp