Fencers And Fairies Combine In This First Trailer For Fairy Fencer F

By Sunjun . August 2, 2013 . 12:35pm

Compile Heart has released their first promo trailer for Fairy Fencer F, their newest RPG for the PlayStation 3 featuring the Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano and composer Nobuo Uematsu. Narrating the trailer is Pipin (the green creature), accompanied by the opening theme Resonant World, performed by Maho Matsunaga.



Set in a world where a goddess and evil god once warred against each other with weapons called Furies, the game puts you in the shoes of Fang, a Fencer who is able to wield the Furies. The goddess and evil god were sealed long ago, but by collecting Furies, you have the potential to release either being.


In addition, you can use Furies to alter dungeons and battle enemies. With the Fairize ability, you can also fuse with the Fairy residing in a Fury and embrace its full power.


The limited edition package will include two illustrated cards, a side story novel, and a “Secret Date” drama CD, while people who pre-order the game will receive an illustration book. Fairy Fencer F will be released on September 19 for the PlayStation 3.

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  • Cody

    That wasn’t bad, but I’m not exactly getting my hopes up, since these guys did Neptunia.

    • Tyler Beale

      Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory pretty much played with no slowdown, aside from one or two special attacks in battle. This, however, seems to have a lot of that slowdown…Compile Heart, how long has the PS3 been out for now?

      I wonder if Japanese gamers complain about the slowdown in CH games (like the Agarest series).

      • Cody

        Uh I’m not complaining about the slowdown. I’m complaining about Neptunia being generally shit.

        Although I’m pretty sure everyone complains about it because nobody would be stupid enough not to.

        • Tyler Beale

          Oh, uh….Well, either you love it or you hate it.

        • Sentsuizan_93

          Woah, really? Because they did Neptunia? A bit of a harsh and preemptive generalization to make… Sure the first Neptunia was….. not really good, but I honestly wouldn’t say it’s “generally shit” as you so put it. I liked mk2 and Victory and I think its improving for the better.
          But I guess with all things Compile Heart, it’s a “marmite” situation, either you like them or you hate them.

          • DesmaX

            But that’s just saying that a new Fallout game will be released with tons of bugs. It’s a generalization, of course, but it’s true.

            This definitely will not change people opinions on CH

          • MrTyrant

            But they are going to be released with tons if bugs. It’s a fact lol

          • DesmaX

            ” It’s a generalization, of course, ,but it’s true.

          • DesmaX

            ” It’s a generalization, of course, ,but it’s true.

          • MrTyrant

            Do not correct me :D:D:D

          • DesmaX

            I do whatever I want :D:D:D:D
            You can’t stop me :D:D:D

          • MrTyrant

            But they are going to be released with tons if bugs. It’s a fact lol

          • Cody

            Since when is basing your opinion on a developer’s shitty reputation NOT a good idea?

          • DyLaN

            Said shitty reputation are coming frm a bunch of ppl who wouldn’t give CH more than one chance and being more vocal than the folks who liked it..

          • DyLaN

            ^This. The 1st Neptunia is awful, but the comedies and parodies are the better part of it.

      • ShadowDivz


        • Tyler Beale

          Compile Heart.

          • ShadowDivz

            Ahh. By the way, are agarest war games good?

          • Tyler Beale

            Well…yes and no. On the good side, there’s lots of battles (its a SRPG), party/skill setups, CGs of the hot girls, and 100s of hours of gameplay. On the bad side, there’s lots of battles (that take forever to go through), and the games are pretty picky when it comes to the True Ending (required to access the post-game dungeon). Fuck up once, and you’re fucked.

            As for the story, it’s pretty interesting, as it’s theme is war and betrayal, spilt up into multiple generations (depending on the game – the original has 5, Zero has 2, and 2 has 3). At the end of each generation, if you played your cards right, you get to choose one of a few brides, and your son becomes the protagonist of the following generation. The only diffference between those sons are gameplay stats and cosmetic appearance. Nothing else.

            The PSP game, Record of Agarest War Marriage (or in this case, Agarest Senki Marriage), supposedly adds a new honeymoon element in which you get to date your bride or something. It’s only out in Japan, so I don’t know for sure. I’ve only played RoAW Zero and 2, as I’m awaiting Ghostlight’s (EU publisher, under Agarest: Generations of War/Zero/2) PC port of the original game. And for Aksys to localize the PSP game.

          • ShadowDivz

            I’ve been interested in them for awhile thats why i ask. Thanks.

    • pimpalicious

      The first Neptunia wasn’t very good. I liked the second and third one, they aren’t masterpieces by any stretch but they’re fun.

  • Rudy Soto

    Dear Lord, that narration was incredibly annoying.

    In any case, it looks interesting, but I’m still keeping a distance.

  • Jrpgfanatic

    Do want, looks great. I hope NISA picks this one up. :)

  • I’m going to approach this one with cautious optimism. I’ve been happy with Compile Heart lately, but we know that they can mess stuff up with ease.

  • ivanchu77

    So far it looks very similar to neptunia, kinda interested in this game :)

    also, It is just me or does this narrator sounds EXACTLY like Flonne?

    • Brandonmkii

      All I hear is Ami/Mami from the [email protected]

    • DyLaN

      Nope. Flonne Japanese VA is Yuko Sasamoto while Pipin/Narrator one is Asami Shimoda.

  • Tom

    Steady 60 fps? Because Hyperdimension Neptunia failed at that.

    • James McEneely

      The original installment did, that is correct. however, they’re re-releasing it on Vita sometime soon, so perhaps that will be addressed. In mk2, I barely noticed slowdowns at all, and in Victory there was a distinct lack of slowdown.

    • James McEneely

      Besides, 60fps is kinda excessive. 30fps is what movies run at, while Soap operas run at 60fps.

  • DesmaX

    Geez, that narration makes me feel like punching something. I can’t stand it

    Oh well, saw everything I needed to know with this trailer

  • KnifeAndFork

    “Compile Heart has released their first promo trailer for Fairy Fencer F, their newest RPG for the PlayStation 3 featuring the Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano”

    I really wish they’d stop saying this. It’s misleading. He’s not the main artist for this game. It’s the Neptune artist dude. (forget his name). Amano’s contribution probably represents like 5% of the game art.

    Though I really wish he was the main artist for this game. Going back to his Tatsunoko roots and creating the character models based off that style and such. That would have been much cooler.

    • ChiffonCake

      >the Neptune artist dude. (forget his name)
      Tsunako is a woman.

      But yeah, I otherwise agree. I’m not even sure what exactly Amano designed for this game.

      • xXDGFXx

        >Tsunako is a woman

        Moe level up!

      • Robbyfishersora

        He just there for concept art I guess.

        • DyLaN

          I think he work on the concept department too.

      • biskmater

        I believe he worked on those gods, if their appearance is anything to go by.

      • Keko

        >Tsunako is a woman
        She’s actually a panda.

        • ShadowDivz

          Why a panda?

          • Keko

            She draws herself as a panda most of the time.

          • ShadowDivz

            Ahh like the artist of Full Metal Alchemist.
            She’s draws herself as a cow with glasses.
            I think its funny.

      • DyLaN

        He does concept design and the design of the evil God.

    • Lynx

      ‘Featuring’ here is the key word. Nowhere does that word imply that he is the main artist.

      Just saying.

      Thought it should be expected they use Tsunako as they’ve been sticking with her for a while.

    • DyLaN

      How does his old style look like again?

      And more importantly, does it sell to the crowd? This IS Japanese audience we are talking abt.

  • Ercoman

    This game looks cool. Lotta diversity in terms of characters and environments. Premise is interesting too. I hope the Pipin character is less anoying in the game than it was in this trailer, though.

  • Rohan Kishibe


    • Anime10121

      Means nothing, without telling me they composed some of the tracks for Neptunia Victory, I never would have known, as they did not feel very Uematsu-ey.

      • Rohan Kishibe

        Idk… I just like the name Earthbound Papas.

        • Anime10121

          It is a rather awesome name! Papas whom are bound to the earth :P

      • Rohan Kishibe

        Idk… I just like the name Earthbound Papas.

  • WyattEpp

    Well, I like the designs, at least. Everything else…what “everything else”? There’s too much going on to really get a grip on what’s what. Seems like the sort of game I’ll need to see in motion without Hollywood trailer cutting all over the place to really make a judgement on.

    And +1 to the “gag the narrator” crowd.

  • Wow Compile Heart. You’ve really found a groove here. Very impressed! Liking the looks of this title very much.

  • Brandonmkii

    Gonna get it for that Asami Shimoda narration.

  • The second Neptunia’s erm… “weirder bits” kinda turned me off of what Compile Heart was up to, so when I saw they were forming a subgroup to make games “for Japan,” I was pretty pessemistic, but honestly…

    This looks like it has a soul to it. It reminds me of the old days of Final Fantasy and Square in general, where there was a serious tone to things overall but it was all wrapped in sort of weird but completely acceptable nonsense. Everyone remembers FF7 as some epic quest but kind of glazes over the part where a cat riding a giant Moogle starts following you around, and sure the scene in 6 where Celes leaps off a cliff in despair is pretty sad but let’s not forget it was all at least partly due to the actions of an evil clown, and that one of your partners can be a yeti. Crono Trigger’s got a man-frog that people take pretty seriously despite the fact that he’s a man-frog. Nobody is complaining. Nobody feels the need to, because we can roll with that, it works in the context of those worlds, and it has a sense of fun and wonder to it that a lot of the newer stuff in the JRPG camp can’t really claim.

    I feel that from this. I am willing to throw money at this. CH, I know this is “for Japan,” but please don’t leave the west out in the cold, because this sort of weird but completely easy to roll with nonsense is exactly what a lot of JRPG fans miss from their youths!

    • Göran Isacson

      You know, I kinda agree. There’s a sort of “Grandia-esque” spirit to it, the kind that says that there’s an internally consistent and interesting world here. Perhaps not the most ground-breaking plot, but a rousing adventure nonetheless, you know? Gonna join you in the hopeful corner now, this looks like the kind of titles that can set hearts on fire, if not charts.

      Sorry, that pun was bad of me.

  • Malon


  • Anime10121

    God I want this game!
    God please kill Pipin with fire! Arigatou gozaimasu

    • DyLaN

      No you don’t. Tht thing is hilarious :(

  • Schwer_Muta

    I’m still not sure how I feel about this game. From the footage it looks like gameplay-wise it resembles the Neptunia games. The gameplay of Neptunia while not world-changing is a good start. Expanded on it could something really great.

    But, the Neptunia games were able to get away with having a pretty rough around the edges battle system because they were hilarious. Fairy Fencer F doesn’t have a novel and ridiculous premise to fall back on. If the gameplay isn’t improved from Neptunia it will just be a worse experience than those games.

    Man, I just don’t know.

  • GH56734

    Is it only me or does the protagonist bears a striking similarity to Xing from Tales of Hearts?

  • *Just gets home and checks Siliconera for the first time today after being away all day*

    “Oh look a Fairy Fencer F trailer………. WAIT WHAT!?”

    *Starts watching*

    …………..That was freakin awesome! =^_^=

    *Stares at NISA pleadingly* :3

  • AzureRyuujin

    This belongs in my PS3. NISA, please agree…

  • Vash bane

    that green thing looks funny lol. btw don’t the VA sound like the that thing from precure to anyone else?
    fury form…(don’t mind i just call it bankai XD)

    • DyLaN

      The VA for Pipin is Asami Shimoda, and I don’t see her voicing a PreCure character in her ANN profile.

  • Testament

    I wonder if this would make its way to the west?

    • AnimeRemix

      I’m sure NIS will bring it over. This looks like a title that’ll probably do well within NIS niche fanbase. I for one certainly would buy this if it releases.

      • Testament

        NISA take my money already =^_^=

  • DyLaN

    The narrator sounds fine to me 80% of the time :/ I find characters voiced by Erin Fitzgerald to be more annoying tbh.

    Never heard of StylipS, but I like the ED of Gargantia also sung by Choucho so looking 4ward for the ED. Need to hear more of the OP to decide.

    EDIT: Also it seems like there a new character in a magazine scan call Lolo and she basically Gust.

  • AxionAzure

    In NISA we trust. I can see this one coming to the west just like Neptunia, but it might take a little while there. A sure buy as soon as it happens of course.

  • Calintz YT

    Do want

  • LastationLover5000

    So it’ll have a good and evil route?

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