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Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force

System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: January 17, 2019
Developer: Idea Factory / Compile Heart / Ghostlight
Publisher: Idea Factory


Fairy Fencer F felt very familiar to Idea Factory fans when it launched half a decade ago thanks to it using the same system and mechanics as the developer’s most successful property, the Hyperdimension Neptunia series. The game not only had the same arena turn-based RPG combat that made Hyperdimension Neptunia stick out from other JRPGs, but was progressed in a visual novel-like format with tons of dialogue and mostly static images and a much more tactical menu and layout that could change the pace of a battle in the blink of an eye. Still, Fairy Fencer F had its issues, with the occasional technical hiccups, some game breaking moments, prolonged tutorials, and a multitude of other minute things that eventually pile up and take a toll on the overall experience. Thankfully, an “enhanced” version released a few years later with Advent Dark Force, which has been the standard Fairy Fencer F game moving forward. It had tons of quality-of-life enhancements, as well as all DLC included from its original release and even included new story routes that were accessible through key decisions the player would make throughout the game. Advent Dark Force made Fairy Fencer F feel, for the most part, polished and complete. While Idea Factory’s PC ports haven’t had the best track record Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force was certainly playable on that platform and is a ton of fun. Sadly, that is more than one could say about the state of the Switch version.

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is set to arrive as a digital download on the Switch eShop tomorrow. Take a look at some early footage below.

The RPG Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force lands on the Switch eShop next Thursday. Watch a trailer for the game below.

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark is due out on January 17.

Idea Factory has passed along a new set of screenshots from Fencer F: Advent Dark Force on Switch showing the game’s Fairize element.

Here’s the information on that system:

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is coming to Switch via the eShop on January 17, Idea Factory has announced.

The Switch edition will include all 25 pieces of DLC from the original PlayStation 4 release. During its first two weeks, the game will have a 20% launch discount off the $39.99 asking price.

Continue on below for the latest Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force details covering battles, along with a new batch of Switch screenshots.

Idea Factory released the latest details and screenshots for Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force on Switch. Today’s update covers various systems, including Fairies and their Resonance Effects, Godly Revival, Weapon Boost, and World Shaping.

Here’s the lowdown:

The RPG Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is making its way to Switch in January, Idea Factory announced today. It will be sold as a digital-only release via the eShop.

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force includes all 25 DLC available in the original PlayStation 4 release. During the first two weeks of launch, it’ll have a 20% discount from the $39.99 price.

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is coming to Switch, Idea Factory has announced. The game launches on the eShop this fall with Ghostlight handling publishing duties in Europe.

Compile Heart originally made Fairy Fencer F, which will be appearing on Switch for the first time. All 25 DLC will be included.