In This PSP Game You Date The Knights Of The Round Table (Seriously!)

By Spencer . January 2, 2013 . 3:06pm

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We’ve seen video games play on the Arthurian legend, but Princess Arthur certainly surprised us since Idea Factory turned it into a dating sim. Whoever can pull out the holy sword from the stone becomes king and in Princess Arthur a young girl named Alu is the one to do it. After some persuasion from Merlin, Alu is crowned king and meets the Knights of the Round Table.

 

She stands on the battlefield for the first time in her life and sheds a tear wondering why she was chosen and wants to know what love is. So, naturally the Knights of the Round become your potential suitors. That’s Lancelot and Gawain below.

 

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Believe it or not, but that guy is Merlin.

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Alu hanging out with Mordred.

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Galahan looks freaked out by Alu’s advances?

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Percival waves. (What happened to his armor?)

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Mordred embraces Alu.

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Awww isn’t Lancelot a romantic?

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Princess Arthur is slated for release on March 28 for PSP.

 

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  • DesmaX

    lulz

  • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

    omg, want!! haha

  • http://amc9988.deviantart.com/ amc99

    She’s gonna become Saber

    • 果林

      Im still expecting a beam of light coming out of her sword causing destruction

  • http://expsharekupo.wordpress.com/ Mint Cream

    Having fangirl seizure *.*

  • riceisnice

    The Medieval period was known for being the era with the poorest hygiene. I wouldn’t be kissing anyone’s hands Lancelot.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Not to mention that it’s actually impolite to kiss a lady’s hand when she’s not wearing gloves.

      • Curan_Altea

        But Lancelot is resident bad-boy of the Knights of the Round Table.

      • Landale

        That would explain the “WHAT THE HELL?!” look on her face.

    • puchinri

      Honestly, any contact was probably gross then, but hey, if you’re gonna snog eventually, the hand is the least of your worries.

  • harmonyworld

    If she’s strong willed and fights hard too, then I’d consider taking a look at it if I could.

  • Jesse Thompson

    I’ll hold my breath while I wait for a NA localization of a game like this! :D And then I’ll die… (>.<); Still, I'd buy at least 3 copies of it…

    • Aoshi00

      Very nice art, but I like Hakuouki’s better :) Richard Gere and Sean Connery are still my Lancelot and Arthur though :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001946906950 Nyu Ko

    It’s just like the original!
    Except, you know, a harem… with smut.

  • Reiko_Chan

    Hopefully we get this. Hopefully.

  • Anzac

    I’d play it if it had a Guinevere route.

    • puchinri

      Oh, goodness, yes. That’d be great too.

  • Rudy Soto

    What the Christ.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Poor Merlin. He was a badass wizard, but now he’s been turned into a joke. =(

    Also, shouldn’t Alu be called a queen?

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Yeah, that would make sense, but the kanji they use is for king so who am I to argue.

      • Morricane

        You mean 王? 王 by itself is gender-neutral and specifies the sovereign of a country. It just so happens that in medieval Europe, most sovereigns did bear the title of king, hence we translate it usually as that. But technically, you can translate it as you like.

    • JustThisOne

      No, man, the legends never lie! They said king, so she’s a king, kay?

    • lozffvii

      To be honest, I always felt that Merlin was less of a badass and more of a pain-in-the-ass.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      Merlin been a joke since F/SN. Just sayin~
      http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Merlin#Merlin

    • puchinri

      Females can indeed be kings.
      And there have been terrible Merlin’s, this one is just hot and interesting.

      • Tom_Phoenix

        Sure, a female can be a king….if she’s pretending to be male….which Alu clearly isn’t.

        Also, I’m not sure what’s so hot or interesting about this Merlin, but whatever floats your tea set, I guess.

        • puchinri

          No, there have indeed been female kings. It’s not common, but it isn’t entirely inappropriate or off.

          He has a certain vibe to him that I like, but then again, he may not actually convey/portray that vibe in-game, and that would be disappointing.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    What has been seen cannot been unseen. Holy fuck..and I’m not saying it like a good kind of “Holy…”. I’m being honest: just…wow~.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      this seems pretty tamed who was is the issue here.

  • Saraneth

    There’s no way that Mordred romance can go wrong.

    • 07thCrow

      lol Not at all! And that’s not even considering that Mordred was Arthur’s son. Creepy? Yes. (O.o)

  • Anna Scruton

    Really Idea Factory? REALLY?!

    • Luna Kazemaru

      the point of this was?

      • Testsubject909

        Express surprise?

        • Luna Kazemaru

          but type-moon did this?

          • Testsubject909

            Then color me absolutely confused.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      F/SN did it ady. Your argument is invalid. ;)

    • puchinri

      Really. And it shall sell~.

  • OverlordZetta

    You know, funny thing is I don’t think there’s been a reverse one of these before; that is, King Arthur and the Princesses of the Round Table. Someone should get on that. Make it an action RPG or something.

    • tubers

      .. sounds like eroge material :P

      • Testsubject909

        Action RPG eroge aren’t that great. We could have Merlin be involved in some way in uniting the Princesses of the Round Table to pacify the Kingdom before going unto a hunt for the Holy Grail who would obviously be some angelic woman and be the “Final Boss” with a secret harem ending if you did everything right and got every one of the Princesses to join you.

        An interactive hands-on gameplay experience would be one approach with some pseudo RPG elements similar to… Oh crap I forgot the name but it was actually a pretty fun game… Oh well. Alternatively you could go the Strategy RPG route but it’s just not exactly the same. I forget the name of the game but you “attacked” by using certain actions that you would in turn apply yourself in said interactive format of point and click.

    • puchinri

      Or make more otome versions.
      More with RPG elements.

    • Tianyu Wei

      Never played Eiyuu Senhime? the entire Knight of the Round + Arthur were female.

  • Juuu

    This is why I love otome games. Between this sort of thing and the one where you’re Kenji Ifaune’s niece or something, there is literally no shortage of crazy stories to go around and I can be endlessly amused reading plot synopsis for them. I love otoge so much. :P

  • 07thCrow

    Okay, did anyone else immediately think of Saber from Fate/Stay Night after reading the words “girl”, “king” and “Arthur”? XD
    Gosh, I wish this there was even just a tiny chance of this leaving Japan… :’(

  • Margaret Chan

    I want this.

  • Nozomi

    ****, I’d play this.

  • Tien Ron

    fate stay night but still…. ~_~ idea factory really….it’s so silly but i suppose it’s a new take on things

  • Hyli

    I’ve always wanted to date Gawain, now my dream can finally come true!
    The plot seems a little…idk, weird? But I’m such a sucker for dating sims I hardly even care.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ssssso.

    -Mordred is the bad boy who will run around and desert
    you unless you heal his poor widdle heart/ her brother/ both of the above BECAUSE WHY NOT

    -Lancelot is the noble and sensitive senpai who is oh so kind and gentle but there will be heart-break down the line and cheating because of angsty backstory-reasons

    -Gawain is the jock-type who may be a werewolf because of that whole legend of his strength being the greatest at noon but lowest at sunset being
    twisted to fit in with modern romantic novel tastes

    -Percival is the genki ignoramus who’s not too bright but who even cares his abs are amazing and Alu will put anyone who tries to introduce him to armor and concepts of shame to the sword

    -aaand Galahad is like, Lancelots little brother and ultra-pure little boy jesus that is the least threatening of them all.

    BONUS ROUND: Merlin is the alpha and omega-troll who
    cicada blocks you every day and yet you can’t help but be entranced by
    his devil-may-care attitude and personal space-encroaching ways.

    Oh God why do I know so much about dating sim archetypes

    I am fairly sure I’m shaming my ancestors by making room in my mind for this stuff somehow.
    Also this comment keeps getting put up for moderation for some reason and this is the last one I’ll send in, swear to god, if the moderators are looking at this just put this one up.

  • Ladius

    It would be interesting if Aksys could pick this one up in order to expand their otome lineup, I imagine licensing costs would be almost zero for such a niche PSP title in 2013.

    • puchinri

      That would be really awesome and lovely~. ♥

  • lozffvii

    They’re missing a few…
    Sir Lamorak, Sir Bors, Sir Balin, Sir Bedivere, Sir Tristan, Sir Ywain, Sir Palomedes, Sir Kay, Brave Sir Robin, Sir Notappearinginthisfilm, etc.

    • Testsubject909

      The Tale… of Sir Robin.

      Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot. He was not afraid to die, oh brave Sir Robin! He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways! Brave brave brave brave Sir Robin!

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Yeah, Sir Notappearinginthisfilm is my favourite! It’s a travesty that he’s not appearing in this game! >=(

      • Testsubject909

        Shame too, as we all know he’s the best looking of them all.

  • サレム

    Gen Urobuchi sequel please

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      There one…. Its called Fate/Zero :P

  • natchu96

    After F/SN, I can believe Merlin.

  • LETS PRAY FOR LOCALIZATION

    Another otome game… *looks at males*

    *Prepares to preorder*

    • Waka The Baka

      *looks at Lancelot and Percival* Those 2……are worth getting the game for! *prepares to preorder also*

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu of Spades

    Just wait for Morgause to become that secret unlockable love interest.

  • DanijoEX

    Hmm… Quite a twist on this, I say.

  • Laith Rem

    Sure I’ll play it. Just tell me where Guinevere is =V

  • Elemiel

    I’d play it, that concept sounds hilariously interesting. And I thought of the Monty Python movie when I read it, okay? >_>

    • Testsubject909

      Don’t worry. A lot of people thought of Monty Python I’m sure.

  • Testsubject909

    Where’s Brave Sir Robin?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwuTo7zKM8

    On a side note. I really like that Merlin. Reminds me of mr pervy Tetris puzzle master mage from that Consumer War anime where the Kingdom of Sega goes against the Empire of Nintendo with our protagonist Gear (Sonic).

    Do not ask me what the title is. I kinda forgot what it was. I got it noted somewhere but meh.

    On a side note. The only game of this genre I remember playing was Angelique. And that one was fun with some city management stuff.

  • anarchy_panty

    This ain’t no Seiba I ever heard of.

  • Testsubject909

    On a side note.

    I am personally prepared to see yet another take on the lore without any passing mention of Arthur’s many other magical weapons.

  • Trotmeister

    It’s kind of ironic that Percival looks like such a manwhore since original stories depicted him as the purest of all the knights. Also, Lancelot isn’t nearly badass enough.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

    Lol. I think most of us T-M fans thought of F/SN 1st XD F/SN actually made me to read up on Knights of the Round Table (Though I forgot most of it ady ==;)

    I’d play this for the lols. Look like another interesting take on the legend. I want a Guinevere route just for the lols. On a side note, there totally NO WAY tht Mordred route will go wrong ;P

  • Testsubject909

    Thinking on this a second time.

    Merlin convincing Alu to become king huh… Did it go something like this?

    Alu: What? I never wanted to pull this sword out, why do I have to be king!?
    Merlin: If you become King, I’ll be your personal love slave and you’ll have a bunch of knights you’ll be able to date at your leisure and have fun with.
    Alu: Get me my throne slave-boy!

  • Hinataharem

    Everyone looks sleepy

  • deathman00789

    Merlin def Merlin

  • brian

    Nearly all of those CGs with Alu made me think s/he is a crazy bitch based on facial expression.
    Especially that first one with Mordred.

  • Ridho Siregar

    This is why I hate galge sometimes… -__-
    *no offense

    • puchinri

      They don’t have as much fun as otome games do?

  • Z3

    King Arthur really has a curse of being turned into a woman by the Japanese lol

  • piichan

    I like otomes but the characters don’t look good ><

  • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

    But Arthur.
    I don’t…
    Wat.

  • puchinri

    That. Is awesome! And hot~. Mmmf. Look at that Merlin~~. ♥
    I also greatly appreciate that they’re making some of their armor as useless, lacking and somewhat gaudy as most female characters in any genre receive.

    Keepin an eye on this.

  • Crok425

    Princess Arthur?
    ………
    DAFUQ!!? … Japan seriously has an interesting mind…

  • http://www.siliconera.com Jenni

    I want it for the Mordred romance.

  • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

    This looks disappointingly PG-13

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