10 Minutes Of NIS’s Ambitious New RPG, The Witch And The Hundred Knights

By Sunjun . July 24, 2013 . 2:00pm

4Gamer has shared a whopping 10-minute gameplay video of Nippon Ichi Software’s upcoming RPG, The Witch and the Hundred Knights. For a company that usually makes strategy-RPGs, The Witch and the Hundred Knights is one of NIS’s most ambitious games yet, boasting wide 3D environments and a large variety of gameplay elements.



As an undead warrior named the Hundred Knights, you must serve the Marsh Witch Metallica by travelling across the world, creating marshes. You can equip five different weapons at once to create deadly combos and outwit your foes by slowing down time and summoning mini-soldiers called Tochkas.


In addition, you can raid people’s houses and eat enemies. Accompanying the game are character designs by Takehito Harada and music by Tenpei Sato from the Disgaea series.


The Witch and the Hundred Knights will be released in Japan on July 25. An English version has been confirmed by NIS America, but has not been dated yet.

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  • Lee Chueng

    this looks promising and also Time and Eternity is not bad as what people think…

    • AkuLord3

      well NISA (and Namco) published it unlike this which is made by NIS team

  • Corey Owens

    That circle in the middle of the screen is really off putting..

    • Lightthrower

      Exactly what I thought. It seems that it works like in Seiken Densetsu, but more annoying…

      • idrawrobots

        I was going to say the same thing.

  • xXDGFXx

    The little night is adorable

  • Guest

    I think they may have to change her name cuz of the metal band name. I hope no copyright issues like what happened to jojo.

    • SpecDotSign

      Just change it to Meta-Ricca. We all win. lol.

    • Warboss Aohd

      yeah, change it ta “The Iron Maiden”.

  • SuBw00FeR

    God damn I am all over this.

  • Ardus

    Music seems to be drawing from Soul nomad rather then Disgaea which is great cause i loved soul nomads soundtrack.

  • The combat looks intriguing

  • Achrmaeiad

    Quick and dirty translation of the opening sequence:

    Another world somewhere called Midea. Deep within a forest sandwiched between two nations, where even those animals feared by people dare not tread. There lies a swamp called Niblhenne, which a single witch calls her home. The witch profits off of eerie experiments, and is called and feared as the Marsh Witch, but nobody has ever even seen her, let alone gotten close.

    ???: Have you awakened? Mr. Hundred Knights……

    ???: Rejoice, for you are the first to come to this small and gloomy swamp in 113 years!!

    ???: Well, actually, you are the first to come here. Yes.

    Hundred Knights: ?

    Alrekino: I apologize for my late introduction. I am Alrekino. I am an honest and faithful servant of the Marsh Witch, Lica, and serve as her butler.

    Metallica: You….piece of junk!!

    Metallica: I am not Lica! My name is Me-ta-lli-ca!!

    Metallica: Sheesh, eventually I’ll get that through your thick skull!

    Metallica: Hm….putting that aside, are you actually saying that this is the legendary deity…”The Hundred Knights”?

    Metallica: With the appearance of an ominous bird and the stature of a mountain.

    Metallica: With 13 ominous eyes and four strong arms that tear apart the earth!

    Metallica: Soldiers on horseback, gallantly soaring on huge wings, making the air tremble, and let out a roar that shakes the earth.

    Metallica: Spouting fire from groin and mouth, and made up of one hundred members of the deity corps…..

    Metallica: So what the heck is this runt?! ……..I’ve got a lot more ranting to do!!


    Metallica: Take a look, Hundred Knights! This is my fabulous swamp!

    Metallica: The sweet smell of the swamp in the morning….!

    Metallica: The appearance of bright green mold that grows on 100 year old gooey cheese!

    Metallica: This dank air…!

    Metallica: How about it! Isn’t it just the best? Just by breathing in this scent, power flows to the very core of my body!

    Metallica: That’s why I want to turn the world into a swamp! That is my greatest desire!

    Metallica: I want a world filled with my cherished swamps! That is my great mission!

    Metallica: When this world is completely taken over by swamplands, you will have fulfilled the terms of our contract and I will set you free.

    Metallica: Kihihi, to put it plainly, your mission is to turn the world into a swamp.

  • RavenholtEX

    Is it just me, or does Metallica kind of sound like Red Saber from Fate/Extra? Maybe it’s just the arrogant tone of voice that both characters share. Also, why is her name Metallica, when she’s the Marsh Witch?

  • I am really digging that style of the environments.

  • ShadowDivz

    I think Metallica is pretty hot.

    Is it just me or is Pisuko bigger than everyone else at 9:35?
    Also she’s naked and tied up…which is awesome.

  • Shady Shariest

    Look out Metallica! There’s a flying saucer on top of your hea-Oh…A hat…

  • Endy Operin

    Everything looks really nice but this action bar recovery visual/audio effect can be quite annoying after some time.

  • deadMastershiro

    this game makes me want to play DW4 for some reason?

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