Battle Princess of Arcadia Puts You On A Haunted Ship, Possibly With A Zombie Army

By Sunjun . August 22, 2013 . 3:20pm



Nippon Ichi Software’s upcoming action-RPG is set in the continent of Weltecs, where the Battle Princess Plume watches over the easternmost kingdom, Schwert.


In the world of Battle Princess of Arcadia, there is a story about a song that has the power to bewilder humans. There once was a group of people who could sing this song and brainwash the population, leading them to their destruction. Most people treat this story as a children’s fairy tale, but there are a small number of people who believe in the story and fear the day the singers will return. A similar story tells of a fearsome monster named Ruin Aria that is able to brainwash humans through song.

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As an aside, the game will put you on a mission to search for a missing commander on a haunted ship, where you will come across an army of red-eyed soldiers from the kingdom of Armatura.

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Along with a haunted ship, you will travel through the Mysterious Forest, an area close to the royal capital of Schwert and the first level in the game.

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To the southeast of Schwert is the Iceberg Region. The monsters here are fierce and are capable of freezing your body if you’re careless.

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In the Desert Region, you will face swarms of monsters digging below the sand or crawling across the surface who are capable of inflicting poison.



To the northwest of Schwert lies the Crystal Caves, where you will have to lead an army against the ancient monster sleeping in its depths.

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Battle Princess of Arcadia will be released on September 26 for the PlayStation 3.


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  • leingod

    Looks pretty cool, actually.

  • ShadowDivz

    I hope there’s a demo on the JAP PSN store, close to it’s release date. I’d like to try this, it looks good.

    • For future reference, you should avoid using “JAP” since its considered derogatory to the Japanese. JP or JPN would suffice for abbreviations, just saying.

      • ShadowDivz

        Ahh okay, i didn’t know.

  • Zurashii

    Anyone else feels like there will be a Vita port sooner or later?

    • michel

      Yes, the “golden” version… ;)

  • Arcana Wiz

    This game looks really good, and i’m a sucker for 2d art, and never will be enough 2-d side scrollers in the world!

  • DesmaX

    Oh, Disgaea 5 with 3D models like that…

    This game looks cool too, really reminds me of Odin Sphere (Even the status ailments things, if I’m correct)

  • After finishing Witch and Hundred Knights, my thirst for this game has increased even more. I’m interested to see how NIS handles the side-scrolling implementation. Majo to Hyakkihei’s 3D/top down felt kind of cumbersome in some ways, this might be an interesting way to speed the game up but still have a dynamic play experience.

  • Kevin Schwarz

    Hopefully this one will make it out of Japan, eventually.

  • KuroNathan

    I maintain my hopes that this will be close to patapon 1 and 2 in style. (not 3, I hated 3)

  • Yeah. I’m pretty much sold on this already.

  • Göran Isacson

    And this game just remains the prettiest and most visually appealing N1 game I’ve seen in forever. Gotta love those skullpandas.

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