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

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

 

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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.

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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.

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      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)

  • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

    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)

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    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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