Battle Princess of Arcadia Will Have Over 900 Different Weapons

By Sunjun . August 26, 2013 . 4:03pm

In Nippon Ichi Software’s upcoming action-RPG, you take the role of Plume, the feisty Battle Princess of the kingdom of Schwert. The kingdom is guarded by four armies stationed in the north, south, east, and west, as well as the Princess Army in the capital. As you follow Plume’s journey, you’ll eventually come across members of these armies.

 

Elias

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Elias is a bright, handsome mage from Schwert’s northern army. He has climbed up the ranks using just lip service, although he’s also a decent fighter. As a mage, he can use many different long-range attacks. Compared to other characters, he moves more slowly, but when he jumps, he floats in mid-air longer. His special attack is “Petit☆Destroy”, which summons a meteor.

 

Yulca

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Yulca is the noble commander of Schwert’s eastern army. He has a gentle personality, which makes him popular among his soldiers. However, he has gone MIA while investigating a haunted ship.

 

As Plume and her companions, you will fight using over 900 different weapons divided into seven categories. You can upgrade them by collecting ingredients in battle and then visiting a workshop in the castle town. You can raise the stats of your weapons and unlock new skills.

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Some of your weapons will even be able to evolve into new weapons. Certain weapons in the game are available only through evolving.

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Not only can you collect items during levels, but like in the Disgaea games, they are rewarded when you complete each level.

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

 

 


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  • Letiumtide

    I’m really curious if this is single player or multiplayer. I’d be very sad if it was single player only, seems like it would be great couch co-op.

    • Kaitsu

      Yeah, the only thing I actually want out of this game is Co-op. Specifically local co-op, since I have a brother that shares the same interests in these games.

    • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

      The game’s website unfortunately indicates that this is a single player game.

      http://nippon1.jp/consumer/arcadias/spec/information.html

      プレイヤー人数 1人
      Number of Players

      • Letiumtide

        Aw, well thanks for the info. It’s unfortunate because I think NIS developed this to be single player because it’s what they’re used to, despite the fact that beatemups like this are best when played with others, especially if there are multitudes of characters to play as.

        Oh well.

      • Kaitsu

        :c damn, oh well

        It’s still a NIS game that looks really good. Would still buy.

    • Arcana Wiz

      Yup these games like DC are perfect to two-three players.

  • Selcca

    NIS(A) – Destroyer of wallets.

    • Arcana Wiz

      It’s their job, so at least we can say they are great professionals at it.

  • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

    The game’s website has a recently added mention of a soundtrack CD and put 3 of the BGM tracks up for preview/listen. So far sounds good. BGM 2 has significantly more guitar rock feel than I would have expected.

    http://nippon1.jp/consumer/arcadias/spec/first_production.html

    • DesmaX

      To be fair, this was there when the website launched

  • GameWinner

    In NISA we trust.
    Please localize this awesome looking game!

  • Göran Isacson

    I wonder how large the playable party will be- at first I thought we would just play as Plume and her entourage, but apparently other characters from other nations are playable too? Wonder if there will be character move/weapon overlap, and if you’ll really switch between them that much…

  • Thatguy

    It’s over 900… oh, wait…
    Elias… is a man? His outfit… disturbing >__>

    • wefwq

      Psst… it’s a trap.

  • Shady Shariest

    “Over 900?!”
    So far i have yet to not smile whenever there are screenshots of this… The style is so amazing!

  • Ban The Jackass

    Over 900 weapons? If they said 900 weapons+armor, it would be like MH3U.

  • SuBw00FeR

    NISA Get on this asap!

  • 4shiki

    Please make it outside of Japan…please! I need this game in my life! @_@

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