First Look At Arc System Works’ Prison Break Dungeon RPG

By Spencer . August 28, 2013 . 10:28pm

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Years of Amazones takes place on a all-girls prison planet where you are one of the prisoners. The goal of the game is to reach a spaceship and escape. Fortunately, you have some friends like Gantai, the girl with the eyepatch (her name literally means "eyepatch"), who doesn’t laugh much since she has a stern military-like personality. Gantai attacks with a handgun and an army knife.


l_521dbaa91f8bc Famitsu also revealed Kunoichi who has kunai, a wakizashi, and shuriken. She usually has a cool personality, but can quickly become shy. Years of Amazones uses a turn based battle system with two energy parameters to pay attention to AP (action points) and a battery meter. Each time you use an attack you have to spend some AP. Battery power is consumed when you use strong attacks like skills.


Players will have to fight other girls on the prison planet in dungeons. The story unfolds as you progress through dungeons and reach specific points that trigger event scenes.


Years of Amazones has character designs from High School DxD artist Miyama-Zero and Shigetaka Kimura who created concept art for a number of Arc System Works games including gallery illustrations for Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus. The game is slated for release on Nintendo 3DS on November 14.

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  • Heisst

    Shiny visuals. Reminds me of New Leaf’s concept art models.

    • ninjabart122

      It has a Virtue’s Last Reward feel to me.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    Look great!!

  • RazeXI

    Is this the dungeon crawler that arc sys was going to announce? and if so, what are the chances of it being localized?

    • Kai2591

      If Senran Kagura was localized, then anything is possible these days, I think.

      • Renaldi Saputra


  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    So is the player a male or a female? Its important to get this out of the way

    • ninjabart122

      All bets on female.

      Being a prisoner on an all-female prison planet sure sounds like a guarantee.

      • ronin4life

        IT’S A TRAP!! 0[]0//

    • Kai2591

      Yeah I wanna know too. It’s important.

    • Pockystix

      if girl = awesome yuri potential

      if guy = generic harem game

      • Kai2591

        I’m a guy but I’m not into yuri. It’s a dead-end lol.

        I’d like the protagonist to be a dude, but most likely it’s a girl.

        • CirnoTheStrongest

          How is it a ‘dead-end’?

    • Pockystix Kai2591 ninjabart122

      The main is female lol

      “Years of Amazones takes place on a ALL-GIRLS prison planet where YOU are one of the prisoners.”

  • XypherCode


  • The most beautiful bee-hind I’ve ever seen. I’m now interested. *adds to growing wishlist*

  • Crazy_O

    It looks great, now let’s hope the gameplay is good too. But I don’t know if they chose the right plattform. Judging from the sales of Conception 2 ~19000 on the vita (top 5 in the weekly charts) and ~5000 on the 3DS the fanbase of otaku pandering games are more on the sony handheld. They should release it for both systems so everyone is happy.

    • supervamp

      otaku pandering?

  • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

    I hope the MC is a self insert otherwise not buying it if ever localized.

    • Guest

      I am so glad you are wrong, and the main character is Gantai
      And, that’s fine that you don’t buy it. There are plenty of other games out there for you.

      • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

        Why so glad with my suffering? I wanted to be trapped with those beauties, i still dont comprehend why they made the MC a girl instead of fullfilling my fantasy.

        • CirnoTheStrongest

          Because there are 10000 harem games out there to fulfill those fantasies.

          • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

            Nah i have played a lot and most of them features well defined characters, self inserts are actually hard to come by, and when i read things like “it features you” im specting a self insert not an already defined character.

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      Yeah! A female self-insert would be great!! I’m glad we’re on the same page here Oscar~

      • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

        Not exactly what i meant :(.

        • CirnoTheStrongest

          It’s what your subconscious wanted :P

          • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

            I dont think so.

  • Milla

    Looks nice but not something i’d play.

    and hehehe dont expect to see gameplay of this on yt /trollface/
    since asw will just strike you away ahahahahaha

  • Now this looks and sounds interesting =). I’m already robbing banks in Payday 2 so breaking out of jail shouldn’t be so hard either =P

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Very nice. The setting is similar to Criminal Girls it seems. Why the goddamn 3DS though? I have a Japanese 3DS but it would have been so much better on something else.
    Oh well, still getting it.

    Time to enjoy watching people squeal about “pandering” though.

    • TheExile285

      I would have prefferred Vita but hopefully it will localized so we can play it put in the West on 3DS.

      I can’t remember a non-2D game from Arc so I’ll be keeping my eye on this.

  • Pedro Furtado

    If Conception 2, according to the poster below, sold around 5000 copies on the 3DS, is this game that cheap to make or are they setting themselves up to failure?

    • TheExile285

      Just because A game doesn’t sell well on X system doesn’t mean B game won’t and vice versa.

      Conception 2 was also in Vita and that version was advertised more.

      Its also worth noting that nothing did well the week Conception 2 came out.

      • Pedro Furtado

        Ah, I see. I was quite misinformed, thanks!

  • courte

    hope the gameplays good though

  • Antixono

    This looks awesome,hoping for a localzation!

  • ZekeFreek

    An all-girls prison planet probably sounds like someone’s idea of a good time.

    • brian

      Like the people that made Criminal Girls?

  • DyLaN

    I can smell the yuri in the air ady =)

    • TheExile285

      What’s it smell like?

      • Arcana Wiz

        maybe madoka like?

        • CirnoTheStrongest

          Nah, this far surpasses Madoka

  • puchinri

    The designs are pretty cute, I may actually keep an eye on this. I wonder what the difficulty will be like.

  • Magus KilIer

    Does it have a soundtrack by Daisuke Ishiwatari?, i’d buy anything if it had a soundtrack by Daisuke Ishiwatari

  • Gustavo

    3DS, what a waste.

    • TheExile285

      People are gonna start flaming you if you don’t edit this.

      • Gustavo

        Why? It’s just an opinion. Well, I hope Arc sys port the game to the Vita later.

        • DyLaN

          Post like those are not allowed/welcomed here.

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