A Berserk Game More Focused On Cinematics Than Gameplay

By Eugene . October 15, 2013 . 4:00pm

It seems everything is going social or to smartphones these days, doesn’t it? The latest to join the crowd is GREE-developed Berserk Steady Advance! Surging Waves of Soldier Companies. This spin-off of the popular Berserk series puts players in charge of their own mercenary company, recruiting soldiers to form ranks of cavalry, swordsmen or archers and then sending them off to battle.

 

You’ll be able to affect the number of troops, health of your units and so forth depending on the rarity and strengths of your commanders, but there’s surprisingly little on how actual combat flows in the game.

 

 

From what we understand, once battle is joined—with cel-shaded units on a 3D battlefield—players touch the screen to issue basic commands and watch their units fight it out against opposing enemies.

 

 

It’s possible to recruit Griffith, Guts and other main characters from the series as players fight under the banner of the Band of the Hawk, with the game set during the Golden Age arc of the series. So no, there’s likely no weird fantasy monsters here just yet.

 

Still, the game looks charming. That hand-drawn art style for troops is so SNES-era but oddly beautiful. As a free-to-play title, you’ll also be able to team up with allies and form a grander merc coalition to take on foes, or rely on friends to assist in battles.

 

Berserk Steady Advance! Surging Waves of Soldier Companies is out now for the iOS.

 

 

 

 



  • British_Otaku

    The title convinced me that it was a GREE/iOS touch swipe thing, but I was hoping for something more Fire Emblem esque from this “This spin-off of the popular Berserk series puts players in charge of
    their own mercenary company, recruiting soldiers to form ranks of
    cavalry, swordsmen or archers and then sending them off to battle”… >_>

    Why did you have to make the first picture of the article have “Touch the Screen” to hit me where it hurts when I had hope?

    Looking at the rest of it, the interface and visuals do look nice, hoping that the next Berserk game is on a region free console or portable, even it seems only the works aimed at younger people get games.

  • Sardorim

    Stop is Berserk! You’re crushing what’s left of my heart by showing me the good ol’days before “that” event!

    Casca!!!

    Sniff… Never again.

    • Surgeon of Death

      “That” mindfucked the hell out of me……..

  • Jonathan Tse

    looks way too clean to be Berserk. needs demons to get that hype factor. i wonder if there are any gdlk action Berserk games.

    • neogeno

      Dragons Dogma comes really close. There are a lot of references(kinda) to the anime in it as well as Guts(not Berserk armor sadly) and Griffiths armor.

  • tubers

    SS looks more Berserk than this game :(

  • DemonKingAsura

    A Berserk Game in the vein of Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls would cool, with a bit of added speed and anime-ish style fight scenes to make it a bit more distinct.

    Or hell a crossover game having Berserker Armor guts fight abyss corrupted Artorias.

    • grevlinghore

      Yes please!

    • Atmey

      Well, Dragon’s Dogma had Berserk’s armor sets…

  • Pdugna

    aww man a Beserk game in such a long and its a freaking iPhone game….bleh…..if only those movies produced enough for a good developer to work with the studio to make the games.

  • Croix Zapp

    Will we be anal raped if we make a wrong move?

  • http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/21421.html?type=4 Kashell

    The weather is too sunny for it to be Berserk. I want darkness and blood, dang-it!

  • fairysun

    I welcome any Berserk game !

  • Strongarm Thunderbeard

    334 FUCKING WHEN?

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Anyways, game looks interesting.

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