Phosphorescent Lanze Takes Place In A World At War

By Eugene . December 3, 2013 . 4:03pm


Phosphorescent Lanze, the fast-paced 3D shoot-em-up by AMZY, is out this week on the Nintendo eShop in Japan, and the developer has released a new gameplay trailer for the title, along with story details.


Phosphorescent Lanze appears to take place in another post-apocalyptic world where countries, as the term is known today, no longer exist. The collapse of humanity’s biggest hope, the World Union, saw to that end. Thus, Security forces have been created and mobilized to try to regain that which was lost.


As part of the former, players take on the role of Eins, a cyborg soldier with the power to transform between jet and human form. I don’t know whether to make a Saikano, Strike Witches or Mecha Musume reference here, so I’m giving you all three. The game’s impressive framerate is made even more so by the knowledge you can switch anytime between forms to suit the situation.


The operator of Ains is Seren, formerly a student of the sciences. Against all this there’s Ratail, the main opposing mech-lady—and possibly the strange voice we hear in the video above—for the enemy country/security forces.


Phosphorescent Lanze is out on the Nintendo 3DS eShop for 3DS in Japan later today.

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  • Chaos_Knight

    Dat framerate…

  • OlimacFTW

    For being a small developer, AMZY surely knows how to make games with excellent framerate, just check Clash of Elementalists.
    It would be nice if this game makes its way to America too.

    • InfectedAI

      Ah, since they made Clash there’s a precedent for them releasing games in North America. Hopefully this one gets localized too.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    Yes a fast pace
    Liberation Maiden!!!

  • 하세요

    Okay okay, THIS will be my final 3DS purchase for the year.

    I mean it.


    • British_Otaku

      I would be a very happy person if this was the only 3DS game left worth getting for the year especially because it is affordable (I like physical limited releases) and pretty awesome.

      Have you given it a spin yet?

  • Suicunesol

    I hope to play this someday.

  • SilentMC

    I was wondering what this game was when I saw it on the eshop the other day. Initially the game looked a little slow and clunky but the more I saw of it the better it looked. Pretty cheap too, just 1000 yen.

  • PreyMantis

    It’s like a fusion of ZOE and Liberation Maiden.

  • tubers

    Looks fun! Reminds me of VFX2 and Omega Boost on the PSOne but this seems faster and have better framerates.

  • This looks fun. It reminds me of ZOE in a way =)

  • Asuna Ilano

    This is one reason that will make you wish 3DS is not region locked. Why!??

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    OMG. AMZY seems to be the technical wizard on Japan which is on par with Shinen there lol.^_^ That glorious framerate.

    • British_Otaku

      In full 3D (talking about the effect, not the models or world) no less, I got the game running earlier in the morning.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        O_o is that so. This actually makes me wanted to buy them on JP 3DS here.^_^

        • British_Otaku

          They responded to some English comments positively on their Youtube videos, so there is a chance they will look into localising it with some luck.

          See the comments of this one:

          The comment I’m talking about from AMZYSTAFF says: “Thank you! I want to localize properly if to release in North America. However, because there is no decision to me, can not promise. I’m sorry.”

          I won’t stop you from importing a system for this, but at least consider games which are full retail titles like E.X. Troopers (also on the PS3) as well and set not to come over, or more niche titles too. :P

  • sfried

    So this is Strike Suit Zero meets Strike Witches.

    Strike Witches Zero.

  • Göran Isacson

    The framerate looks pretty impressive, but I seem to recall that another gameplay showed that the “missile locked on to you” sound sounds almost constantly and could quickly end up The Most Annoying Sound… I do hope the trailer was just misleading though, I’d hate for a game that looks this marvelous technically speaking be plagued by such an amateur design flaw.

  • Julien_N

    People here are (rightfully) impressed by the framerate but I would say the music in this game is also great!
    I hope it comes to Western 3DSes. (and not only NA!)

    It also makes me want to clear Liberation Maiden’s Hard Mode, which I haven’t finished yet. The Stage 3 boss is damn annoying with its webs (and the QTEs to escape them -.-“) and laser walls.

    • J_Joestar

      hah, yea hope this comes over (also stuck at stage 3 Hard mode’s boss in Liberation Maiden.)

      • Julien_N

        After replaying Liberation Maiden’s Hard Mode, I managed to defeat this boss! =) (but got crushed by the final boss)

        It takes a bit more strategy and time than the other bosses but basically, when the boss summons a robot in front of him, I keep strafing to the sides while shooting with the laser weapon at the missiles that are above me. The frustrating webs that are launched sometimes can also be destroyed with the laser before they reach you.

        With a sword attack, you can stun the robot for a while and then use these few seconds to shoot the boss’ core, so use it when you are sure you have located the core and it is not going to be hidden by the paralyzed robot. Two fully-powered laser attacks should be enough to destroy a core.

        If I remember right, there are two phases with the robot and the second one has the boss summoning giant red walls so you can’t strafe to the sides in this one. You can still dodge the webs and missiles by moving down, which should give you enough time to destroy them with the laser.

        Hope this helps. ^^

  • ThirdChildZKI

    Does anyone remember Arrow Flash from the Sega Genesis? (Or am I just proving how old I am?)

    This instantly reminded me of that, along with Z.O.E. (side note: Konami, seriously. Make the third one already.) Looks great, sounds great. . . I might just have to get a 2/3DS for it.

  • Vash bane

    holy crap that dog fight at the end looked intense. and the characters talking pretty much helped that momentum.

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