El Shaddai Starts The Hundred Year War Rolling For Capcom

By Eugene . January 11, 2014 . 9:30am

 

Back in August, Capcom revealed that it was working on a PC browser-based historic-strategy RPG called Hundred Years’ War: Euro Historia. The game is out in Japan, and to get it started, Capcom introduced a pile of collaborations and events.

 

Before we get to that, though, here’s the gist of Euro Historia. The game splits us back into the Hundred Year War of Europe, with two major sides of the French and the English. The Holy Roman Empire is also in there, meddling quite happily away. And to make it all really majestic, it’s also got Chrono Trigger/Xenogears/Soul Sacrifice music composer Yasunori Mitsuda’s music!

 

It’s mostly looking to be a turn-based RPG, with both your and enemy teams set into their own formations with generals and troops of a rather cutesy, super-deformed look. You’ll be able to create formations out of several classes of troops, ranging from basic footmen to halberdiers and even flintlock gunmen. They’ll be led by generals who are the meat and potatoes of your army.

 

As it’s a one side-versus-the other side game, there’s territories to capture, online foes to fight against and a ton of generals to acquire. While some look much more realistic, like Joan of Arc (Ignore the animation version above), others look distinctly more Japan-related, such as Maria de Navarra. You’ll be able to level these characters up and they’ll even have different sets of costumes to represent their power levels. OK, so that’s pretty much taken out of nearly every social game from Japan these days, but it still looks great.

 

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There also appears to be some form of minor city management, or at least city building of a sort. Christmas will start with a Christmas event that will see a limited time general, Joan of Kent. You’ll also be able to get a Christmas Nativity building.

 

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There was also a tie-up with El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, which granted you Enoch as a general for the game’s opening promotional collaboration. And if you somehow, somehow live in Japan and want to play this at an Internet café, racking up enough hours unlocks these two beautiful generals below for use.

 

 

 

Hundred Years’ War: Euro Historia is out now as a free-to-play on PC and Mac.


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  • http://www.shonengamez.com/ GameEmpireHD (Kaitou)

    Here comes the stampede of F2P Browser games.

    • Godmars

      Don’t you mean P2W?

  • D. Collins

    I thought it was something about El shaddai 2 seening a picture of Enoch.
    If you havent played El Shaddai Asecsion of the Metatron you should play it

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      It’s also one of the best looking games of this gen (Or previous, if you are really picky).

    • colorblindnightmare

      I did. Very much enjoyed.

    • k.b.a.

      i only wish the combat was deeper.
      yes i’m admitting that the story was hard to pinpoint and the structure was wacked, but if the combat is on point then i’m all in.

  • Kenny Loh

    Nice one Capcom, giving u some claps

  • http://fr.twitch.tv/Nhatalya Aleksandrina

    Damn, I thought it was about El Shaddai 2. ;_;

    Nevermind. The artworks looks pretty, and the turn-based combats could be “fun” if there’s some strategy incorporated, I guess. It’s a free-to-play, so if I can, I’ll try the game. Plus The Hundred Year War has always interested me.

    • Hector Velar

      well I love the artwork and I love the genra (tactical RPG) too but when they put F2P I agree with Godmars that usually means P2W where you will be heavenly charged. now I wonder how mod friendly it will be since I rather pay a set amount for a full version with extra moded stuff rather than a f2p p2w game that I have to constantly pay just to keep up with other payers or to get the good items.

  • Earthjolly

    Awww I want El Shaddai 2. Such a beautiful underappreciated game.

  • Arcade Bumstead

    Daijoubu da, mondai nai.

  • megaten666

    It was interesting, until I read: browser game. No, thank you.

  • ShootThatWay

    Formations remind me of Ogre Battle.

  • Ninastars

    This is an umbrella.

  • WyattEpp

    Man, is there anything Dvořák’s New World Symphony CAN’T make totally epic?

  • Mnstrzero00

    Has anyone figured out how to play these outside of Japan and without knowing Japanese? I stopped at the Japanese captcha.

  • Lucky Dan

    So they produce a Western Historical Style game for Japan but don’t release it for the Western Market well done Capcom.

  • jugss

    Lol the name of this game is also the name of a religious cult in my country.

    • Anthony Birken

      I was thinking more biblical

  • k.b.a.

    i wish they’d stop using action scenes and sword fights to try and get me excited about rpgs. i also wish El Shaddai and DmC/DMC would make a sweet new baby. the setting in El Shaddai was handled so well and would be a perfect place for that classic series of angels and demons, especially after seeing DmC veer away from gothic forboding and introducing the fractured spots of limbo. tons of potential.

    something something, comment about this actual article

  • God

    This bears a remarkable resemblance to Soul Nomad… or did this come before?

  • ElAbuelo69

    Digging the artstyle a lot.

    Also, El Shaddai is always a good thing.

    But…why browser game? :(

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