Beat ‘Em Up RPG, Battle Princess Of Arcadias, Is Coming To PS3 This Year

By Spencer . February 13, 2014 . 6:48pm


NIS America is also bringing over Battle Princess of Arcadias, a beat ’em up RPG from Ragnarok Tactics developer Apollosoft. The game takes place in Schwert Kingdom which has a minor monster problem Princess Plume has to solve. Battle Princess of Arcadias has a side scrolling perspective and while fighting through areas you can collect weapons and allies to fight with you.


Battle Princess of Arcadias will be released  in North America and Europe this year as a PlayStation Network download with Japanese audio this summer.


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  • TheExile285

    NISA, I love you guys!! :D

    • awat

      We do too c:

    • Learii

      I say it once I say again I love NISA
      they keep localized these JRPG I can’t stop buying them

  • JustThisOne

    Yay! More beat-em-ups!

  • Genjo

    NIS is on a roll! i wonder what else game there gonig be bring out!

  • AnotherVistor02

    NISA please don’t do this.
    My wallet is gonna cry out of joy.
    Except I’m going to cry because of an empty wallet. XD

  • Arcana Drill

    Cool, this title is interesting it received a lot of negative feedback in japan, poor reviews and poor sales and i noticed in the trailers that it seems a bit off… but still will buy, at worst after a priced drop, this year my wallet-chan is almost dead.

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    going to do my research about this one. beat’em ups are always welcome in my book. but i remember japanese players complaining about this game

  • AlteisenX

    The framerate looks iffy to me, I don’t want to repeat my experience of Code Princess ever again… Its not quite on that level but yeah, I’ll def pick up the other 3 though. Wish Hyperdimension was announced but maybe Idea Factory are keeping that to themselves or something…

  • I’m glad that this game is actually coming out. While it doesn’t sound like it was well-received in Japan, I’ve been interested in this game regardless. I’ll definitely be grabbing it once it comes out, even if it is digital-only.

    • Cazar

      The reception wasn’t that bad, not anywhere near as bad as say Drakengard 3, which people on this site seem to be hyped for regardless.

      • Fen Y

        Except… Drakengard 3 sold over ten times as many copies first week alone, and keeps selling. Meanwhile, Battle Princess of Arcadia barely sells at all.

        Drakengard got 34/40 in Famitsu, Arcadia 28/40, etc. Drakengard got a stellar reception compared to Arcadia.

        Before you go all fanboi on me: I actually dislike Drakengard 3 and am looking forward to BPoA. But facts are still facts

        • Cazar

          You should know better than to take Japanese critic reviews seriously. The game is unanimously criticized by users for it’s outrageous performance issues, which the Famitsu and Dengeki reviews completely failed to mention. When a game is dropping below 1 frame per second and load times take almost a full minute, that’s unacceptable. Those misguiding reviews have in part contributing to it’s high sales, plus you are talking about a more recognizable IP with much bigger market appeal. Arcadia is a niche game by comparison.

          I wasn’t at all about to go “all fanboi” on you. I actually want to like Drakengard 3 and I’ve preorded myself a copy regardless of the negative reactions, but my expectations are set severely low. And opinions are not “facts”, but the negative reactions surrounding Arcadia are far more opinionated than those surrounding DoD3 which is just technically broken in many respects. If you want to compare reviews look at their Amazon reviews instead of the rigged magazine reviews.

          • Fen Y

            With facts I was obviously just refering to the sales numbers. Review scores are not facts (neither are your amazon reviews, by the way), just personal opinion.

            There’s literally nothing showing a better reception for Drakengard 3. Nothing. If Arcadia had a better reception, it’d have sold more than a tiny fraction of what Drakengard did. There are very few ps3 games N1 published that tanked as hard as Arkadia did.

          • Cazar

            Again you are comparing niche sales to huge SE title. Comparing the sales of two games with such radically different market appeals doesn’t mean jack. None of N1’s games have debuted with much more than 30k sales during their first week. And Arcadia wasn’t even a major project by N1 standards. A good game doesn’t automatically mean it’s going to have great sales and vice versa.

            The main problem with Drakengard 3 is that it is technically broken, it’s problems extend beyond just people’s opinions about it. Arcadia was not at all revered as a great game, but it still has an audience and it didn’t cause an uproar for being a broken mess like DoD3 has done.

    • I’ve played both. While Drakengard 3 is a bit rough on the technical side of things, Ikusahime was just outright an uninspired game that was in no way engaging or interesting in any way.

      I was complaining/smack talking about Ikusahime in some previous threads and summarized by saying “this game might be worth it as a 20$ PSN digital download,” in an effort to summarize it’s quality and value.

      That said, sounds like might be on track to nail the appropriate target so it’s all good. I’ll put some gameplay up on youtube later this weekend for folks that may be curious.

      • Well, if they go for that, then the opinions you see might be spot on.

        I like giving the games NIS backs/NISA localizes a try though, even if they’re of less than stellar quality. I think the only ones I’ve really passed up out of choice were Time and Eternity and Last Rebellion, because they just seemed outright bad. This game, though, I’ve had interest in for a while, and I enjoy beat-’em-ups and nice artstyles. I think for $20-$30, I can afford to give it a go.

        Besides, even if it wasn’t engaging, maybe NISA’s brand of localization will make the writing interesting in-game.

  • Earthjolly

    Game seems a bit cheap :/ Ill wait for a price cut or two

  • Kayriss Wins

    This looks interesting, I’ll have to keep my eyes on this one.

  • sweatpants

    It’s a bit disappointing that it’ll be a digital download, but I’m happy nonetheless

  • tbustin79

    Was this released on disc in Japan or was it a PSN game?

    • Hau To

      On disc

  • Hau To

    Can’t wait to play this game again.

  • KuroNathan

    The last play trailer I saw didn’t look very exciting… I also heard it was poorly received in japan and a lot of people found it boring. For those who played the japanese version what did they think about it?

    • Boring, uninspired, and unengaging.

      The game isn’t horrible but it has some issues in terms of play. Think “Japan does Castle Crashers w/o Network Co-Op” and then make the controls feel sluggish and unresponsive, and then have every level give you an arcade style score and rating.

      The large mob battle sequences also felt very weird and out of place, and I frankly had a hard time getting the hang of them.

      I also did not like the voice actors and the story/plot. It’s supposed to have this comedic, flippant feel to it, but it just ended up feeling really flat.

      In a previous thread a way back I said that overall this game might be worth it as a cheap PSN download title in the 20-30$ range. It’s playable, but by no means will it do anything but make you feel like you’re killing time waiting for a better game to play.

      • KuroNathan

        Erk, that’s what I was afraid of. Guess I’ll wait till it goes on sale on PSN and thanks for the review

        • Definitely grab it if there’s a good sale though. At the core it is good as a time killing game. It does give you rewards for pushing buttons. :)

          Really though the only thing that didn’t make me feel tragically depressed about importing it was the soundtrack — the game has some surprisingly good music.

          • KuroNathan

            NIS always has great music, I’m surprised that you didn’t find the story very funny though cause I consider humor one of the NIS’s greatest strong points

          • I think the problem most likely is that while this was a game basically backed and published by NIS, the ones who developed it were Apollosoft, who looking at their previous games, aren’t as skilled in terms of humor.

            It actually makes me hope that NISA will be able to take some liberties, there.

  • Kyle81290

    Yes! Ragnarok Battle Offline!… I mean… Battle Princes of Arcadias! i want it now!

  • Based NISA for the win! =^_^=

  • Jake Joe

    I guess with this game only being 1GB they figure it be better to do digital only. Can’t say I blame them either.

  • Yay! I’m so excited~!

  • Slickyslacker

    Reminds me of Odin Sphere.

    One of the lesser anticipated NIS titles, I still might check this out.

  • doubleO7

    Visually, it looks really good. I’ll consider picking this one up but its not high on my priorities list.

  • Xerain

    Well if you guys change your mind and want to sell it on your website in a big box with lots of random crap, I’ll probably pay double. Just saying.

    • Linhua

      … LOL.

  • Shady Shariest

    Another game to the list… -_-‘ Nis. Stahp.

  • Loli Summoner

    What!? where is all this semxiness coming from O_O

    • Monterossa

      Vanillaware, I guess.

      • Actually, it’s from Apollosoft.

  • artemisthemp

    NISA you are so good to use :)

  • Man! This year gets better and better! I cannot wait!

  • Clairis Cannon

    Wow, nisa’s bringing over a whole bunch of stuff

  • Why not Vita? :(

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