This Scary Lady Is The Villain Of Square Enix’s Latest Smartphone RPG

By Sato . March 6, 2014 . 2:42pm


Square Enix teased a collaboration game with mobile games developer Gloops a while back, which ended up being Glorious Blades: The Princess of Destiny and the 8 Soldiers. The game’s official website shares some info on the game’s story and a look at some of the characters.


Once upon a time, the royal family who ruled the lands of the Arcadia Kingdom suffered a violent death at the hands of the dark witch Echidna.


After becoming the empress of the kingdom, she dominated the entire world. Engulfed in constant darkness, the lands no longer saw any sunlight, and monsters began terrorizing just about every area known to man.


However, hope was not lost.


“The time has come for light to defeat darkness, as the eight swords gathered.

The eight radiant blades who will be upholding the last wish of the late princess—to destroy evil.”


A young island boy by the name of Cas Paleug is about to awaken his fate that will be etched in the books of legends… while a white-winged lion continues watching him from the heavens.


Cas and Princess Moira

Garm and Hols

Noire and Empress Echidna

The battle system in Glorious Blades will be command-based with 5-on-5 fights, where the goal is to hit enemy weaknesses out of four different types of commands, which will be the key to winning fights.

There are “1st Jobs” such as Soldier, Wizard, Thief, Monk, Explorer, and Fighter, along with more advanced “2nd Jobs” in Magic Fencer, Assassin, Knight, Summoner, Adventurer, and Clown. There are also “Special Jobs” in Dancer and Minstrel.

Glorious Blades: The Princess of Destiny and the 8 Soldiers is currently available in Japan for smartphone devices.

  • César H. Sandoval


    • My thought exactly.

      • Samsara09

        lol,everyone thought Ultimecia,it is pretty funny.

    • Nanaki

      I thought so too.

    • More like Ultimecia x Maleficent to me.

  • DarkLight

    If I didn’t know better,I’d call that new villain Ultmecia.

  • Unlimax

    A mix between Ultmecia And Mellisa from PE !
    Edit : Didn’t know that Uploading transparent pictures causes these weird glitches here .. is Mellisa angry ? :O

    • César H. Sandoval

      The mitochondria shall be free of the PNG format!!!

    • Ronldbx6

      Yes, I thought the same thing. My original comment, (Reminds me of Ultimecia’s final form, which also reminds me of Parasite Eve.)

  • Saphiren

    Ultimecia MK II.

  • Yan Zhao

    Totally Ultimecia.

    A shame such fine artwork are wasted on a smartphone game.

    • Samsara09

      many smartphone games are going to handheld consoles,like the 3ds…oops,gotta zip it or else SE may learn about it….

  • ivanchu77

    Woah, i didn´t expect Ultimecia to be the main villain again in another game O_O

  • I want to play this game for the artwork and character design alone. I wish something this beautiful looking was on a different platform.

  • DragKudo

    Sexy scary lady

  • Roberto

    Ultimecia is that you?

  • Samsara09

    This game looks good.Had Se a brain,or something that resembled it,they could release the game on the 3ds,killing to birds to one stone.Let’s see how they will be dancing,to see how this plays out.

    • KuroNathan

      Actually, Smart phone games are much more profitable for SE at this point then console releases. Not only is development cheaper, but licensing is cheaper and have access to a much larger market. And given the market’s acceptance of lower quality games it means they don’t have to spend so much on making robust gameplay/story and focus on just visuals. This all leads to a much higher RoI with smartphone apps compared to handheld console games.

      If we took some of SE’s best selling apps and ported them over to the 3ds people would cry foul about the low quality mass quantity shilling. (we already do for smartphone apps but it’d be so much worse for handheld games)

      • Samsara09

        is that so?Well,I thought that they could pull it off on the 3ds in a way that made all sells it could get profit-like they did with LR…

        well,yeah,I usually don’t care much about graphics,that is why I disconsidered the points you say when I thought about it…and who knows,maybe this game will have a “good”,simple and entertaining story.

        But indeed,it is more profitable on the smartphone.

  • Jay

    Glad I’m not the only who immediately saw Ultimecia there.

  • new_tradition

    Hey, that looks like Ultime-

    *see’s comments*

    …Never mind >.>

    The game sound alright, but nothing really stands out about it either *shrugs*

  • Go2hell66

    Is that Ultimec… Yea…

  • Ronldbx6

    Reminds me of Ultimecia’s final form, which also reminds me of Parasite Eve.

  • DyLaN

    ……..Eve Melissa?

  • MissNguiQ

    Ultimecia? I think shes more like edea tough

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