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Banchou Tactics is a Strategy Game Inspired by River City Ransom

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Banchou Tactics is a Strategy Game Inspired by River City Ransom

Flyhigh Works announced Secret Character and ITSARAAMATA’s Banchou Tactics will appear on PCs in Q1 2023. This is a strategy game with both Final Fantasy Tactcs and River City Ransom cited as inspiration for its aesthetic and gameplay. It will be available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Thai. [Thanks, Gematsu!]

As in River City Ransom, this game will involve a gang war between multiple schools. After Minato High School’s Seiichi Kitagawa graduated, it resulted in upheaval. A peace was shattered as people decided to fight to prove who is the new “top.” Among them is Minato’s Taiga Arashi, who gets caught up in fights with Nakamura Technical and Sakae High School students.

First, here’s Flyhigh Works’ English trailer for Banchou Tactics. It mainly focuses on introducing characters. First, Taiga Arashi appears. He’s a sophomore and lead character. Allies like Kenji Kitagawa, Kaemon Ida, and Yuhei Oshima show up after him. After that, a few of the different attacks during the “war” appear.

There’s also an earlier video from Secret Character. It shows how an actual fight will work. Its Final Fantasy Tactics-sort of system and River City Ransom style can be seen in the sample. Masaru Inoue and Aragaki take on a number of enemies in an arcade in it. People can see the standard attack and EX-Attack options. In fact, Inoue uses one EX-Attack against a foe right around the 20 second mark.

Banchou Tactics will come to PCs via Steam in Q1 2023.

Jenni Lada
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