2020 strategy RPG Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is coming to PC soon. Publisher Happinet announced that the game will have a global launch on PC via Steam, with a live date of May 11, 2022. The PC edition will also have some additional features to sweeten the pot for new PC players and console players looking to double-dip.
Happinet also uploaded a trailer for the PC edition of Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia.
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is the sequel to the 1998 PS1 title Brigandine: The Legend of Forensa. Rather than a character-based tactical title in the vein of Final Fantasy Tactics or Fire Emblem, Brigandine zooms things out to a more strategic level of play. Players are given control over one of several nations, and train units to defend their borders or go on campaigns of conquest. Its gameplay mechanics will be familiar to players of the Civilization franchise. The PC edition includes a new Creative Mode that unlocks after a player’s first completion of the game. Creative Mode is a more freeform take on the game, allowing players to pick and choose a number of options according to their preferences before beginning a new campaign. Things like power balances, starting knights, and event he affiliation of each base on the map can be altered. The PC edition also adds a New Game+ option to carry over their items, and includes the Titans of the Iron Front update, which adds new monsters, AI difficulty scaling, and customization options.
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia‘s story involves the six nations of Runersia in a struggle for power. Five of the six countries bear a titular Brigandine: A magically empowered relic of war. The rulers of each faction and their loyal rune knights must enter the fray to determine which nation will unite the continent under their banner. The story was written by Kenji Terada, who wrote the scenarios for Final Fantasy I, Final Fantasy II, and Final Fantasy III.
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia launches for PC on May 11, 2022. It is currently available on Nintendo Switch and PS4. Check out Siliconera’s official review of the game.