Everything you need to know about NISA’s latest export
Greetings my fellow doods and doodettes! Chris King from NISA here, stopping by to let you know that our action RPG, Battle Princess of Arcadias, is finally out in Europe tomorrow, priced £24.99/€29.99! It’s a PlayStation Store exclusive for PS3, and will surely rock your socks if you enjoy fast paced action RPG…action.
For those who aren’t familiar with the game, the story goes something… like this:
Long ago, the kingdom of Schwert was a place of fantasy and beauty. However, times have changed, and the once peaceful kingdom has now been overridden by vicious monsters, threatening your precious land. Countries across the land have been forced to deploy their available forces and protect their people.
Amongst those sent are powerful princesses, and with sword in hand, these dangerous beauties are known far and wide as Battle Princesses.
As Battle Princess Plume of Kingdom Schwert, it’s time to set things straight in a deliciously fast-paced action RPG manner. You’ll recruit a group of warriors and engage in battles against your enemies. But be warned — huge and powerful bosses await you as you progress further into the story.
The combat system
The game is a side-scrolling action RPG in which you switch between characters in real-time, each with her own unique combat style, to slice-and-dice massive enemies with delight. The game is very fast paced and will definitely keep your brain occupied — sensory explosion style!
You’ll have access to more than 900 different weapons throughout the game. (It’s over 900?) Each one has unique attributes and skills, and you’ll have to release their latent power to see their true strength. Some weapons can also evolve into a new one, allowing you to uncover the rarest of weapons during your adventure.
Want to buff your weapons out? Of course you do! This can be done by bringing materials you collect throughout each stage to the Weapon Workshop. Raise the weapon’s base stats, unlock weapon-specific skills, or evolve your weapon into something entirely new.
What makes finding weapons fun? Rarity! Every weapon you earn and every item you find will have its own unique rarity. Even if you get the same item twice, its usefulness will depend on that rarity — and it will also determine how a weapon can be upgraded. Smash some boss monsters to have a better rarity chance.
Each character has her own unique battle style, as well as her own explosive Ultra Move. Plume favors a sword, and is good in close range. She also has an epic air kick, and can easily bring the smackdown when needed. Her Ultra Move releases a strong forward-focused shockwave. There are tons of characters with tons of battle styles — bows, staffs, axes, spears, magic, guns — you name it!
In addition to these epic Ultra Moves, if the conditions are right, you might be able to team up with other characters and execute a group-wide mega attack. There’s no “I” in team, dood!
The Honour system
Each character has a certain Honour level with every other character. As you fight together and clear stages, your Honour level will rise. The more it goes up, the more often characters will deliver support attacks or participate in Super Ultra Moves. What is battle without honour, dood?
There’s much, much more to the game, but I hope my blog post has helped you grasp a better idea of the story and mechanics, dood! Until next time!