KOEI TECMO REVEALS INFORMATION ON AVAILABLE WEAPONS AND SUPPORTING CHARACTERS IN NIGHTS OF AZURE
BURLINGAME, Calif. – December 10, 2015 – KOEI TECMO America released today new images and information on the weapons and supporting cast of Nights of Azure, the brand new RPG from GUST studios. Nights of Azure is currently in development for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and is planned for release on March 29, 2016 across North America.
In Nights of Azure, the player controls Arnice, a member of a knightly order called ‘Curia’ tasked with protecting humanity from the azure-blooded demons that surface during the night. Unlike previous GUST titles, the protagonist has a very active role in the game’s real-time battle system. Arnice takes on her enemies armed with a variety of impressive weapons ranging from a simple sword to a long-range gun with special healing abilities. She gradually becomes proficient with five types of weapons, including a battle hammer that deals area-of-effect damage, a dagger that causes a bleeding effect, and a longsword that drains her enemies’ blood to increase attack bonuses.
Additionally, a cast of colorful characters surround Arnice while she strives to complete her quest! Three of the key human non-playable characters frequent the hotel that Arnice uses as a base: Simon, the hotel manager who has a strange connection to the Curia, Professor Alucard, a shady doctor who always tries to provoke Arnice, and Lloyd, a scavenger and merchant who trades at the hotel cafe. Arnice also regularly visits the art museum to see Corinne, an elder knight of the Curia who often offers Arnice valuable advice.
However, the kingdom of Ruswal is also home to curious beings such as Christophorus, a pure-blooded, mask-wearing demon who lives at the Opera House and shows up to give our protagonist advice at seemingly random moments. Mistral is another pure-blooded demon who poses no threat to humans. Fashionable and fascinating, she lives at the Palace and seems to have given up her quest of finding the soul of Nightlord, the demon overlord.
Strange and intriguing, this unlikely band of comrades will all play their part in sealing Arnice’s fate as she untwines the threads of her dark destiny.
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About Nights of Azure
Under the direction of Keisuke Kikuchi (Fatal Frame, Deception IV), Nights of Azure marks a new, darker direction for GUST while maintaining many of the gameplay elements adored by dedicated fans of the studio. Nights of Azure is a tragic tale of two friends faced with impossible decisions that will test their loyalty to their quest and to each other.
In the kingdom of Ruswal, very few people leave their homes after nightfall, let alone have the strength and skill to take on the powerful monsters that plague the island. One of the best among these brave few is the protagonist, Arnice, a knight of great skill and power, who is assisted by her friend and priestess Lilysse in a quest to rid the land of demons. However, they soon find out that the solution to the island’s problems might not be as simple as defeating enemies in battle.
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