KOEI TECMO REVEALS ARNICE’S DEMON SIDE IN NIGHTS OF AZURE
Additional information on summoned demon allies explored!
Hertfordshire, 26 February 2016- In the fictional kingdom of Ruswal, where GUST’s new RPG Nights of Azure takes place, the beautiful protagonist, Arnice, is called to protect humanity from demons that plague the land in the night. Opting to fight fire with fire, Arnice has the power to summon demon allies, who serve by her side when she ventures in the battlefield.
These Servans have several functions, as some of them can be called as healers, attackers, defenders, tricksters, followers, or mages and they have quite lively characters. Arnice can upgrade and equip them when she is at the hotel base, and they all gain experience from battle.
Putting together a nicely functioning team of up to four Servans before starting a mission helps Arnice balance her team according to the requirements of each task. Furthermore, as the Servans have personalities of their own, it’s always entertaining to see how they will react when teamed up with others.
However, there is another element that determines which allies could form a strong team. All Servans have a ‘transformation factor’ attached to them. This influences Arnice significantly as she also has the power to transform into a Demon!
Overall Arnice can take five different demon forms, depending on the sum of the transformation factor of the Servans that accompany her. The basic form is the Demon Form, which allows Arnice the power to manipulate fire. Rabbit Form gives her unnatural speed, and Phantom Form transforms her into a blue sharpshooter, allowing her to strike from a distance! A stronger form is the well balanced Armor Form that increases both the offensive and defensive attributes of the protagonist. And last, but certainly not least, Arnice can transform into an overpowering demonic creature when she takes on the Nightmare Form!
Koei Tecmo has released an image-packed batch of assets, screens and character art covering the types of Servans and the way they can be used in battle, as well as screen and video focusing on Arnice’s impressive transformations!
Nights of Azure will be released on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on 1st April 2016.
About Nights of Azure
Shaped under the keen eye of Keisuke Kikuchi (Fatal Frame, Deception IV), Nights of Azure marks a new, darker, direction for GUST, while it maintains a lot of the gameplay elements dedicated fans of the studio love.
Nights of Azure is game is set on the imaginary island-kingdom of Ruswal, where nights are plagued by Azure-blooded demons. It tells a tragic epic tale of two friends tangled up in a web of fate and faced with impossible decisions that will test their loyalty to their quest and to each other to the limits.
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