KOEI TECMO EUROPE REVEALS MAIN CHARACTER CAST OF NIGHTS OF AZURE 2: BRIDE OF THE NEW MOON
Pre-Order Bonuses and Limited Edition Also Unveiled for GUST Studios’ Newest JRPG Adventure.
Hertfordshire, 18th July 2017 – KOEI TECMO Europe revealed further in-depth information on the diverse characters and demon-ridden world of Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon alongside a brand-new trailer. Slated for release on 27th October 2017 for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC via Steam®, the sophomore release of the ‘Nights of Azure’ IP explores the strong relationship between childhood friends Aluche, Liliana, and Ruenheid, who find themselves tangled in an intricate web of fate.
When the evil Moon Queen threatens humanity, the young priestess Liliana is destined to become the Bride of Time, a sacrifice to save the world. This brings her two best friends at odds and during their altercation Aluche, the protagonist, is killed by a mysterious demon.
Aluche is resurrected some time later as a half-demon hybrid and, still struggling to come to terms with her new abilities, sets off to the ruined city of Eurulm, the girls’ hometown, to discover Ruenheid battling a swarm of fiends. Reunited beyond all hope, the pair decides to put aside their differences and fight for a joint cause: to save Liliana and defeat the Moon Queen.
On their perilous quest Aluche and Ruenheid are assisted by a unique bouquet of allies including the mysterious New Curian doctor Camilla Alucard, Aluche’s role model and ex-Curian Knight, Muveil Folin Lou, a half-demon assassin, Veruschka, and the powerful Nightlord, Arnice. Fighting alongside these ‘Lilies’ sows the seeds of unlikely friendships that blossom into unbreakable bonds and awaken impressive latent abilities for all characters.
Human companions are not the only ones to help in the war against the Moon Queen, as Aluche is also able to forge contracts with reliable fiends known as Servans, like her long-time friend, Nero, the electrifying mutt, Scharf, the fairy-like companion, Feuille, the Shikigami wielding Kaede, the beautiful butterfly, Farfalla, a shadowy fiend, Hexer, and the dolphin-shaped, Perle. These Servans are classed in two categories: Strikers who are used specifically for their strong attacks and ability to transform into weapons, and Trickers who can use their powers in the overworld to remove blockades and open up new paths!
To showcase Aluche’s trusted companions and offer a deeper look into the game’s dark, treacherous world, KOEI TECMO Europe released an all-new trailer and a rich selection of new assets, including images of the bonus DLC available to those who pre-order Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon on both the Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4 via participating retailers. Specifically, pre-orders will receive a special pack of bonus content that includes three Servans and a special costume for Aluche. Players who purchase the game digitally via the PlayStation™Network within the first four weeks following launch will receive an exclusive Custom Theme as well as the bonus DLC provided by retailers!
Pre-ordering both upcoming GUST Studios titles – Blue Reflection and Nights of Azure 2 – will unlock special collaboration costumes for both games. Aluche of Nights of Azure 2 will receive Hinako’s outfit from Blue Reflection, and Hinako of Blue Reflection will receive Aluche’s outfit from Nights of Azure 2. Players can obtain the DLC bonuses from both games either through pre-ordering retail versions and/or purchasing each title digitally during their respective early purchase periods.
Lastly, for the most devoted fans, a Limited Edition version will be available via the NIS America Europe Online Store from Thursday 20th July 2017 at 12pm noon BST, including a hardcover Art Book, three beautiful cloth posters, an Official Soundtrack CD, the bonus pre-order DLC, and a physical copy of the game in a stunning Collectors’ Box.
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