Happinet Confirms the Return of Brigandine After 20 Years with New Game, Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia for Nintendo SwitchComingSpring 2020
Top Development Talent Join Forces to Bring Rune Knights Large-Scale Fantasy Turn-based Strategy Game in the Battle to Conquer Runersia
TOKYO, JAPAN – (Sept. 4, 2019) – Japanese videogame company, Happinet, is pleased to announce that Brigandine will make its return after 20 years with Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia exclusively on Nintendo Switch™ system. Scheduled for a Spring 2020 release worldwide, the turn-based strategy series set in a familiar fantasy world is brought to life by renowned talent including scenario writer, Kenji Terada (Batman: Dark Tomorrow, FINAL FANTASY I – III), art director and character designer, Raita Kazama (Puzzle & Dragons, Xenoblade Chronicles), and the homecoming of composer Tenpei Sato (Brigandine: Grand Edition, Disgaea 1 -5).
In Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia, six countries in the Continent of Runersia have waged a war to conquer and unify the land under one nation. Players decide how their legend will unfold by selecting a country and creating their army of Rune Knights, exploring over 40 base locations and encountering over 100 unique knights and 50 types of monsters as they progress across Runersia.
About Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia
In Runersia, a continent created by the Rune God, mana rains down endlessly. Eons ago, five Mana Stones were brought forth by this continent and passes through history alongside human nations, eventually embedding into special Brigandine equipment to create Rune Knights – special individuals who can wield the mana power and stones embedded into their armor to cast skills and magic as well as summon and control ancient monsters. Six Brigandine Countries of Runersia, each with conflicting ideals beliefs, histories, and faiths, are divided by Brigandines of Justice, Glory, Freedom, Sanctity, and Ego, while the sixth country exists without Brigandine. The goal is to win battles to expand their country’s influence until the entire continent of Runersia has been taken over by the player.
Featuring a Fantasy world conquest within the turn-based strategy genre, Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia will offer hundreds of hours of immersive gameplay in this stunning new campaign for conquest. Players choose one of six countries to assume the role of the ruler aiming to conquer Runersia, and command more than 100 Rune Knights throughout the six nations leading various monster troops of various dragons, ghouls, and fairies, into fierce battles on hexagonal grid maps in the tactical turn-based battle system.
Attendees will have chance to learn more about Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia during Tokyo Game Show (TGS), which takes place September 12 -15 at Makuhari Messe, in a video presentation at the Happinet booth. Additionally, fans can receive one of six posters featuring a ruler, designed exclusively for TGS, by Raita Kazama! Fans can also receive a lanyard at the booth by following the official Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia Twitter account. All giveaways are while supplies last.
Developed by Japanese developer Matrix Software and produced by Happinet, Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is coming in Spring 2020 exclusively for Nintendo Switch™. This game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
Happinet is a Japanese comprehensive entertainment trading company that boasts either top or near-top market share in each of its four main businesses: toys; visual and music; video games; and amusements. In August 2018, the company launched the distinctly Japanese RPG, Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle, to western audiences. For more information, visit http://www.happinet.co.jp/happinet_english/index.html
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