NIS America is bringing The Witch and the Hundred Knight to Europe and North America in early 2014.
Although various sites have been translating the title as The Witch and the Hundred Knights, Gematsu reports the official English title is just “knight”; in Japanese, there’s no distinction between singular and plural nouns, leading to the confusion. The singular better reflects the events of the story, which is detailed below:
“Fed up with being unable to travel beyond the borders of her swamp, the witch Metallia forges a contract with the legendary Hundred Knight to help her realize her ambition of spreading her swamp throughout all of Medea. As the Hundred Knight, your mission is to do whatever your master, the Swamp Witch, commands. Explore the world, destroy Pillars built to prevent her swamp from spreading, and wreak indiscriminate havoc. However, in the back of your inhuman mind, you begin to wonder – What prevents Metallia from leaving the swamp? Why do the other witches shun her, and how can she survive in a swamp that is notorious for how poisonous its fumes are? Is Metallia really a witch to respect, or is she one to fear?”
Players can equip up to five different melee weapons for combo attacks, switch between “facets”, and use a “mystical dodge” to slow time an avoid attacks. The localised version of the PlayStation 3 exclusive has both English and Japanese audio, and NIS America has opened a website for the game.
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