First Natural Doctrine screenshots and story details released

By Ewan Miller, Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:21 GMT

The first details of Kadokawa’s upcoming PS3/4 Vita SRPG Natural Doctrine have come to light on the game’s recently launched website, along with a bunch of screenshots you can catch after the break.

The games premise that is that humans live in a world where sub-species and other races have to be fought off with magic and sword. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. You have to escort a group of miners, apparently (not minors) who dream of building a city with a big wall around it. The titular “Natural Doctrine” will also dramatically change the world in some manner.

While the screenshots look decidedly more like the Vita game than perhaps the PS4 version, they do a great job of showing off the UI, which seems to measure a unit’s weight in the top right and have a really slick looking turn order bar along the top of the screen. Sadly there don’t seem to be any shots of the game from overhead, which is how you must imagine it’ll be played primarily.

While the website implies the game will have online play, it appears the team haven’t quite nailed down how many people it will support yet. The game is scheduled for the Japanese PS4 launch on the 22nd of February next year.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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