Battle Princess of Arcadias heading west this year

By Brenna Hillier
14 February 2014 03:03 GMT

Battle Princess of Arcadias is a gorgeous 2D side-scroller from Nippon Ichi last seen releasing in Japan in July. NIS America has vowed to being it west.


Gematsu reports the western arm of the Japanese developer confirmed the PS3 title will release via the PlayStation Network in North America and Europe.

Localisation will be expedited because NIS isn’t doing a dub; there’ll be subtitles over Japanese audio.

Here’s a quick and dirty fact sheet, along with a trailer:

The kingdom of Schwert was once peaceful and beautiful. But now it’s been overrun by monsters, and as the Battle Princess Plume, it’s up to you to set things right in this colorful, highspeed action RPG! Recruit a group of warriors and engage in skirmishes against the enemy before taking on huge and powerful bosses in epic siege battles. You’ll also get to delight in an extensive upgrade system. As you stomp the enemy into the ground throughout each level, you’ll collect weapons and materials that you can use to enhance your gear.

You’ll be able to unlock new skills based on your weapon and its level, and with enough time and effort, you can even transform your gear into new, more powerful weapons. Fight your way through each area, gaining new characters and abilities, gathering heaps of treasure, and upgrading your weapons and gear, all on your way to victory.

    Key Features
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Take on wave after wave of enemies as you switch between a variety of characters in real time.
  • Super Boss Battles: Face off against massive enemies, each with their own violently dynamic skills and attacks.
  • Tons of Weapons, Tons of Skills: Each character has their own weapon specialty, complete with a bevy of unique skills and combo attacks. Swords, spears, axes, guns—you name it, we got it.

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