(Japan) Year of the Amazoness Debut Trailer Released

Friday, September 13th, 2013

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Year of the Amazoness I Main Characters

Arc System Works has released the first trailer for Year of the Amazoness, the dungeon-crawling RPG on the Nintendo 3DS that has an all-female cast. Expanding upon our previous coverage, the trailer clarifies a lot of the gameplay elements and character descriptions with juicier tidbits. New characters were also revealed including their quirks, personalities, special attacks, and more.

Year of the Amazoness takes place in a distant prison-planet where a motley crew of fetishized anime tropes have to explore dungeons, battle enemies, and find a spaceship on which to escape after breaking out of jail.

You can watch the trailer below:

Year of the Amazoness is designed to be a first-person dungeon crawler with labyrinthine stages like in the Etrian Odyssey games, but with a science fiction theme. The in-game visuals and attack animations look very clean on the 3DS, especially the character models themselves, whose animations have a lot of activity going on.

The battle system appears to be turn-based and has a lot of eye-candy that demands the player’s attention. The camera angles are dynamic and the attack animations look incredibly stylized and very flashy, though some of them look silly and over the top. As impressive as the game looks, it has a lot of provocative material that will not only attract the usual suspects and critics, but leave its fate to be released overseas in question.

Year of the Amazoness I Maria Censor Flash

Year of the Amazoness on the Nintendo 3DS will be releasing in Japan on November 14th, 2013. Prior to its release, the game will be playable at Arc System Works’ game floor at the Tokyo Game Show, which will be starting September 19th. Those outside of Japan who are embittered about the region-locking on their 3DS’s will have to hope that Arc System Works will be interested in releasing Year of the Amazoness internationally.

About Andy Na

Andy was a member at Operation Rainfall since the beginning of its campaigning days. Though something of a troublemaker at the time, he now contributes to Operation Rainfall and shares his love for all things gaming and the visual arts. His favorite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Kid Icarus Uprising, and No More Heroes. Andy currently holds a Bachelors degree in Cinema, which he uses to pursue filmmaking.

  • LeDom

    Of course, critics will be throwing accusations of mysoginy and whatnot…it’s sad to see that most people automatically think that perverse=sexist. I mean, the game is clearly meant to be silly/fun and not to be taken seriously.

    • Maybe don’t jump to conclusions? I mean, no one is accusing this of being anything yet because it’s not out, but then again, you can’t say it’s not misogynist because, again, it’s not out…

    • LeDom

      My point is that people jump to those conclusions without even knowing anything about the game. It’s like with people who panned Killer is Dead and knew nothing about it except for the Gigolo missions.

    • You’re doing the exact same thing in the opposite direction.

    • Andre Zardo

      Well imo, I do think that the way of the those poses on a touch function on the girls seems to me that they(women)are caracterized as objects rather than women and therefore it is misogynistic. The game looks very cool and I really don’t think it need this kind of sexual thing. It is like Dragons Crown. A really cool game that if It didn’t have sexual appealing would still be a top game like it is.