By Joe Sigadel / July 30th, 2015
Koei Tecmo Europe has announced the localization of Arslan: The Warriors of Legend, a Musou-styled game based on the 1980’s anime from creator Yoshiki Tanaka. The character designs will be done by Hiromu Arakawa, best known for her work on the Fullmetal Alchemist series. Arslan: The Warriors of Legend will be coming to both North America and Europe, and is expected to release sometime in early 2016 for both regions. Arslan will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. The following is a press release from Koei Tecmo America. We also have screens and a trailer to share with you when you’re done reading!
KOEI TECMO ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF TACTICAL ACTION TITLE BASED ON RENOWNED ANIME AND MANGA EPIC
THE HEROIC LEGEND OF ARSLAN
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend to be Released Across North America in Early 2016
BURLINGAME, Calif. – July 30, 2015 – KOEI TECMO America is pleased to announce today the upcoming release of Arslan: The Warriors of Legend, a tactical action title based on the epic novel, manga, and anime IP The Heroic Legend of Arslan.
Originally written as a novella in the late 1980’s, The Heroic Legend of Arslan has been adapted to manga and anime numerous times, with the most prominent being the 2013 release of a manga series by famed illustrator, Hiromu Arakawa (the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist). It tells the story of the young crown prince of Pars, Arslan, as he is forced out of his kingdom when his father, the King, is betrayed and defeated and his domain conquered. Arslan and his few companions must re-assemble an army and fight against overwhelming odds to regain his throne and liberate his kingdom. Through his exploits, he reaches emotional maturity, while the series also tackles underlying issues of slavery, religious fanaticism, betrayal, and humanity.
The game adaptation of this magnificent story seamlessly blends the fast-paced tactical action gameplay indicative of the Warriors franchise with a stunningly engaging narrative. Using cell-shaded graphics and basing all character design on the anime series, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend delivers a gaming experience designed to fully immerse the player into Arslan’s universe.
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is currently slated to release in early 2016 in North America for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. It will also be simultaneously available digitally for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
To celebrate the announcement of this exciting new title, KOEI TECMO has released a wealth of assets, including key art, screenshots, and a promotional trailer which focuses on the first playable characters revealed:
- Arslan: The young prince of the kingdom of Pars
- Daryun: A skilled commander of the Pars cavalry
- Narsus: A extremely capable strategist, and
- Elam: Narsus’s squire
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About KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP:
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.
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@2015 Hiromu Arakawa, Yoshiki Tanaka- KODANSHA/ ‘LEGEND OF ARSLAN’ Project Committee, MBS. All rights reserved
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First, a lot of battle and environment screens:
And some in-game events:
And the trailer!
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