By Steve Baltimore / February 9th, 2016
Today Koei Tecmo launches Arslan: The Warriors of Legend. This is an anime based tactical combat game that will feel very familiar to those that have played the Dynasty Warriors franchise. The combat is fast and furious with battles that are epic in their size and scope. You can check out some new screenshots and a brand new launch trailer below:
Here is the launch trailer:
I am currently reviewing this title for the site, and I hope to have it ready very soon. You can check out the press release below for even more info.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA IS PROUD TO ANNOUCE THE RELEASE OF
ARSLAN: THE WARRIORS OF LEGEND
Fast-paced Gameplay of the ‘Warriors’ Franchise Combines with Stunningly Engaging Narrative of ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ 2013 Manga;
Final Playable Characters and Launch Trailer Unveiled
Burlingame, Calif.—February 9,2016—KOEI TECMO America is pleased to announce the release of anime-based tactical action title Arslan: The Warriors of Legend for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft via retailers across North America. The game is also available digitally for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system as well as for PC via Steam®. Those who purchase the game via Steam® before February 19 will receive a special 10% discount.
To commemorate the launch of Arslan: The Warriors of Legend, KOEI TECMO America has unveiled a trailer showcasing all of the game’s key playable characters and impressive battlefield maneuvers! Those interested can view the trailer at: https://youtu.be/yCRAzmriXFc
To further expand upon the game’s roster of characters, KOEI TECMO America today revealed an additional two characters, this time from Arslan’s enemy camp! The first is Hilmes: the mysterious man behind the Silver Mask and Arslan’s arch-rival. Hilmes has temporarily aligned himself with Lusitania, though his end-game appears to go deeper than simply leading the attacking forces to victory. By his side stands Zandeh, a highly skilled sword protector. Both characters will be playable in the Free Mode of the game once they are unlocked via completion of the game’s bonus scenarios. Additionally, three more stages have been revealed: a small Village, the imposing Zabul Fortress, and the vast Keep of St. Emmanuel, which stages the last act of Arslan’s exciting adventure amid its labyrinthine streets.
Originally written as a novel series 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). Based on this adaptation, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend tells the story of the young crown prince of Pars, Arslan, who is forced out of his kingdom when his father, the king, is betrayed and defeated and his domain conquered. The player takes on the role of Arslan and his few companions as they strive to reassemble an army and fight against overwhelming odds to liberate the kingdom
The game adaptation of this magnificent story seamlessly blends the fast-paced tactical action gameplay of the Warriors franchise with a stunningly engaging narrative. Using cel-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.
Published by KOEI TECMO America, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is now available across America on the PS4™ system, Xbox One, and digitally for PC via Steam® for a suggested retail price of $59.99. The game is also available digitally for the PS3™ system for $49.99. This title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.
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