By Steve Baltimore / July 1st, 2016
Via press release Bandai Namco has announced that they will be bringing A.W.: Phoenix Festa West for the PlayStation Vita console. This hybrid dating sim / fighter looks pretty sweet from the few screen shots they shared with the press release. You can check those out below:
You can find out more about this title in the full press release below the break.
BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. ANNOUNCES A.W. : PHOENIX FESTA FOR THE PLAYSTATION VITA
Dueling, Tournaments, and Dating… Just an Ordinary Day for Students in A.W. : Phoenix Festa
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (July 1, 2016) — BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., the premier publisher of anime videogames today announced a new entry in the Simulation Action genre with A.W. : Phoenix Festa™; coming to the Americas on July 26, 2016 exclusively for the PlayStation® Vita hand-held system via PlayStation®Network.
A.W. : Phoenix Festa is based on a popular Japanese light novel — The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water, where in the 20th century a catastrophic event known as the Invertia leads to the destruction of many large cities on Earth. In order to recover from the devastation, the Integrated Enterprise Foundation is formed and cities are reorganized including one city called Rikka, also known as Asterisk. Within Asterisk, six academies hold tournaments called “Festas” pitting students from each academy against each other.
A.W. : Phoenix Festa combines dating sim mechanics and combat in one game and features its own original storyline carved from the light novel series. The game will let fans experience a true love adventure with numerous endings. A.W. : Phoenix Festa will also offer players various options to enhance relationships between their favorite characters which can be influenced through battles and conversations with non-playable characters (NPCs). Players may start the game as main character Ayato or an original character and go about daily school life by making friends and competing in the “Phoenix Festa” tournament. Players also train themselves in order to increase their combat abilities as they prepare to participate in the “Phoenix Festa” tournament with their favorite characters.
“A.W. : Phoenix Festa is poised to bring the unique action and story of the popular Japanese light novel The Asterisk War to life on the PlayStation Vita,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “A.W. : Phoenix Festa blends two very different genres; dating sim and action, into a very unique experience for anime fans and PlayStation Vita owners to enjoy.”
A.W. : PHOENIX FESTA will be available in the Americas on July 26, 2016 exclusively for the PlayStation® Vita handheld system via PlayStation®Network. For more information about A.W. : Phoenix Festa or BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bandainamcous.
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®,TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.
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