A.W. : Phoenix Festa Launches Today for PS Vita

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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A.W. : Phoenix Festa has launched on PSN today for the PlayStation Vita console. This game is based off the popular Japanese  light novel The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water. The game itself is a dating sim / fighting game hybrid with multiple endings based on which character you have a relationship with. These relationships can be enhanced through conversation and battles with NPCs.

There is also a launch trailer for your viewing pleasure.

The game retails for $39.99 and is a digital only release on PSN. You can check out the full press release below for more information.


 

BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. RELEASES

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 26, 2016) — BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., the premier publisher of anime videogames today released a new entry in the Simulation Action genre with A.W. : Phoenix Festa™; available exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita handheld 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 now available in the Americas 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. An A.W. : Phoenix Festa trailer can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PywBKR_T-Uk.

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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.

©2016 Yuu Miyazaki, PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION / Asterisk Project

©2016 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

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Press Release © 2016 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

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  • JGuill

    This game looked kind of cool but no one seems to be interested.