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Battle Princess of Arcadia

You show that Groudon who’s boss, Plume!

Nippon Ichi Software, who we all know for such classics as Disgaea, are celebrating their 20th anniversary of awesome with a new PS3 game, Battle Princess of Arcadia. The titular princess is Plume, a delightful red monarch of the Schwert Kingdom.

Loved by all, her fierce temper and power shows when she is tasked with cleaning up the continent of Weltecs of invading monsters. The continent is divided into three major sections: Armatura in the West, Velos in the Center and Schwert in the East. Each land also has its own princess, so presumably Plume will have some friends at the ready for multiplayer fun.

Battle Princess of Arcadia

The other princesses, I presume.

The lands are further divided into 5 subdivisions, such as areas laden with volcanoes, forests and tundra.

Battle Princess of Arcadia

The hand-drawn artwork in this game is absolutely stunning!

On her quest, Plume will fight thousands of monsters with over 900 different weapons, though she seems to prefer single handed swords as her standby. Each weapon will have its own abilities and skills, which can evolved with rare gems.

Gameplay looks to be a side scrolling masher affair, as Plume can make use of her speed and power to launch melee attacks, aerial kicks and other fun maneuvers. Battle Princess of Arcadia is set to launch in Japan September 26th. Until a Western release date is announced, feel free to drool over the beautiful picture gallery, which looks like Candy Land if it had a baby with Disgaea!


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