Just a few days ago, word came via Nippon Ichi Software‘s official Twitter account that they were developing a brand-new title, and that the four colors in the announcement graphic were of particular importance.
Now, thanks to Famitsu, Japan’s biggest gaming news magazine, we have a few more solid details behind the cryptic blue, yellow, green, and red hues in the tweet and on the official teaser site. It would seem that they represent the colors of four unique princesses who will be the basis of the game.
Anata no Shikihime Kyodotan, which can be translated as “Your Four Princess Knights Training Story” (something that is likely to be smoothed over for localization) is an RPG debuting for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and perhaps most excitingly in my opinion, the Nintendo Switch. It will feature art by NIS character designer, who most recently worked on The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2, Madoka Hanshiro.
As for that training aspect? Well, knowing NIS, I imagine that it’ll involve a fair bit of innuendo, but the game’s system is described as a “communication” RPG wherein you raise the characters and issue commands to them in battle. You get to praise them for a job well done, or scold them for their failures. I guess it remains to be seen if this goes as far as what we’ve seen in the past with games like Criminal Girls.
The battle system involves issuing commands to your force of soldiers through both the game’s protagonist (you, the commander), and the princesses themselves.
Details of each of the four princesses backstories have also been provided by the magazine:
- Veronica (voice: Hiromi Igarashi) – A gifted young witch who is part of a magical guild. Wants to take over the world with fear for her own self-gain.
- Liliati (voice: Ayane Sakura) – Princess of her kingdom and commander of its knights. She is well-loved by her subjects.
- Monomaria (voice: Rarisa Tago Takeda) – A princess of Yudaria, who are a fallen noble family of a merchant alliance. Makes a living through her mercenary business.
- Alpana (voice: Yuka Kuwahara) – Princess of the Dragon God Family. She preaches the word of the ‘Great Makara Teachings,’ and aims to unify all other families.
The game will be released in Japan on January 25, 2018. We’ll bring you more as it’s revealed, including character art and screenshots, so be sure to stay tuned!