As part of their E3 announcements, Atlus have just revealed that they’ll be localising Code of Princess, a side-scrolling action-RPG that was released recently in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS. Featuring cel-shaded graphics, and anime scenes from veteran studio Bones (Full Metal Alchemist, Eureka Seven), it’s a good looking game. Although it features a large number of recruitable characters, the game focuses on four in particular, each with their own unique style of combat. Ali is a bandit who can deal quick hits with his fists; Solange, is a princess with her titular ‘Code’ attacks which makes use of a sacred sword; Lady Zozo is a mage who uses long range magic; and Allegro is an all-rounder, who can use unconventional music-based attacks. The game features a full four player co-op mode, available both locally and online. While playing the single player mode, your other three selected characters are controller by the AI. Atlus released a slection of screenshots along with the announcement:
Unfortunately, the game is only confirmed for a US release at this point. Since the 3DS is region locked, this makes importing impossible. Hopefully the game will be picked up by a third party publisher for a PAL release. For now, you can see the game in action below, via a Japanese gameplay trailer.
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