Info & Media For Nippon Ichi’s New PS3 RPGs

April 1, 2012

Alongside their announcement that they’ll be localising three new JRPGs for PlayStation 3, Nippon Ichi Software America also released some media for the games. Courtesy of the U.S PlayStation Blog, we’ve got trailers for both Mugen Souls and Legasista, as well as some screenshots for The Witch And The Hundred Knights. The Blog also staged an interview with NIS America’s Producer, Jack Niida, who answered a few questions about each upcoming game. To start off, you can watch the first trailer for Mugen Souls below:

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Regarding Mugen Souls, Jack Niida had this to say:

If you’re a fan of strategy RPGs like Disgaea, Makai Kingdom, and Phantom Brave, Mugen Souls is a game you’ll want to pick up. The game itself is heavily inspired by other NIS properties; it uses a turn-based battle system that allows you to roam freely on the battlefield. That means it’s not grid-based, you can move wherever you want when it’s your turn.It’s somewhat old school compared to real-time strategy games, but turn-based games have that chess game element — it gives you time to think. If you want to sit down and take your time, Mugen Souls is definitely the one. Its also got an amazing list of characters and a lot of comedy.

Next up is the first trailer for Legasista:

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On the topic of Legasista, Jack said:

It’s set a couple of thousand years in the future, after the world mysteriously ends. A structure called the Tower of Ivy is the only remnant of the past, and is filled with artifacts from the high-tech civilization that has since vanished. The main character is an adventurer named Alto, and after his little sister becomes petrified by a curse, he heads to the Tower of Ivy to try to find a cure. Of course, along the way he’ll encounter enemies and rival adventurers, but little by little Alto will build a team and progress through the Tower.

Lastly, there’s also a few screenshots of The Witch And The Hundred Knights:





In response to a question about the game being a departure from a typical Nippon Ichi title, Jack said:

NIS is definitely known for its RPGs and strategy RPGs, but our team wanted to try something new. Compared to a full-blown action game, an action-RPG is a smaller leap for us; NIS is always going to be known for our RPG expertise, so we didn’t want to hop into a first-person shooter or anything! It’s probably better to build on what we’re good at instead of doing something completely different. So that led to the premise of The Witch and the Hundred Knights.

But we wanted to make it unique, so rather than focusing on a single character or a traditional RPG party, why not have 100 units and see what we can do? So that’s where the 100 knights come from. They’re a bit like the T-1000, they don’t have a true body and can morph into anything they wish. You can morph a knight into a tesla coil to zap enemies, or into a weapon, or a shield, and other objects and characters. So that’s how the 100 knights help you.

You can read the full interview on the U.S PlayStation Blog’s website (linked above). So, have these new RPGs got you excited? Let us know in the comments below!