Here’s a game that might slip totally under the radar, but if you’re a fan of anime and manga, you just might want to check this out. Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is a game based on an old 1980’s novel series, but was recently adapted to manga and anime by famed illustrator Hiromu Arakawa (the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist). While there have been previous adaptions, this game is based on Arakawa-san’s work.
Gameplay looks to be very similar to the Dynasty Warriors franchise of games so if you’re also a fan of those games, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is right up your alley. The game is available now on PS4 at retail stores or digitally. PS3 versions are only available digitally.
Burlingame, Calif.—February 9,2016—KOEI TECMO America is pleased to announce the release of anime-based tactical action title Arslan: The Warriors of Legend for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft via retailers across North America. The game is also available digitally for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system as well as for PC via Steam®. Those who purchase the game via Steam® before February 19 will receive a special 10% discount.
To commemorate the launch of Arslan: The Warriors of Legend, KOEI TECMO America has unveiled a trailer showcasing all of the game’s key playable characters and impressive battlefield maneuvers! Those interested can view the trailer at: https://youtu.be/yCRAzmriXFc
To further expand upon the game’s roster of characters, KOEI TECMO America today revealed an additional two characters, this time from Arslan’s enemy camp! The first is Hilmes: the mysterious man behind the Silver Mask and Arslan’s arch-rival. Hilmes has temporarily aligned himself with Lusitania, though his end-game appears to go deeper than simply leading the attacking forces to victory. By his side stands Zandeh, a highly skilled sword protector. Both characters will be playable in the Free Mode of the game once they are unlocked via completion of the game’s bonus scenarios. Additionally, three more stages have been revealed: a small Village, the imposing Zabul Fortress, and the vast Keep of St. Emmanuel, which stages the last act of Arslan’s exciting adventure amid its labyrinthine streets.
Originally written as a novel series in the late 1980’s, The Heroic Legend of Arslan has been adapted to manga and anime numerous times, with the most prominent being the 2013 release of a manga series by famed illustrator Hiromu Arakawa (the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist). Based on this adaptation, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend tells the story of the young crown prince of Pars, Arslan, who is forced out of his kingdom when his father, the king, is betrayed and defeated and his domain conquered. The player takes on the role of Arslan and his few companions as they strive to reassemble an army and fight against overwhelming odds to liberate the kingdom.
The game adaptation of this magnificent story seamlessly blends the fast-paced tactical action gameplay of the Warriors franchise with a stunningly engaging narrative. Using cel-shaded graphics and basing all character design on the anime series, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend delivers a gaming experience designed to fully immerse the player into Arslan’s universe!
Published by KOEI TECMO America, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is now available across America on the PS4™ system, Xbox One, and digitally for PC via Steam® for a suggested retail price of $59.99. The game is also available digitally for the PS3™ system for $49.99. This title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.
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