Jordan Vincent Marketing Coordinator at NIS America has taken to the official PlayStation blog this week to reveal more details about the upcoming launch of the Grand Kingdom on Sony’s PlayStation 4 and handheld PS Vita.
Grand Kingdom will be arriving on the Sony hardware on June 21st, 2016 and has been directed by Tomohiko Deguchi, the director of Grand Knights History, Vincent explains more below.
Some of you might better recognize him from an earlier game that he worked on: Muramasa: The Demon Blade.Mr. Deguchi has taken all the things he learned from those games and put them together into this grand tale. You’ll be traversing the continent of Resonail as the leader of a mercenary group. Along the way, you’ll discover the complex history behind the fall of the Uldein Empire, hire new members to build up your mercenary crew, and spend time fighting under contract for each of four unique countries using an interesting team-building and tactical combat system.
Now, I’m a sucker for pretty much any RPG where I get to train characters and gather cool equipment, but the tactical combat system of Grand Kingdom makes it stand out from the rest. You’ll be fighting on lane-based 2D levels where each unit acts in turn, but their turns play out as real-time movement limited by an Action Gauge similar to Valkyria Chronicles.
Since each mercenary has their own character class which defines their base stats and the type of attacks they can use, you’ll need to be careful not only about how you use your mercenaries, but also about which mercenaries you pair together. (Hint: a team of all Gunners doesn’t fare so well…)
Each class has their own special skills that are pretty awesome to see. For example, the Dragon Mage’s spells and her fierce-looking dragon’s fiery breath make full use of the game’s gorgeous art and fluid animations to deliver the wild thrill of a screen-filling attack and the smug satisfaction of a perfectly executed tactical decision.
For more information on the new Grand Kingdom jump over to the official PS Blog website for details or the official site.
Source: PS Blog
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