Rising Star Games, the independent publishing house who pride themselves on delivering otherwise unobtainable Japanese releases to the PAL Region, has announced that they'll be bringing Grand Knights History to European PSPs. The latest title from renowned developer Vanillaware (the studio behind Muramasa: The Demon Blade) features gorgeous hand-drawn graphics, addictive gameplay, customisable character creation and unique online functionality. Grand Knights History takes players to a medieval setting in which they must decide the fate of an epic struggle among three powerful nations, and you'll need to choose which faction to fight for and develop squads of four individual characters to battle enemies in this turn based RPG.
Grand Knights History is set for a Q1 2012 launch window, and we've got more deets below.
Grand Knights History takes place in the land of Listia, a medieval continent plagued by conflict as the struggle for land and power sees three competing nations in stalemate. For years, the lands of Union, Avalon and Logres have battled one another for supremacy, with the resulting bloodshed reaching epic proportions. With no nation able to gain an advantage the war rages on unabated.
While these three nations vie for continental domination, one captain must choose a nation with which to align himself, then recruit teams of able-bodied soldiers, train them into battle-ready knights and send them to the ever-changing persistent online war campaign. It is up to players to choose an allegiance with one of the three factions, then progress through offline questing and intense 30-hour online skirmishes, all making use of deep, strategic RPG combat and expansive customization. Race, sex, appearance, job class, sub-class and weapon type are all freely alterable for every team member, so no two knights are ever the same; and online functionality allows players to test their knights against others from all corners of the globe without even requiring a constant internet connection.
Rising Star Games are thrilled by the move, citing the success of Murumasa: The Demon Blade as proof of their commitment to the niche import market.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade was a huge success story and a pleasure for us to work on. Vanillaware represents everything good about Japanese games development and I am delighted that Rising Star Games is once again associated with such an esteemed team. We are extremely excited to combine our expertise with such talent on another release in Europe. - Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games