Koei Tecmo announced today the release of a playable demo for upcoming anime–based tactical action title Arslan: the Warriors of Legend for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.
The demo will be available for free download via PlayStation Network on 12th January 2016 and will include missions from the initial stages of the game, taking players through a short tutorial session using two key characters: Arslan, the Prince of Pars, and his protector Daryun. Additionally, it will showcase a set of new moves and powers developed for Arslan: the Warriors of Legend, like the Mardan Rush and Weapon Arts special attacks!
Lastly, an exciting new Free Mode feature has been revealed that will delight fans of the anime! As anyone who has watched the Heroic Legend of Arslan will know, Narsus’s page Elam is a culinary genius and his cooking often delights his co-travellers during their quest. This gastronomic side of Elam’s has now been incorporated into the battle preparations!
During the course of the game, players can locate and collect recipe books hidden all through the story mode. These can be used in the Free Mode prior to battle to give the controlled character an ability boost! The various foods, such as Lamb Skewers, Stewed Chicken, and Potluck Soup, can provide different effects, i.e. increased health, attack boosts, healing, bonus gold, bonus experience and more!
Arslan: the Warriors of Legend will be available across Australia and New Zealand on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox Oneon 12th February 2016. It will also be simultaneously available digitally on the PlayStation 3.
About Arslan: The Warriors Of Legend
Originally written as a novella 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). It tells the story of the young crown prince of Pars, Arslan, as he is forced out of his kingdom when his father, the king, is betrayed and defeated and his domain conquered. Arslan and his few companions must re-assemble an army and fight against overwhelming odds to regain his throne and liberate his kingdom. Through his exploits he reaches emotional maturity, while the series also tackles underlying issues of slavery, religious fanaticism, betrayal, and humanity.
The game adaptation of this magnificent story seamlessly blends the fast paced tactical action gameplay indicative of the Warriors franchise with a stunningly engaging narrative. Using cell-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!