First Playable Demo Available at Tokyo Game Show 2015
KOEI TECMO America released today new information and a batch of new assets, including screenshots, artwork, and an extended trailer for the upcoming Arslan: The Warriors of Legend, a tactical action title based on the epic novel, manga, and anime IP, The Heroic Legend of Arslan.
The brand new assets reveal four additional playable characters: Farangis, Gieve, Alfreed, and Kishward. Diverse yet oddly complementing each other’s skills and expertise, this band of wandering warriors will help the Crown Prince Arslan on his fateful journey to reclaim his throne and liberate his kingdom. Each of these unique individuals has their own special move, designed to impressively clear the battlefield of their numerous enemies with a dramatic effect! Details on the new characters revealed are as follows:
- Farangis: An exquisitely beautiful priestess of Mithra who was sent to protect Arslan at the battle of Atropatene. Her mysterious skills include an uncanny dexterity with the bow and the ability to communicate with Djinn.
- Gieve: A wandering bard and skilled warrior who initially follows Arslan due to his attraction to Farangis, but gradually grows to care for Arslan’s cause. Although he is proficient with many weapons, he prefers to take on his enemies using an Oud!
- Alfreed: The daughter of the ‘Zot’ tribe leader, Alfreed is an expert rider and quite handy with a bow and sword. He develops an infatuation with Arslan’s strategist, Narsus, after he saves her life.
- Kishward: A Cavalry General of Pars, whose dual-wielding fighting style gave him the name ‘Twin-Blade General’. He has long had a friendly relationship with Arslan thanks to their shared love of falconry.
Additionally, KOEI TECMO released today a Japanese gameplay trailer in support of the first ever hands-on playable look at the game’s bright, cel-shaded world! A ten minute demo of Arslan: The Warriors of Legend will be available to the public at Tokyo Game Show this week.
Watch the gameplay trailer below.
The game is currently slated to release in early 2016 in North America for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. It will also be simultaneously available digitally for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.