PC release of Arslan: the Warriors of Legend announced
Originally set for release on PS4, PS3, and Xbox One, Koei Tecmo has announced that Arslan: the Warriors of Legend will be released on PC via Steam on February 9th.Koei Tecmo has announced that Arslan: the Warriors of Legend will be released on PC via Steam on February 9th.
While the PC version will be released in North America and Europe on February 9th, the console versions of the game will not be available in Europe until February 12th.
Koei Tecmo has also detailed early purchase bonus content for the steam version of the game. Those who acquire the game in the first-month post launch will be able to download ‘Conflict at Gujarat Fortress’ and ‘Battle for the Title’, two new original scenarios for the Free Mode. Both scenarios offer players the possibility to unlock some very special Limited Skill Cards, which will give them an extra edge in battle!
Following the PC announcement, Koei Tecmo also announced an array of original scenarios, three new playable characters, and three new trailers. Below is the information Koei Tecmo’s press release provided regarding the scenarios and characters.
Koei Tecmo also announced that Arslan: The Warriors of Legend will include an array of original scenarios fans of the ‘Heroic Legend of Arslan’ are bound to love! These extra scenarios are based on episodes of the original novels and manga, but they were never part of the animated series. They will gradually become unlocked via the Story mode and can be played in the Free mode of the game, allowing players to become increasingly more familiar with its history and playable characters.
Additionally, Koei Tecmo announced three more playable characters that will join Arslan in his effort to free the capital and reclaim his throne: Tus, a quiet officer of the Parsian army and chain martial arts expert, Isfan, the younger brother of a Cavalry General who is also known as the ‘one raised by wolves, and the fearless Zaravant, a Shield-Spear wielding knight of great strength.
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!
For more information on Arslan: the Warriors of Legend, visit http://www.koeitecmoeurope.com/arslan/.
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