Knights in the Nightmare has garnered a lot of praise in Japan, both on the DS and PSP. Atlus is doing American PSP fans a favor and bringing the acclaimed RPG over to the States later this year. Like most PSP re-releases the game features enhances visuals and a new character, Princess Yggdra (nice little throwback to one of the game creator's other legendary RPGs on the GBA). Here's a trailer for the PSP port, which will release on October 19th.
E3 2010: ATLUS TO BRING BULLET-HELL RPG KNIGHTS IN THE NIGHTMARE™, "THE MOST ORIGINAL RPG OF 2009*," TO PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) SYSTEM THIS OCTOBER
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- JUNE 15, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today revealed that the critically acclaimed Knights in the Nightmare™, a groundbreaking tour de force of bullet-hell action and strategy roleplaying, is set to release for PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) system in North America on October 19, 2010. Hailed as a "once-in-a-lifetime experience**," Knights mixes frantic, energetic action with thought-provoking tactical gameplay, all within a beautifully-rendered fantasy setting presented through a captivating, emotional narrative.
"We're proud to bring one of the most unique roleplaying experiences in recent memory to PSP system this fall," commented Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales. "The many improvements this new version brings aside, Knights in the Nightmare, at its core, is one of those must-play gaming experiences, combining sumptuous 2D art and animations, a moving story, and some of the most novel combat mechanics ever into an irresistible portable package."
Enhanced to take full advantage of the power of PSP system, this new version of the game features remastered visuals and sounds, optimized controls, and a new opening movie from visionary director Yukio Takatsu (Persona 3, Persona 4, Yggdra Union). Originally, players could choose from two different characters with two unique perspectives on events. This new release adds a third character, Princess Yggdra, offering even more replay value and shedding more light on the game's enchanting narrative. Moreover, this release further expands on what was already one of the deepest, most substantial tutorials of all-time, giving players introductory missions filled with instructions and tips, making the game's learning curve easier than ever. Dripping with style and originality, Knights in the Nightmare delivers an unforgettable experience.
Knights in the Nightmare is scheduled for release on October 19, 2010 in stores and via PlayStation®Network with an MSRP of $29.99. For more information, visit the official website: http://www.atlus.com/kitnpsp.
* RPGamer.com, Best of 2009 Awards
About Knights in the Nightmare
Somewhere between heaven and the underworld-in the center of a quiet lake-stood an ancient castle known as Aventheim. Without warning, denizens of the netherworld emerged and slaughtered the kingdom; nary a soul was left alive.
Within an abandoned, long-forgotten church deep in the woods, the Wisp is set free. Bereft of memory, it is drawn toward the monster-infested castle and re-awakens the souls of the vanquished knights, leading them back towards the fallen stronghold to confront the very forces of evil that took their lives.
* An experience unlike any before it -- Incorporating strategy RPG, real-time strategy, and shooter elements, you've never experienced a game like this. Control the Wisp and activate the souls of deceased knights to aid you in destroying foes on the map. Enemies fire bullets in multiple directions, making it vital for players to master the precise controls.
* Over 100 characters to recruit -- Find and recruit the ghosts of seven different classes of knights from your kingdom, and learn of their pasts, hopes, dreams, and untimely deaths. Sacrifice their souls to one another to balance their skills and create your ultimate party.
* A tale thrice told -- Exclusive to the PSP system version, the addition of Princess Yggdra as a third playable character means that gamers can experience the game's dark and brooding tale through three unique perspectives, making for more replay value than ever before.
Knights in the Nightmare has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
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