Atlus USA is responsible for a lot of North American videogame localization. Such games come to mind like 3D Dot Game Heroes (a great Legend of Zelda clone), and Catherine (a game about cheating on your girlfriend while hallucinating about sheep). Code of Princess, released in Japan April 19th of this year, looks to continue the trend this fall. The 3DS side-scrolling brawler RPG on the American front will have a pre-order bonus for those willing shell out the pre-purchase cash.
“In Keeping with proud ATLUS tradition, fans who pre-order Code of Princess (at a participating retailer while supplies last) will receive the Code of Princess Sound & Visual Book, a collection of art work from famed designer Kinu Nishmura and music from ACE’s stellar soundtrack…”
Official soundtrack and an art book!? As a big fan of game music, I’m glad Atlus was this proud to release an OST with the game. Better yet, it’s the standard with a simple pre-order; no special edition attached, just a commitment to the retailer. The mention of Kinu Nishmura sure raises some concerns on why we should make notice. If you ever played or seen any Capcom fighting games, then you’ve seen Nishmura’s work. Nishmura was one of the main artists at Capcom, before leaving to work on the world and characters of Code of Princess with Agatsuma Entertainment.
Not convinced on Agatsuma Entertainment’s first title? Check out the newly released trailer below. The girl on the cover may look like the damsel in distress used to lure men’s libidos, however, it’s the main character. Little is known about the story besides the barely clothed character on a mission to rid the world of monsters slinging a giant blade around. The one thing that struck me is the 3 2D layers to maneuver in. Think of the concept like any beat em up game like Double Dragon, using another axis to eliminate only using left and right on the D-pad. Making use of 3D aspect as well with the Nintendo Network will be Co-op and versus battles, accompanied with a cast of over 50 playable characters. Apart from humans in the cast I speak of, are the bizarre but playable anthropomorphic trees battling other bizarre anthropomorphic beings. Additionally, RPG elements like an insane amount of quests and equipment is also confirmed.
Source – PR