KOEI Tecmo Games began streaming an introduction video for the Arslan Senki x Musou PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 game on Friday to highlight Gieve’s (voiced by KENN (Akihito Kanbara from Kyoukai no Kanata)) fighting style.
Last week a video for Daryun was streamed:
KOEI Tecmo Games and Omega Force are developing the Musou-esque game based on Hiromu Arakawa and Yoshiki Tanaka’s Arslan Senki manga. Players will be able to reenact scenes from the manga in the game. The game’s story will start with the battle of Atropatene. Confirmed playable characters so far include Arslan, Daryun, Narsus, Elam, Gieve, and Falangies.
The game’s Mardān Rush feature will allow players to lead a troop of soldiers and deliver heavy damage to the enemy army. Players will be able to control cavalry, archers, or infantry to utilize each group’s special abilities. The feature will allow players to overcome obstacles, attack distant opponents, and rescue allies in strategic gameplay. The game was originally slated to ship in Japan on September 17, but it has been delayed until October 1.
The game’s regular edition will retail for 7,800 yen ($63), and the download edition will retail for 6,762 yen $54). KOEI Tecmo Games will also release a “Treasure Box” edition of the game that will come with the following: an original soundtrack CD, an “Official Settings Documents Collection,” a crystal frame stand, and a cleaner cloth. The Treasure Box edition retails for 12,800 yen ($103). Pre-orders for the game started on June 11.
The first editions of both versions of the game will come with a serial code for a special costume and a weapon for Daryun.
KOEI Tecmo’s Musou action game franchise includes Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, and Warriors Orochi. Other collaborative games in the franchise have included Dynasty Warriors Gundam, One Piece: Pirate Warriors, and Hyrule Warriors.
Arslan Senki is a Japanese fantasy novel series written by Yoshiki Tanaka. It started to be published in 1986 and as of 2014 there are 14 novels and one side story in the official guidebook Arslan Senki Tokuhon. It is based on the Persian epic, Amir Arsalan.
It was adapted into a manga, which caught up with the novel and then received an original ending, and ran from November 1991 to September 1996. It also received two anime film adaptations, and a four-part, unfinished anime OVA. In 2013, a second manga adaptation started serializing at Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, with illustrations by Hiromu Arakawa. An anime television series based on the Arakawa manga premiered in 2015.
Betrayed from within and overwhelmed by dark sorcery, the valiant armies of Pars are overrun by the warrior-fanatics of Lusitania. Escaping the destruction of his homeland, the heroic Prince Arslan begins to assemble a group of five, extraordinary allies—a priestess, an exiled warrior, a mischievous minstrel, an insightful artist and his attendant—to aid him in his fight against the Lusitanian invaders. Together, they must build an army and defeat 300,000 trained soldiers—including the mysterious Lord Silver Mask—who has also laid claim to the throne of Pars.