The Witch and the Hundred Knights debut trailer
posted on 06.17.13 at 10:33 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Nippon Ichi's upcoming dark fantasy action RPG.

Nippon Ichi Software has released the first trailer for The Witch and the Hundred Knights, its upcoming new IP / dark fantasy action RPG for PlayStation 3.

The game is due out on July 25 in Japan. A North American release has been confirmed, but a release date has yet to be announced.

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  • DarthBrian

    Anything by Nippon Ichi, sign me up!

  • Tyler James Sherwood

    woot another game I can’t wait for

  • drproton

    Looks great. Almost like Ys, but with typical N1 mechanic-heavy design.

  • Demolish

    mmm i dont know about this game but,remind me the game name prinny !
    so…good luck.

  • whiteferrero

    anyone else notice the HP bar keeps moving around? :D is that a zoom in thing?

  • HarryHodd

    Looks great! Hope I can remove the circle around the character though.

  • Budgiecat

    So you don’t actually play as Metallica?

    : /

    • Elvick

      We knew this… a long time ago. It was one of the first bits of information they put out.

  • Ritsujun

    I’ll be her no.1 knight.

  • DesmaX

    Looks great! Day 1 for me

  • bloodiOS

    > House shook like mad
    > “Witch Domination”!
    What’s going on there?

  • dasombrero

    I’m undecided on this. I like NIS and action rpgs but find this one to be the enigma. The visual style is not that appealing (excluding the actual humanoid/2d drawn characters and their models) what I’ve seen of the monsters and the hero looks just ok. Also the hit animations noting whether the attacks are effective or invalid are just wierd to me, it gets flashy and big but seem more to obscure the action than to enhance it when everything looks drawn kinda small already.

    I’m actually going to pick up Disgaea D2 and Guided Fate Paradox (which I heard didn’t do too well but I liked ZHP). I’m going to wait for some reviews on this one…I’m optimistic it will be fun though, I like that he goes in houses and looks like he’s extorting for the witch, reminds me of Soul Nomad’s game mechanic.

    • DesmaX

      I believe it’s more like Ys Seven, where certain weapons works better against certain enemies, and other weapons aren’t as good (Even though this is far better because lesser effective weapons still do damage), which incentives comboing with different weapons, which I think it’s neat.

      And, yeah… With the exception of 2D sprites, NIS games always looked subpar. Even though I really like this art style, technically speaking, this looks better than any other niche JRPG out there, the fields doesn’t look empty like Atelier games, for example

  • Hating Ass Nigga

    Looks kinda like y’s,diablo,and bastion mixed togther

  • Charlie

    Dat soundtrack.

  • Houeclipse

    Getting this and Dragon’s crown is such a good idea!! too bad I live in Southeast asia :(

  • Elvick

    Hard to really tell what the animation is like in the trailer. Grrr.

    The one time I’d like a trailer with some pointless running around the environment. xD

    Or at least ditch the huge text OVER the action. D:< Move it down, move it up. Why put it where the character is?

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