Koei Tecmo has put out a new trailer showcasing some of the mechanics players can expect to find in the upcoming Bladestorm: Nightmare, the reduxed version of the original BladeStorm: The Hundred Years’ War set to come out for PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. Check it out below.
The five minute-long video covers a lot of ground. In addition to the typical unit, item, attack type introductions, it also showcases features as the “Battle Flags,” which can invoke various effects when erected, as well as the “Zapping” mechanic that players switch between four different squads on the fly and the character editor, whereby players can craft their own commander and side with either the English or French during the Hundred Years’ War.
Footage is also devoted to the newly added Nightmare chapter, where players’ war efforts are focused on monsters big and small. In addition to fighting them, said monsters can also be tamed and made to fight their own kind.
Online multiplayer, both versus and coop, has been confirmed as well. People who get a first print copy of the Japanese edition of the game are also announced to be receiving a pair of DLC costumes in collaboration with Shin Sangoku Musou Blast, a mobile free-to-play spinoff of Dynasty Warriors. One is a Zhao Yun costume for Edward, the Black Prince, while the other is a Wang Yuanji costume for Joan of Arc.
Bladestorm: Nightmare is set to launch January 29 in Japan, March 3 in North America, and March 6 in Europe. Thanks, Games Talk.