Nippon Ichi Software has released new information and screenshots on Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story, introducing the game’s Teaching System, Princess Parameters, Knowledge Materia, and more.
Get the details below.
■ “Your” Story, Spun by Four Princesses
The player is a battle and training professional known as the “Instructor Knight.” He is a freelance educationalist Instructor Knight who acts as an elegant instructor in various countries in response to requests.
You receive requests from the four major powers of the “Relic Islands” at the same time, and sign a short-term contract with each power to instruct each of their princesses. Which Princess you form a contract with is up to the player. However, it is necessary to train all of the princesses once.
Upon meeting the four princesses, the player will come to understand each princess’ goal and thoughts, as well as the many mysteries of the “Ancient Relics” that lie dormant on the Relic Islands.
As an Instructor Knight, which princess’ wish will you grant? Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story is a multi-story game where different stories develop based on the player’s choices and how you teach the princesses.
—Choose one of the four princesses to become your student.
—The story of the chosen princess advances. After serving all four princesses, you will again select a princess to continue training.
■ Teaching System
◆ Direct Teaching: Praise, Scold, and Train Your Princess
“Direct Teaching” is a system in which the player can either “praise” or “scold” their princess. This can be done at various times, such as during conversations or in battle, and afterwards you can enjoy a change in her speech and special scenes.
Also, by carrying out Direct Teaching, you can obtain “Knowledge Materia,” which are items required to strengthen the princesses. Direct Teaching, in which communication with the princesses is closely connected to their training, is one of the major appeals of this game.
—Direct Teaching during conversation.
—The princess’ reaction when “Praise” is chosen.
—The princess’ reaction when “Scold” is chosen.
◆ Princess Parameters and Knowledge Materia
The Five Parameters
The four princesses’ abilities are indicated through five parameters: “Martial Arts,” “Culture,” “Courage,” “Ethics,” and “Reliance.” By developing these parameters, you can strenghten the characters through the increase of their attack power and defense power, and unlocking of skills.
Develop Your Parameters with Knowledge Materia
By using Knowledge Materia, you can increase your princesses’ parameters. There are many types of Knowledge Materia, and the parameters they develop differ. Depending on how you use them, you can evenly develop all parameters, develop with a focus on one parameter, etc.
Obtain Knowledge Materia Through Direct Teaching
Knowledge Materia can be obtained through Direct Teaching. Proactively teach the princesses in order to develop their abilities.
◆ Defeat Enemies with Commanders and Soldiers
The Commander Controlled by the Player
The protagonist and princess, as the “Commander,” will lead their own army of soldiers into battle. The Commander is a powerful character with several means of attack, but he cannot go at it alone. Since countless enemies will appear during action parts, work together with your ally soldiers in order to clear the stage.
The Soldiers that Fight on Their Own
There are several types of Soldiers, including Pawns that mainly deal in close-range attacks, and Magic Soldiers thatfight with magic attacks. Soldiers essentially follow the Commander, and attack based on their commands, but fight on their own through instruction and can use special attacks.
—Magic Soldier (Heavy Prayer Soldier)
—The depth produced by the two elements that are the Commander, through which you can enjoy exhilarating action with simple controls, and Soldiers, which are key to winning the battle, is one of the appeals of this game.
Elements that Enable an Extensive Use of Strategy
The action of this game also comes with various mechanics and strategies. The following is an introduction to some of them.
Ancient Relics, or simply “Relics,” are set atop the field. By occupying them, they can be used as trap and recovery spots.
—Get Items and Money through Cooperative Attacks
If the Commander and his Soldiers land an attack together, the enemy will drop items or money.
Since the weapons and special techniques the four princesses and protagonist can use differ, you can enjoy various actions.
At times, giant bosses will block your way forward. Use your tactics to defeat them and advance.
Overcome the Odds with Direct Teaching
When a princess is sent into battle as the Commander, the player can carry out “Direct Teaching.” By “praising” or “scolding” in certain situations…
- The princess’ power may significantly increase
- The princess’ HP may be restored
- The princess may return from being unable to fight
Various blessings such as these may be bestowed upon the princess. There are limitations to the number of times you can use it, but the results are excellent. Be sure to use it.
If you missed it last month, read more about the game here.
Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story is due out for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PS Vita in Japan on January 25, 2018.
View the screenshots at the gallery.