Nippon Ichi Software has released new information and screenshots of Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story introducing the player-created protagonist, including his occupation, character creation options, and more.
Get the details below.
■ What is an Instructor Knight?
An “Instructor Knight,” which is the occupation of the protagonist, is a freelance educationalist who receives requests to instruct others. As a teacher, he or she imparts knowledge and performs battle practice, and sometimes fights as a knight for his or her client.
Since the protagonist is the player’s avatar, he or she does not speak. However, based on the indirect reactions of the people around him or her, you can be certain that the protagonist is a one of a kind character.
—The ability to fight as a knight, as well as instruct, is essential to being an Instructor Knight.
—Instructor Knights often travel around various countries. The protagonist is writing a guidebook and manual based off his or her experiences.
■ Character Creation
The protagonist’s gender can be chosen as male or female. Players can also freely customize the following other items:
Choose a voice to use during actions. There are six ypes of voices—“Passionate,” “Cool,” “Villainy,” “Eccentric,” “Shy,” and “No Voice”—for both males and females.
The following voice actors are featured:
- Male Protagonist: Kengo Kawanishi (all voice types)
- Female Protagonist: Risa Kubota (Passionate), Mitsuki Nakae (Cool), Nanako Mori (Villainy), Tomomi Mizuma (Eccentric), Minami Iinuma (Shy)
You can choose from four types of personalities, including “Dilligent / Honest,” “Intellectual / Shy,” “Rugged / Wild,” and “Extremely Perverted.” Depending on the personality you choose, the princess’ reactions will change at various places in the scenario.
—Here is a scene with the “Dilligent / Honest” personality chosen.
—And here is that scene with the “Rugged / Wild” personality chosen.
As shown above, you can enjoy different reactions for each of the four personalities. But since there are no major changes in the progress of the story based on your personality and gender, you can choose whatever you prefer to role-play.
There are nine graphics for each gender with differences in age and type.
■ Battle Style
The weapon used by the protagonist is a one-handed sword. As you would expect of a knight that often wanders from battlefield to battlefield, the protagonist posseses high all-purpose attack means, and is notably balanced in offense and defense.
—A weapon-based standard attack. Its range is narrow, but it enables players to easily use quick consecutive attacks.
—A special move that attacks every direction. Although there is a limit to how many times it can be used, its power is tremendous.
■ The Protagonist’s Growth
By repeatedly giving the four princesses “Direct Guidance,” you will obtain items called “Knowledge Materia,” which can extend the princesses’ parameters. When using these items, the protagonist will also receive “Skill Points.”
The skill points you obtain can be used to increase basic stats like HP and attack power, as well as strengthen attack actions. A growth system where you develop the princesses and protagonist side by side is one of the key features of this game.
—A special attack from below that blows back the enemy. Enemies that touch the pillar of light will receive damage.
—Allocate skill points to strengthen the protagonist’s actions.
—Now the earlier attack has two pillars of light, making it possible to deal damage to even more enemies.
■ Guidance Diary
You can read the “Guidance Diary” from the menu screen. The Guidance Diary is gradually filled out by progressing the game and when the princess’ parameters reach certain values. Its contents consist of stories surrouding the Relic Islands, information on the princesses, and knowledge useful for clearing stages.
—The menu screen.
—Information that has been revealed will appear in the diary.
Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story is due out for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PS Vita in Japan on March 8
View the screenshots at the gallery.