Koei Tecmo released today new information and assets centring on the protagonists of Nights of Azure, the brand new IP from GUST studios. The title is currently in development for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and will be released on 1st April 2016 across Europe.
The game is set on the imaginary island-kingdom of Ruswal, where nights are plagued by Azure-blooded demons. Although it is dangerous for humans to leave their homes after dark, the brave knights known as the Curia are trained to fend off the ever growing threat.
Among them is Arnice, a warrior of great skill and the protagonist of Nights of Azure. While she’s skilled with a blade, her talents aren’t just a product of her training. Arnice has some demon blood herself and is actually the only human that has managed to touch azure blood and survive! This event hasn’t left her unscathed and its thrilling implications become apparent quite early on; among others, it allows her access to a set of impressive abilities including the power to summon monsters to her aid in battle.
Koei Tecmo also released images on the first of a row of very interesting supporting character: Lilysse. Lilysse is a chosen saint whose fate is inextricably intertwined with the outcome of the game, and Arnice’s best friend. Their friendship is one of the most vital storytelling elements of this title, and the ending of the game will be greatly affected by how players choose to incorporate it in key decisions.
About Nights of Azure
Shaped under the keen eye of Keisuke Kikuchi (Fatal Frame, Deception IV), Nights of Azure marks a new, darker, direction for GUST, while it maintains a lot of the gameplay elements dedicated fans of the studio love.
Nights of Azure is a tragic epic tale of two friends tangled up in a web of fate and faced with impossible decisions that will test their loyalty to their quest and to each other to the limits.