Among the multiple announcements by NIS America today, Battle Princess of Arcadias, a sidescrolling action adventure game from Nippon Ichi Software was confirmed for a EU and US release this year, as a digital exclusive on Sony’s Playstation Store. The game sees you fighting waves of enemies in real-time battles while you travel through the kingdom of Schwert as the Battle Princess Plume. As the princess, it’s up to you to rid your kingdom of monsters by recruiting several warriors and taking on any enemies that stand in your way.

Originally available both in physical and digital versions in its Japanese release, the localised versions will be available only as a digital download. The english release will also not be including an english vocal track, with only the japanese audio present in the game. For some fans, this will probably be a non-issue, especially for those who are adverse to english dubs for games and anime. However, the dubs produced by NISA for many of their titles are generally well made, so its a shame that Battle Princess of Arcadias won’t be receiving one.

You can see some of the beat-em-up style brawling action in this trailer from the japanese release last year:

—– Original Press Release Below —–


Santa Ana, Calif. (February 13, 2014) – NIS America is happy to announce that the beautiful side-scrolling beat-em-up action RPG, Battle Princess of Arcadias, will be making its way to PlayStation®3 as a PSN exclusive in both North America and Europe!

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About the game:

The kingdom of Schwert was once peaceful and beautiful. But now it’s been overrun by monsters, and as the Battle Princess Plume, it’s up to you to set things right in this colorful, high-speed action RPG! Recruit a group of warriors and engage in skirmishes against the enemy before taking on huge and powerful bosses in epic siege battles!

You’ll also get to delight in an extensive upgrade system. As you stomp the enemy into the ground throughout each level, you’ll collect weapons and materials that you can use to enhance your gear. You’ll be able to unlock new skills based on your weapon and its level, and with enough time and effort, you can even transform your gear into new, more powerful weapons! Fight your way through each area, gaining new characters and abilities, gathering heaps of treasure, and upgrading your weapons and gear, all on your way to victory!

Key features:

Hand-to-Hand Combat: Take on wave after wave of enemies as you switch between a variety of characters in real time!

Super Boss Battles: Face off against massive enemies, each with their own violently dynamic skills and attacks!

Tons of Weapons, Tons of Skills: Each character has their own weapon specialty, complete with a bevy of unique skills and combo attacks. Swords, spears, axes, guns—you name it, we got it!

Release date : 2014 (NA) : 2014 (EU)

Platform : PlayStation®3 (PSN)

Genre : Action Adventure

Player(s) : Single

Audio:  Japanese

Publisher : NIS America, Inc.

Developer : Nippon Ichi Software

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