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Knights in the Nightmare

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PSP
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Atlus USA
Developer: Sting
Release Date: Nov. 9, 2010

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'Knights in the Nightmare' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2010 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT

Knights in the Nightmare requires players to throw out everything they know about RPG and strategy games and embrace something altogether new and fresh. Frantic, energetic action mixes with thought-provoking tactical gameplay, all within a beautifully rendered fantasy setting and presented through a captivating, emotional narrative.

Somewhere between heaven and the underworld-in the center of a quiet lake-stood an ancient castle known as Aventheim.  Without warning, denizens of the netherworld emerged and slaughtered the kingdom; nary a soul was left alive.

Within an abandoned, long-forgotten church deep in the woods, the Wisp is set free.  Bereft of memory, it is drawn toward the monster-infested castle and re-awakens the souls of the vanquished knights, leading them back towards the fallen stronghold to confront the very forces of evil that took their lives.

Enhanced to take full advantage of the power of PSP system, this new version of the game features remastered visuals and sounds, optimized controls, and a new opening movie from visionary director Yukio Takatsu (Persona 3, Persona 4, Yggdra Union).  Originally, players could choose from two different characters with two unique perspectives on events.  This new release adds a third character, Princess Yggdra, offering even more replay value and shedding more light on the game's enchanting narrative.  Moreover, this release further expands on what was already one of the deepest, most substantial tutorials of all-time, giving players introductory missions filled with instructions and tips, making the game's learning curve easier than ever.  Dripping with style and originality, Knights in the Nightmare delivers an unforgettable experience.

Yggdra Union was originally released for Game Boy Advance to warm praise, and then beautifully remade for PSP system in 2008, loaded with enhancements. In addition to adding more replay value with Princess Yggdra as a third character, this new release of Knights in the Nightmare is enhanced to take full advantage of the power of PSP system, featuring remastered visuals and sounds, optimized controls, and a new opening movie from visionary director Yukio Takatsu (Persona 3, Persona 4, Yggdra Union).

Key Features

  • An experience unlike any before it -- Incorporating strategy RPG, real-time strategy, and shooter elements, you've never experienced a game like this.  Control the Wisp and activate the souls of deceased knights to aid you in destroying foes on the map.  Enemies fire bullets in multiple directions, making it vital for players to master the precise controls.
  • Over 100 characters to recruit -- Find and recruit the ghosts of seven different classes of knights from your kingdom, and learn of their pasts, hopes, dreams, and untimely deaths.  Sacrifice their souls to one another to balance their skills and create your ultimate party.
  • A tale thrice told -- Exclusive to the PSP system version, the addition of Princess Yggdra as a third playable character means that gamers can experience the game's dark and brooding tale through three unique perspectives, making for more replay value than ever before.

Knights in the Nightmare will be available on PlayStation Network for $29.99.

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