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Arslan: The Warriors of Legend

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
Developer: Koei Tecmo
Release Date: Feb. 9, 2016

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'Arslan: The Warriors of Legend' (ALL) Coming To PC, Reveals Bonus Scenarios, New Characters - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2016 @ 4:32 p.m. PST

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is a tactical action title based on the epic novel, manga, and anime IP The Heroic Legend of Arslan.

Originally written as a novella in the late 1980’s, The Heroic Legend of Arslan has been adapted to manga and anime numerous times, with the most prominent being the 2013 release of a manga series by famed illustrator, Hiromu Arakawa (the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist). It tells the story of the young crown prince of Pars, Arslan, as he is forced out of his kingdom when his father, the King, is betrayed and defeated and his domain conquered. Arslan and his few companions must re-assemble an army and fight against overwhelming odds to regain his throne and liberate his kingdom. Through his exploits, he reaches emotional maturity, while the series also tackles underlying issues of slavery, religious fanaticism, betrayal, and humanity.

The game adaptation of this magnificent story seamlessly blends the fast-paced tactical action gameplay indicative of the Warriors franchise with a stunningly engaging narrative. Using cell-shaded graphics and basing all character design on the anime series, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend delivers a gaming experience designed to fully immerse the player into Arslan’s universe.

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend will receive a PC release via Steam launch alongside the game’s console release.

Koei Tecmo detailed early purchase bonus content for those who purchase Arslan: The Warriors of Legend within the game’s first month of sale. Specifically, gamers will be able to download ‘Conflict at Gujarat Fortress’ and ‘Battle for the Title,’ two new original scenarios for the game’s Free Mode. Both scenarios offer players the possibility to unlock some very special Limited Skill Cards, which will give them an extra edge in battle!

Koei Tecmo also announced that Arslan: The Warriors of Legend will include an array of bonus scenarios that fans of The Heroic Legend of Arslan are bound to love! These extra scenarios are based on episodes of the original novels and manga, but were never part of the animated series. These scenarios gradually become unlocked via the Story mode and can be played in the Free Mode of the game, allowing players to become increasingly more familiar with the series’ history and playable characters.

Additionally, Koei Tecmo announced three more playable characters that will join Arslan in his effort to free the capital and reclaim his throne: Tus, a quiet officer of the Parsian army and chain martial arts expert, Isfan, the younger brother of a Cavalry General who is also known as the ‘one raised by wolves,’ and the fearless Zaravant, a Shield and Spear wielding knight of great strength. All three characters make their way to the city of Peshawar after Arslan declares his intention to expel Lusitanian oppression, and join his group in the fight to end the occupation of the capital.

In addition to controlling army units, the game also features new battle moves for individual characters, such as the Chain Strike. As the story progresses, playable characters will gain access to different weapon types. Chain Strike allows for a real-time switch between available weapons while executing a power attack, which brings more variety to the action and can be used to prolong combos!

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