Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Happinet
Developer: Matrix Software
Release Date: Dec. 10, 2020

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'Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia' (ALL) Gets Switch Content Update, PS4 Update + Demo Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2020 @ 7:00 a.m. PST

The Brigandine classic game is returning after 20 years with an all-new, turn-based strategy game set in a familiar fantasy world.

In Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia, six countries in the Continent of Runersia have waged a war to conquer and unify the land under one nation. Players decide how their legend will unfold by selecting a country and creating their army of Rune Knights, exploring over 40 base locations and encountering over 100 unique knights and 50 types of monsters as they progress across Runersia.

In Runersia, a continent created by the Rune God, mana rains down endlessly. Eons ago, five Mana Stones were brought forth by this continent and passes through history alongside human nations, eventually embedding into special Brigandine equipment to create Rune Knights – special individuals who can wield the mana power and stones embedded into their armor to cast skills and magic as well as summon and control ancient monsters. Six Brigandine Countries of Runersia, each with conflicting ideals beliefs, histories, and faiths, are divided by Brigandines of Justice, Glory, Freedom, Sanctity, and Ego, while the sixth country exists without Brigandine. The goal is to win battles to expand their country’s influence until the entire continent of Runersia has been taken over by the player.

Featuring a Fantasy world conquest within the turn-based strategy genre, Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia will offer hundreds of hours of immersive gameplay in this stunning new campaign for conquest. Players choose one of six countries to assume the role of the ruler aiming to conquer Runersia, and command more than 100 Rune Knights throughout the six nations leading various monster troops of various dragons, ghouls, and fairies, into6 fierce battles on hexagonal grid maps in the tactical turn-based battle system.

Happinet announced that a free demo for Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia will be available worldwide on the PlayStation Store when the game launches on December 10.

The demo will launch with a free day 1 patch “Titans and the Iron Front” that will introduce new features, improve player experience and fix minor bugs. This major update is currently live on the Nintendo Switch version of the game and will be included on the PS4 system at launch.

Additionally, all purchases of the PS4 system version will receive an exclusive, free dynamic theme.

The Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia PS4 demo will feature two modes to select from. The training mode offers players a tutorial on troop movement, invading bases and combat, while the Trial mode allows the player to take on the role of the Brigandine of Justice, ruler of theNorzaleo Kingdom in Easy mode. The demo ends when the player’s army reaches up to 10 seasons or when 7 bases have been occupied by the army. However, the demo can be replayed for players to try different strategies and scenarios each time (game progress or save data made in the demo will not transfer over to the full game).

The demo will launch alongside free new content in a Day 1 patch “Titans and the Iron Front” that will introduce new features, improve player experience and fix minor bugs. This major update is currently live on the Nintendo Switch version of the game and will be included on the PS4™ system when it launches on December 10.

Major updates include:

  • Custom Difficulty Mode ‒ Players can personalize their gaming experience to play their way by selecting custom difficulty for enemy AI, playtime and EXP gain options
  • New High-Level Monsters: Players will now encounter or have the chance to recruit the Titans’ brute strength and Shadow Goblins’ confusing attacks in armies
  • Flexible Playability: A new user interface, various menu adjustments and added functions making conquest over Runersia more strategic than ever

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is brought to life by renowned talent including scenario writer, Kenji Terada (Batman: Dark Tomorrow, Final Fantasy I - III), art director and character designer, Raita Kazama (Puzzle & Dragons, Xenoblade Chronicles), and the homecoming of composer Tenpei Sato (Brigandine: Grand Edition, Disgaea 1 -5).

Key Features:

  • Choose between six nations and enjoy the high degree of freedom- Players decide which nation to play as and which countries to invade and how to conquer the continent
  • Hundreds of hours of gameplay- A single nation’s plotline can take over 30 hours of playtime and content from the mainline with multiple endings, three difficulty levels, and post-ending content
  • Original gameplay and design from its predecessor- Combat is turn-based tactical RPG, with knights on each side leading three monster platoons into battle on a hexagonal grid to jostle for victory
  • Immersive gameplay and original artwork from talented veterans- Lead artist and character designer, Raita Kazama, known for his character and monster designs in Xenoblade Chronicles, Puzzle & Dragon and others, brings his artistry to the 40 base locations, over 100 unique knights, and 50 monster types in Runersia
  • Challenge mode- Battle in a combination of a sandbox and score attack experience where new missions are non-stop, challenging the player’s ability to change strategies on the fly as difficulty becomes harder the longer a player survives

Currently available for Nintendo Switch, Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is coming to PS4 (playable on PS5) on December 10, 2020 for $49.99/ €49.99.

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