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Code of Princess is a 3DS RPG From the Guardian Heroes Team

Posted by James Newton

Get excited

Treasure's Guardian Heroes is one of the SEGA Saturn's best games, and its recent Xbox Live Arcade re-release isn't bad either. The original development team has now banded together once more to create Code of Princess, a Japanese action roleplaying game for 3DS.

Set for release by Agatsuma Games in Japan early next year, the game supports up to four players and features illustrations by Kinu Nishimura, whose previous credits include Street Fighter III and Cyberbots. As you can see in the screenshots below, it's very similar to Guardian Heroes with co-operative play, real-time battles and arguably the biggest sword we've ever seen.

Here's hoping we see a Western release in 2012. Rising Star, XSEED; we're looking at you.

Nishimura Kinu Presents 『CODE OF PRINCESS』 for 3DS !

AGATSUMA ENTERTAINMENT Co.,Ltd. will release N3DS title 『CODE OF PRINCESS』 in Q1 of 2012 in Japan.

Nishimura Kinu, famous for 'Street Fighter' characters’ and other famous titles’ artist, started to think about some fantasy world 『CODE OF PRINCESS』 Originally, illustrated for figurines, passed to the world of games. As Kinu herself started to create the world and characters, the player will have fun for the invigorating action in a fantasy world. Developer of the game is the original 'Guardian Heroes' team!

AGATSUMA ENTERTAINMENT is an interactive TV/ hand-held video game publishing company in Japan, and also agents company; coordinating deals between publishers and developers world wide. AGATSUMA ENTERTAINMENT has been founded by a group of highly experienced game/toy industry veterans and based in Tokyo, Japan.

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Title :CODE OF PRINCESS   Platform : Nintendo 3DS
  Players :1~4   Prospective release: Q1 2012
  Price : TBA            Genre : Action RPG
  Copy Right :©Agatsuma Entertainment Co.,Ltd. ©empty/Nishimura Kinu
   AGATSUMA ENTERTAINMENT URL: http://agatsuma-games.jp/
Code of Princess URL: http://cop.agatsuma-games.jp

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User Comments (29)

Shiryu

#3

Shiryu said:

Been keeping an eye on this one for a while now. Hope to see it on the west, uncensoured.

daznsaz

#4

daznsaz said:

nice one ive restarted tales of abyss twice now but know what im doing now.looking forward to heroes of ruin and this new one.gonna be getting quite a few good rpgs for 3ds.

misswliu81

#5

misswliu81 said:

nishimura kinu is one of the best video game artists ever, she's one of my faves. i love her style. check out her streetfighter, capcom vs snk, rival schools and darkstalkers artwork.

i don't think i've heard of this one, but based on those screenshots, it looks pretty good. hope it comes on the 3ds.

Geonjaha

#7

Geonjaha said:

Sigh Of course it wouldnt be an anime style RPG without huge unrealistic swords and females with close to no clothing. ._.

Skotski

#8

Skotski said:

I've been following news of this for a long time... but I had no idea it was the team that made Guardian Heroes..... NOW I know why it's a big deal, and why it is a MUST HAVE.

D: I MUST HAVE IT... even though I still think she should put on some more clothes...

Magicpegasus

#9

Magicpegasus said:

Attn: that mostly naked woman and giant sword are both really cool things. There's just no pleasing some people. I'm looking forward to this one!

k8sMum

#10

k8sMum said:

re: the big swords...to quote shrek: 'i think they're compensatin' for something' ;-)

aaronsullivan

#12

aaronsullivan said:

Guardian Heroes on Saturn was fun and inventive. It was the only Saturn game that made me care about Saturn. This is promising. All 3DS needs next year is Metroid and I'll HAVE to give in. As long as it's not just a hunters sequel which would be disappointing.

LittleIrves

#13

LittleIrves said:

The press release mentioned how the characters were originally designed to be figurines, which is most likely where that scantily clad sword-grabber comes from. Doubt such an asset would make it into the proper game. Either way, more original power coming to 3DS. 2012, baby.

chiptoon

#17

chiptoon said:

If you saw the sword first you're either doing it wrong or you really like swords a lot.

kurtasbestos

#21

kurtasbestos said:

Guardian Heroes is one of my favorite games of all time, so I'm definitely going to be watching this one. I'm a little concerned that that lady with the giant sword isn't dressed appropriately for battle, though.

The_Fox

#28

The_Fox said:

What's with Japan and huge swords? Overcompensation perhaps?

Anyway, I'm actually really curious about this one. I may just wind up getting it when it releases.

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