NIS America has revealed that Lapis Re Abyss - a newly announced action RPG from Nippon Ichi Software set to launch in Japan this November - will be released internationally Lapis x Labyrinth.
The game takes place in a rural town located on the frontier of a small kingdom. In the depths of the dense woodlands that extend over this land, it is said that there exists a “Golden Forest” where the trees produce gold. Many adventurers have sought out this huge fortune, but none have yet found it, and the area has since become completely deserted.
Unsurprisingly, you'll be exploring this area with a group of adventurers, with eight classes of playable character available to choose from. Each class has different traits, usable weapons, and fighting styles, so players are able to choose a character which truly matches their play style. Those classes are Hunter, Necromancer, Shielder, Maid, Gunner, Wizard, Destroyer, and Bishop.
It also features a 'DANGO' battle formation, where three party members become heads and stack on top of the full body leader. Since you can choose from eight classes, there are 4,096 possible party combinations. You can see this in action in the screenshots below.
The game is due to release in Japan on 29th November; this recent international announcement hasn't confirmed a specific release window for the west, unfortunately. We'll make sure to share more news on that when it is eventually revealed.
For now, though, why not let us know your early impressions of this one down below. Are you a sucker for this type of RPG? Will you be keeping a close eye on its development?