Protect Me Knight 2

Following the 3DS eShop title’s Japanese release in September last year, comes news from developer Ancient, that work on the English version of Mamotte Knight 2: Hime no Tokemeki is well underway for a local release.

Ancient revealed the news via their official Twitter account, whilst also revealing the English logo and final name, Protect Me Knight 2: The Princess’s TOKIMEKI Rhapsody. According to the update, development of the English version is progressing at a steady rate.

For anyone not familiar with this upcoming 3DS eShop release, Protect Me Knight 2 is a sequel to the 2010 cult-hit Xbox Live Indie title, Protect Me Knight. The 8-bit retro-styled top down action game focused on fighting off hordes of monsters whilst protecting a princess and levelling a character and their moveset.

The multiplayer was well received as was the game’s soundtrack – with the co-founder of Ancient being Yuzo Koshiro, the composer of the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog and the Etrian Odyssey series. Despite initial concerns that the sequel would not be released here in the west, it’s now well and truly on its way – so get excited!

Let us know in the comments if you would be interested in Protect Me Knight 2 when local release information for the game is announced in the near future, and also take a look at a Japanese preview trailer of the game from last year below.