Happinet's sequel to the 1998 turn-based strategy title Brigandine is launching exclusively on Switch on June 25th, it has been revealed.
Brigandine: The Legend Of Runersia involves picking a nation and building a loyal army so you can explore and conquer over 40 locations and do battle with "100 unique knights and 50 types of monsters" and features the considerable talents of scenario writer Kenji Terada (Batman: Dark Tomorrow, Final Fantasy I - III), art director and character designer Raita Kazama (Puzzle & Dragons, Xenoblade Chronicles) and original series composer Tenpei Sato (Brigandine: Grand Edition, Disgaea 1 -5). Matrix Software is handling development.
Happinet is launching the game worldwide on the eShop in June, as well as releasing a fancy physical edition in Japan. However, western fans of physical editions will be pleased to learn that Limited Run Games is also bringing a boxed version of the game to North America; details on pricing and availability of that edition will be revealed soon.
Here's some PR about the game:
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, into fierce battles on hexagonal grid maps in the tactical turn-based battle system.
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