KOEI TECMO ANNOUNCES PC RELEASE FOR STEAM® FOR ARSLAN: THE WARRIORS OF LEGEND
Koei Tecmo Europe revealed today that upcoming anime-based tactical action title Arslan: the Warriors of Legend will also receive a PC release via Steam® on 9th February 2016!
The Steam ‘Coming Soon’ page will open on the 14th January 2016 at 2pm GMT, while Koei Tecmo also detailed early purchase bonus content for those who acquire the game in the first month post launch. Specifically, gamers will be able to download ‘Conflict at Gujarat Fortress’ and ‘Battle for the Title’, two new original scenarios for the Free Mode. Both scenarios offer players the possibility to unlock some very special Limited Skill Cards, whichwill give them an extra edge in battle!
Koei Tecmo also announced that Arslan: The Warriors of Legend will include an array of original scenarios fans of the ‘Heroic Legend of Arslan’ are bound to love! These extra scenarios are based on episodes of the original novels and manga, but they were never part of the animated series. They will gradually become unlocked via the Story mode and can be played in the Free mode of the game, allowing players to become increasingly more familiar with its history and playable characters.
Additionally, Koei Tecmo announced three more playable characters that will join Arslan in his effort to free the capital and reclaim his throne: Tus, a quiet officer of the Parsian army and chain martial arts expert, Isfan, the younger brother of a Cavalry General who is also known as the ‘one raised by wolves, and the fearless Zaravant, a Shield-Spear wielding knight of great strength.
All three of them make their way to the city of Peshawar, after Arslan declares his intention to expel Luitanian oppression and join his group in the fight to end the occupation of the capital.
Arslan: the Warriors of Legend will be available across Europe on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft on 12th February 2016. It will also be simultaneously available digitally on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
About Arslan: The Warriors Of Legend
Originally written as a novella in the late 1980’s, the Heroic Legend of Arslan has been adapted to manga and anime numerous times, with the most prominent being the 2013 release of a manga series by famed illustrator Hiromu Arakawa (the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist). It tells the story of the young crown prince of Pars, Arslan, as he is forced out of his kingdom when his father, the king, is betrayed and defeated and his domain conquered. Arslan and his few companions must re-assemble an army and fight against overwhelming odds to regain his throne and liberate his kingdom. Through his exploits he reaches emotional maturity, while the series also tackles underlying issues of slavery, religious fanaticism, betrayal, and humanity.
The game adaptation of this magnificent story seamlessly blends the fast paced tactical action gameplay indicative of the Warriors franchise with a stunningly engaging narrative. Using cell-shaded graphics and basing all character design on the anime series Arslan: The Warriors of Legend delivers a gaming experience designed to fully immerse the player into Arslan’s universe!