KOEI TECMO Europe detailed its action-packed demon slaying combat system, including a new Servan type which will aid players during battle, in GUST Studio’s latest title, Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon. Slated for release on the 27th October 2017, Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon will be available for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC via Steam®.
As Aluche and her battle party set off on their journey to defeat the Moon Queen, they will encounter a variety of devious and dastardly demons; some of which mean to bring them harm and others which wish to join them on their quest. The mighty Striker type Servans are invaluable assets to any battle party, transforming from their demonic forms to powerful weapons which Aluche can wield in battle. Controlling the Striker type opens up a plethora of abilities to aid in combat situations, improving Aluche’s skills in either long range or close combat depending on which particular Servan she relies upon.
Making the most of the eccentric cast of human and demonic companions is incredibly important in securing victory, and players will be able to choose their dream battle party to give them a selection of unique abilities. The beautiful Lilies are able to perform an impressive combination attack with Aluche, Double Chase. When requirements in battle are met this attack can quickly change the tide of the fight, causing overwhelming damage to anyone in its path. Active Skills, used by Aluche, and Special Skills, activated by the Lilies, can also offer a boost to Aluche’s team in the form of increased health, attack or defence.
Amidst the waves of demons which plague the land are large fiends – devastating boss creatures which will require Aluche and company to utilise not only their innermost strength, but the environments around them as well. Breaking barrels of flammable liquid, for example, can be used to coat the enemy in flame accelerant so that an elemental fire attack will do considerably more damage! Aluche will encounter a unique selection of bosses from Vallderossa, a giant spider which uses its webs to fight, to the Blue-Blooded Fish Joe, which hides underground waiting for an opportunity to strike.
A selection of post-launch bonuses were also announced today for those who purchase Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon within 3 months from launch. On the Nintendo Switch™ players will receive a free download for the Fatal Frame Yuri Kozukata Outfit, whilst those on the PlayStation®4 will obtain the Deception Timenoid Restrains Costume.
Pre-ordering both of GUST Studio’s upcoming titles, Blue Reflection and Nights of Azure 2, will unlock special collaboration costumes for both games. Nights of Azure 2’s Aluche will be able to wear Hinako’s School Uniform Costume, whilst Blue Reflection’s Hinako will be able to don Aluche’s armour. Players can obtain the DLC bonuses from both games either through pre-ordering retail versions and/or purchasing each title digitally on PlayStation®4 during their respective early purchase periods. Steam® users are also able to obtain these costumes through purchasing the “Gust costume bonus bundle: Blue Reflection & Nights of Azure 2”, available from the launch of Blue Reflection until 4 weeks after the launch of Nights of Azure 2.