KOEI TECMO America revealed details on the diverse characters and demon-ridden world of Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon alongside a brand new trailer. Headed to Nintendo Switch™, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC via Steam® on October 24, 2017, Nights of Azure 2 explores the strong relationship between childhood friends Aluche, Liliana and Ruenheid, who find themselves tangled in an intricate web of fate.
When the evil Moon Queen threatens humanity, the young priestess Liliana is chosen to become the Bride of Time – a sacrifice to save the world. This causes a disagreement between her two best friends, and during their altercation Aluche, the protagonist, is killed by a mysterious demon. Aluche is resurrected some time later as a half-demon hybrid and, still struggling to come to terms with her new abilities, sets off to the ruined city of Eurulm, the girls’ hometown, to discover Ruenheid battling a swarm of fiends. Reunited, the pair decides to put aside their differences and fight for a joint cause: to save Liliana and defeat the Moon Queen.
On their perilous quest Aluche and Ruenheid are assisted by a unique bouquet of allies, including the mysterious New Curian doctor Camilla Alucard, Aluche’s role model and ex-Curian Knight Muveil Folin Lou, a half-demon assassin named Veruschka, and the powerful Nightlord, Arnice. Fighting alongside these “Lilies” sows the seeds of unlikely friendships that blossom into unbreakable bonds and awaken impressive latent abilities for all characters.
Human companions are not the only ones to help in the war against the Moon Queen, as Aluche is also able to forge contracts with reliable fiends known as Servans. These include her long-time friend Nero, the electrifying mutt Scharf, the fairy-like companion Feuille, the Shikigami-wielding Kaede, the beautiful butterfly Farfalla, the shadowy fiend Hexer, and the dolphin-shaped Perle. These Servans are classed into two categories: Strikers, who are used specifically for their strong attacks and ability to transform into weapons, and Trickers, who can use their powers in the overworld to remove blockades and open up new paths.
Pre-orders will receive a special pack of content that includes three Servans as well as a special costume for Aluche. Players who purchase the game digitally via the PlayStation™Network within the first four weeks following launch will receive an exclusive Custom Theme as well as the bonus DLC provided by retailers!
Pre-ordering both upcoming GUST Studios titles on PS4 – Blue Reflection and Nights of Azure 2 – will unlock special collaboration costumes for both games. Aluche of Nights of Azure 2 will receive Hinako’s outfit from Blue Reflection, and Hinako of Blue Reflection will receive Aluche’s outfit from Nights of Azure 2. Players can obtain the DLC bonuses from both games either through pre-ordering retail versions and/or purchasing each title digitally during their respective early purchase periods.
Lastly, for the most devoted fans, a Limited Edition version is available via the NIS America online store which includes a hardcover art book, three cloth posters, an official soundtrack CD and a physical copy of the game all bundled in a stunning collector’s box.