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.
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is currently slated to release in early 2016 in North America for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. It will also be simultaneously available digitally for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.
To celebrate the announcement of this exciting new title, KOEI TECMO has released a wealth of assets, including key art, screenshots, and a promotional trailer which focuses on the first playable characters revealed:
- Arslan: The young prince of the kingdom of Pars
- Daryun: A skilled commander of the Pars cavalry
- Narsus: A extremely capable strategist, and
- Elam: Narsus’s squire
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