Koei Tecmo have today announced the upcoming western release of successful new IP from GUST studios: Nights of Azure. Originally released in Japan this fall under the title ‘Yorunonai Kuni’, Nights of Azure is a tragic epic tale of two friends tangled up in a web of fate and faced with impossible decisions that will test their loyalty to their quest and to each other to the limits.
Set on an uncharted imaginary island kingdom that floats in the North Sea, Nights of Azure paints a picture of a land where nights are tormented by azure-blooded demons. In this kingdom of Ruswal very few people have the strength and the skill to take on the monsters and walk around after the sun has set. One of the best among them is the protagonist, Arnice, a knight of great skill and power. Arnice is assisted by her friend and priestess Lilysse in a quest to rid the land of demons, but she soon finds out that the solution to the island’s problems might not be as simple as defeating enemies in battle.
Shaped under the keen, imaginative eye of Keisuke Kikuchi (Fatal Frame, Deception IV), Nights of Azure marks a new, darker, direction for GUST, while it maintains a lot of the gameplay elements dedicated fans of the studio love. This title is currently in development for the PlayStation 4 and slated for release on 1st April 2016 across Europe.
Koei Tecmo has released an new, introductory, trailer for this new IP, along with a first batch of assets. More details and information on this title will be made public in the next few weeks.