KOEI TECMO America revealed information and assets regarding in-game pre-order bonus content for Nights of Azure, a dark, demon-centric RPG and brand new IP from the studio behind the long-running Atelier series, GUST. Additionally, KOEI TECMO America expanded upon details on protagonist Arnice’s base of operations as well as her character progression system, as showcased by multiple gameplay videos released alongside this announcement. Nights of Azure will launch in North America exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on March 29, 2016, complete with a wealth of stories about a land plagued by azure-blooded demons and the game’s beautiful protector of humanity, Arnice.
When she isn’t fending off shadowy shapes and demonic dragons on the streets of Ruswal, Arnice takes solace in a local hotel to rest, trade, and prepare for the inevitable coming of the next night. At the Hotel, Arnice can buy and sell weapons and a variety of gear to aid her in battle and, after certain quests have been completed, she can trade with Lloyd, the merchant, and order rare and powerful items. Arnice can also pick up quests from the Hotel’s proprietor, Simon, to earn money and various items, as well as gain interesting insight into the lore and backstory of Nights of Azure. Furthermore, Arnice can gain entry to the Arena via the Hotel, which can be used to hone her skills and earn special rewards!
In addition to the information and assets involving enemy combatants, Hotel activities, and Arena battles inNights of Azure, KOEI TECMO America announced today that those pre-ordering the game through Amazon, EB Canada, and GameStop will receive an additional supporting character—Gust-Chan. Unlike other supporting characters in Nights of Azure, players can use Gust-Chan in battle! Pre-ordering Nights of Azure via those retailers will also yield players a custom PlayStation®4 theme based on Gust-Chan. Those who pre-order from Best Buy will receive two custom PlayStation®4 themes based on Nights of Azure.