This was a blast from the past, but Langrisser was one of those games most people never really played. Oh, and it went by another name - Warsong here in the US. If you are a long time reader here, that name might sound just a little familiar to you. Why? Because when it came out on the Genesis years ago, it was arguably my favorite game ever, and in my opinion the best strategy game of its time. I have referenced it in reviews over the years and even made mention of how I was disappointed that the sequel never got a North American localization in a recent article.
So yeah - this is pretty exciting stuff for me.
Here is the press release:
Aksys Games, extreme and Masaya Games proudly present Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI- a strategic simulation RPG experience for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system releasing Spring 2016. After a 15 year absence, the legendary RPG series makes its triumphant return to the gaming fold! Wield the mighty sword Langrisser as you journey through a massive world at war. Define the path before you by lending your talents to one of three factions and secure your place as your faction’s greatest hero by executing strategic supremacy over your enemies.
The Hero's Path
Branching story paths will present themselves during battle based on the choices you make. Will your heroic deeds blaze a righteous path to glory or will your villainous treachery lead you down the road to ruin? The balance of the fates hangs heavy as your choices define the course of battle!
Who Will You Fight For?
3 unique factions desperately need your command skills! Will you lead the Armies of Light to victory in the name of your Goddess? Will you side with the enigmatic forces of darkness and embrace chaos or will you take the reins of an ancient imperial juggernaut? Forge your legendary command skills in the fires of war!
Your Cunning Will Be Tested
100+ hours of gameplay ensure your war chest will never run low! Choose mercenaries from the guild, shop for stronger gear and gather tide turning items in your unending quest for tactical supremacy! An epic campaign, divergent battle routes and bonus secrets will push your strategic skills to the limit!
Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI- has not been rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB). For more information, visit www.esrb.org.
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Article by Nick (who is impatiently awaiting this release)