New details on Arnice's demon side in Nights of Azure


Keoi Tecmo America has given us some new information on the demon allies and player abilities in this upcoming game, with a trailer to boot.

Press release:

KOEI TECMO America revealed information and assets regarding the demon-fuelled abilities available to players in Nights of Azure, a dark, demon-centric adventure and brand new IP from the studio behind the long-running Atelier series, GUST.  Opting to fight fire with fire, Nights of Azure protagonist Arnice has the ability to shift into various demon forms as well as the power to create and summon demon allies, who serve by her side when she ventures in the battlefield.

Known as Servans, Arnice’s diverse and lively cast of demon helpers act as healers, attackers, defenders, tricksters, followers, and mages, and ultimately serve to assist Arnice in battle. Arnice can upgrade and equip Servans at the Hotel (her base of operations), and carefully organizing a balanced team of up to four Servans based on a mission’s objectives is key in successfully completing the requirements of each task. Additionally, Servans have unique, quirky personalities of their own, so it’s always entertaining to see how each Servan reacts when teamed up with others.

Another element to consider when organizing a Servan team is their ‘transformation factor,’ which determines which form Arnice will take when transforming into a demon! Arnice can shift into five different demon forms, which depend on the sum of the transformation factor attributed to her Servans. The basic form, Demon Form, gives Arnice the power to manipulate fire, Rabbit Form lends her unnatural speed, and Phantom Form transforms her into a blue sharpshooter, allowing her to strike from a distance. The well-balanced Armor Form—one of the game’s strongest forms—increases both Arnice’s offensive and defensive attributes, and last but certainly not least, Arnice can transform into an overpowering demonic creature when she takes on the Nightmare Form!

To coincide with this announcement, KOEI TECMO America has shared a loaded package of assets including screenshots and character art depicting the various types of Servans, as well as screenshots and a brand new gameplay trailer focusing on Arnice’s impressive transformations.

Published by KOEI TECMO and developed by GUST, Nights of Azure will be launch exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on March 29, 2016. This title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.

For more news and information on Nights of Azure, please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/nightsofazure, Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS.

About Nights of Azure

Under the direction of Keisuke Kikuchi (Fatal Frame, Deception IV), Nights of Azure marks a new, darker direction for GUST while maintaining many of the gameplay elements adored by dedicated fans of the studio. Nights of Azure is a tragic tale of two friends faced with impossible decisions that will test their loyalty to their quest and to each other.

In the kingdom of Ruswal, very few people leave their homes after nightfall, let alone have the strength and skill to take on the powerful monsters that plague the island. One of the best among these brave few is the protagonist, Arnice, a knight of great skill and power, who is assisted by her friend and priestess Lilysse in a quest to rid the land of demons. However, they soon find out that the solution to the island’s problems might not be as simple as defeating enemies in battle.



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