BURLINGAME, Calif. – December 3, 2015 – KOEI TECMO America announced today the release of a playable demo for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system version of upcoming anime-based tactical action title Arslan: The Warriors of Legend. Also announced is a new feature which allows players to collect recipes and benefit from the character Elam’s culinary prowess.
A demo of Arslan: The Warriors of Legend will be available for download via the PlayStation®Network on January 12, 2016 and will include a mission from the first stage of the game, taking players through a short tutorial session using two key characters: Arslan, the Prince of Pars, and his protector Daryun. Additionally, the demo will showcase a set of new moves and powers developed for Arslan: The Warriors of Legend, such as the Mardan Rush & Weapon Arts special attacks.
KOEI TECMO has also announced an exciting new Free Mode feature that will delight fans of the anime! As anyone who has watched The Heroic Legend of Arslan will know, Narsus’s page Elam is a culinary genius, and his cooking often delights his co-travelers during their quest. This gastronomic side of Elam’s has now been incorporated into the battle preparations!
During the course of the game, players can locate and collect recipe books hidden throughout the story mode. These can be used in Free Mode prior to battle to give the controlled character an ability boost. The various foods, such as Lamb Skewers, Stewed Chicken, and Potluck Soup can provide different effects such as increased health, attack boosts, healing, bonus gold, bonus experience, and more!
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is slated to release across America on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, on February 9, 2016. It will also be simultaneously available digitally on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Arslan: The Warriors of Legend has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.
About Arslan: The Warriors Of Legend
Originally written as a novel series 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 reassemble 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 cel-shaded graphics and basing all character design on the anime series The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend delivers a gaming experience designed to fully immerse the player into Arslan’s universe!
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.