In amongst all the E3 news heading at us like a herd of over excited pachyderms, details have quietly been released about a new side-scrolling fighting game from Atlus heading to the 3DS later this year.
Seemingly taking its inspiration from Guardian Heroes, released on the Sega Saturn years ago, Code of Princess marries together an interesting retro inspired art style with some impressive brawling gameplay and online modes.
“Developed by an all-star team of industry veterans, Code of Princess is unlike anything else available for Nintendo 3DS,” commented Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ATLUS. “Fans of action will savor the game’s combat, which is loaded with satisfying chain attacks and plenty of depth–both in terms of attack options and also quite literally in the sense that battlefields employ a three-railed design, letting players move forward and back as tactics dictate. Fans of RPGs will relish the ability to level and improve their characters, converting their gained experience into boosts for the stats that best suit their play style and tactics.”
Code of Princess is exclusive to 3DS and will be available in the fall.