Introducing Gameplay and Your Unique Companions
September 21, 2023 – SEGA has released new details on Unicorn Overlord – the new game from ATLUS and VANILLAWARE – scheduled to release on March 8, 2024 for Playstation®4, PlayStation®5, Nintendo Switch™, and Xbox Series X|S. Read on to learn more about the gameplay, the immersive world, and the unique characters that appear in the story.
Featuring innovative strategic battles, open exploration, and high-resolution graphics and characters by VANILLAWARE, meet new companions and face off against a great evil in this classic adventure.Unicorn Overlord delicately blends the new and the old into a unique and unforgettable experience.
Delve into a rich, immersive landscape with a distinctive battle system that incorporates elements hearkening back to the golden age of 16-bit gaming, while also enjoying online battles via the Coliseum.
STORY AND WORLD
The story takes place in the land of Fevrith, which is home to five nations: the Kingdom of Cornia, Drakenhold, Elheim, Bastorias, and the Holy Kingdom of Albion. The realm is inhabited by a host of different races, including humans, bestrals, elves, and angels
A rebellion by General Valmore in the Kingdom of Cornia quickly sweeps across the land, engulfing the realm in war. The protagonist, Alain, is a surviving Cornian prince at the helm of the Liberation Army. Seize the legendary Ring of the Unicorn, raise your banners, and liberate your lands.
• MAIN CHARACTERS
Alain (voiced by Kazuki Ura)
“Should I turn a deaf ear to those voices… I would have little and less claim to the crown I feel is mine. That, and I owe it to my mother to see them safe.”
Crown prince of the fallen Kingdom of Cornia and son of Queen Ilenia.
Lost his mother in General Valmore’s rebellion at a young age and took refuge on the isle of Palevia alongside Josef. He’s grown much since then, now learned in sword and strategy at the age of seventeen
Scarlett (voiced by Hina Suguta)
“I’ll do everything I can. As is my role as a priestess of the Palevian Church.”
A priestess of the Palevian Orthodoxy serving at the Grand Palevia Cathedral, and a childhood friend to Alain.
Trained from a young age, she became an ordained priestess shortly after. She leaves the isle to accompany Alain on his journey.
Lex (voiced by Miyu Irino)
“Sorry, Alain, but this round’s mine!”
A young man from a family of fishers, born and raised on Palevia.A longtime friend to Alain, he learns swordsmanship from Josef alongside him.
Lex leaves the isle with Alain to accompany him on his journey.
Josef (voiced by Kazuhiro Yamaji)
“I promise you, my queen, the royal lineage shall endure. ‘Tis but a great shame I couldn’t aid you further…”
A Holy Knight of the fallen Kingdom of Cornia. Entrusted with Alain by Ilenia during General Valmore’s rebellion ten years ago, he took refuge on the isle of Palevia.
Since then, he’s been steadily making preparations for the Liberation Army
Ilenia (voiced by Yuko Kaida)
“…The general seeks my death, and mine alone. I shall not flee from that fate.”
Queen of the Kingdom of Cornia. Well-versed in both military and civil affairs, she long governed the vast land of Cornia without incident.
Upon realizing she would be unable to contain the rebellion, she entrusted Josef with her son Alain.
Galerius (Voiced by Tessho Genda)
“Zenoira are the rightful sovereigns of Fevrith, and I, the blade to restore our world to its natural order.”
Emperor of Zenoira. Once a famed Cornian general who went by the name of Valmore, Galerius began a rebellion without warning.
He laid Cornia to ruin and restored the Zenoira Empire.
■ UNICORN OVERLORD OVERVIEW
Travel across the vast reaches of Fevrith and wrest the realm from the clutches of Zenoira. Liberate towns and use the materials you’ve gathered to help them rebuild and flourish. Train your companions and amass the strength to triumph over your enemies.
There are over 60 characters ready to join your cause—from humans, elves, bestrals, and angels, as well as 60 classes to choose between.
Organize your companions into units and lead them into battle. As leader of the Liberation Army, you have free rein over who you choose to deploy and what strategies you decide to employ!
●EXPLORATION: Freedom at its fullest! Journey across a vast world!
The story will unfold as you explore the map, battling enemies and meeting companions along the way. There is no set route to follow, so every player is free to pave their own destiny, choosing where to go next and which stages to clear.
When you liberate towns and forts by defeating the Imperial Army in battle, the area will become more stable, and you’ll unlock shops and other facilities. Enemies will also stop patrolling, making exploration easier
Each stage will consist of a real-time battle between your forces and the enemy. To clear each stage, assess the battlefield and lead your units to fulfill win conditions such as defeating the enemy general
When you encounter enemy forces, it’s time for battle! Battles progress automatically based on the tactics you set for your characters. Organize your units, equipment, and tactics based on your companions’ classes and skills!
There are three difficulty modes to choose from: Sweet, Normal, and Hard
Sweet – Allows for a smooth journey through the story. Recommended for those who want to remove the difficulty cap and play casually.
Normal – An arduous adventure that requires plenty of strategizing. Recommended for those who have experience with tactical RPGs.
Hard – A grueling campaign that will test the very limits of your mind. Recommended for skilled players who have mastered the genre.
●ONLINE BATTLES ARE AVAILABLE AS WELL!
Enter the Coliseum to face off against units that have been uploaded by other players. Assemble the ultimate unit and devise unique strategies to top the leaderboards!
■ UNICORN OVERLORD PRODUCT LINE UP
There will be a standard edition as well as a limited edition that will come packed with collector’s items, such as a voluminous artbook and an original card game. Some must-have DLC for ATLUS and VANILLAWARE fans will also be available for free download as an early purchase bonus
Unicorn Overlord Monarch Edition (Limited Edition)
1. A special deluxe box designed by VANILLAWARE
2. 16-bit arrangement album: Background music of the game arranged into 16-bit tracks by Basiscape (2 CDs)
3. Artbook: Includes character illustrations, thematic concepts, preliminary designs and sketches, and more (132 pages)
4. Original Card Game: A complete original card game for 2–4 players, designed by VANILLAWARE
5. Physical Copy of Unicorn Overlord game (English ver.)
All of the items, except the physical copy, of the limited edition are in Japanese Only.
Unicorn Overlord Monarch Edition (Digital Deluxe Edition)
1.16-bit arrangement album (DLC): Background music of the game arranged into 16-bit tracks by Basiscape
2.Digital Artbook (DLC): Includes character illustrations, thematic concepts, preliminary designs and sketches, and more (132 pages)
3.Unicorn Overlord game (digital version)
Early Purchase Bonus: ATLUS and VANILLAWARE Coat of Arms Set (DLC)
A must-have for fans, this DLC allows the player to customize their army’s banner with coats of arms based on Odin Sphere, Dragon’s Crown, and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
▼ATLUS and VANILLAWARE Coat of Arms Set Contents
Images shown are for illustrative purposes only. Contents and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
For specific details regarding each product, please refer to the Unicorn Overlord official website.
*All footage shown in the press release is still under development.