In the November 30 issue, #1824 of the weekly Famitsu magazine, Atlus and Vanillaware unveiled new information for their upcoming tactical JRPG Unicorn Overlord.
Various details are provided, such as the many types of quests, town reconstruction, and the mining minigame.
You can view a translation of the gameplay information below via our team’s Ryuji:
The main appeal of Unicorn Overlord is its free exploration. With a few exceptions, the player can go to many places from the beginning of the game, and it is up to them to decide how to proceed. There are many sub-quests and training elements scattered across the map. Some quests are very unique, such as catching chickens on the field.
Quests are divided into four types: Main Quests, Sub Quests, Field Quests and Liberation Quests:
- Main Quests advance the story when completed.
- Sub Quests trigger by talking to NPCs.
- Liberation Quests are towns you have to liberate by defeating the enemies.
- Field Quests trigger while on the field, with a conversation event happening to indicate such. (An example shown in the magazine is a character saying, “Please help! Can you save my village?”)
Accepted quests are added to a list that provides comprehensive details such as the quest description, location, and recommended level.
Liberation and Restoration
After you’ve defeated all of the enemies, the town will be liberated, and doing so also makes Armor Shops and Tool Shops become available.
Unfortunately, after being under control for a while, the town is in ruins, which is where you must help contribute to the town’s reconstruction in order to restore it back to how it was. The materials that are required can be collected in the field, and reconstructing the town will allow you to unlock new facilities, such as inns and more.
Furthermore, a single ally can be stationed as a “garrison” in each reconstructed town, and they’ll earn any bounties and automatically harvest items.
Inside the Fortress, you can strengthen your units and have mock battles between allies. Each fort can have up to 5 units, and each unit can have up to 10 allies, making for a total of 50. Points are required to use the functions of forts.
The fort’s Functions are increased with Medals of Honor, obtained by clearing quests and delivering materials. You can also spend Reputation Points, which are obtained through your reconstruction efforts. Furthermore, Mercenaries can customize their colors.
Simply put, it’s a battle against enemy forces. If defeated, the player is returned to the last liberated area.
A mini-game in which players mine for ore in a minigame. There’s also a chance you might find a treasure map and search for treasure while in the field.
In Unicorn Overlord, players must prepare to defy destiny and immerse themselves in a regal odyssey. This RPG promises an unforgettable journey. Brought to life by the creators of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, this game seamlessly blends overworld exploration and a unique battle system, all in the iconic Vanillaware art style.
As a player, you will traverse a vibrant and enchanting world, forging a formidable army of over 60 distinct characters, all while carving out your legacy across five illustrious nations in this grand fantasy adventure. Unleash your kingdom from the shackles of adversity and seize control of your fate in Unicorn Overlord.
The story is set on the continent of Fevrith comprised of five nations, which is put into war by a general from Cornia. The prince, Alain, flees as subjugation occurs, eventually becoming the leader of the Liberation Army a decade later.
- Announcement Coverage
- Gameplay & Story Info
- Character Renders, Profiles & Screenshots
- Estimated Playtime
- 100 Characters Confirmed
Unicorn Overlord will launch for PlayStation 4 (digital-only), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch on March 8, 2024.
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