Grand Knights History Coming to PSP in PAL Regions; Available 2012

Rising Star Games have announced today they will be publishing Marvelous Entertainment and Vanillaware’s highly-acclaimed 2D RPG Grand Knights History for the PAL market.

Vanillaware are renowned for developing critically acclaimed titles such as Muramasa: The Demon Blade in the past. Grand Knights History will feature very distinctive style featuring hand-drawn graphics, addictive gameplay, customisable character creation and online functionality.

Set in a medieval period, players must decide the fate of three powerful nations caught in an epic struggle. Players will be able to choose their faction, develop their squad of four characters to send out and battle enemies in a turn-based RPG.

Grand Knights History
takes place in the land of Listia, a medieval continent plagued by conflict as the struggle for land and power sees three competing nations in stalemate. For years, the lands of Union, Avalon and Logres have battled one another for supremacy, with the resulting bloodshed reaching epic proportions. With no nation able to gain an advantage the war rages on unabated.

While these three nations vie for continental domination, one captain must choose a nation with which to align himself, then recruit teams of able-bodied soldiers, train them into battle-ready knights and send them to the ever-changing persistent online war campaign.  It is up to players to choose an allegiance with one of the three factions, then progress through offline questing and intense 30-hour online skirmishes, all making use of deep, strategic RPG combat and expansive customization. Race, sex, appearance, job class, sub-class and weapon type are all freely alterable for every team member, so no two knights are ever the same; and online functionality allows players to test their knights against others from all corners of the globe without even requiring a constant internet connection.

“Muramasa: The Demon Blade was a huge success story and a pleasure for us to work on,” said Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. “Vanillaware represents everything good about Japanese games development and I am delighted that Rising Star Games is once again associated with such an esteemed team. We are extremely excited to combine our expertise with such talent on another release in Europe.”

You can expect to find Grand Knights History in PAL territories during the first quarter of 2012, available on both UMD format and digital download from the PlayStation Store.

XSEED will be publishing the title for North American. If you thought the PSP time had already come and gone, think again!