Nights of Azure
April 1st 2016 | KOEI TECMO Europe | Playstation 4
Originally released in Japan under the title ‘Yorunonai Kuni’, Nights of Azure is a tragic epic tale of two friends tangled up in a web of fate and faced with impossible decisions that will test their loyalty to their quest and to each other to the limits.
Set on Ruswal, an uncharted imaginary island-kingdom that floats in the North Sea, Nights of Azure paints a picture of a land where nights are plagued by Azure-blooded demons. In this kingdom, very few people have the strength and the skill to take on the monsters and walk around after the sun has set - except for the brave knights known as the Curia, who are trained to fend off the ever growing threat. One of the best among them is the protagonist, Arnice, a knight of great skill and power.
While she’s skilled with a blade, Arnice's talents aren’t just a product of her training. Arnice has some demon blood herself and is actually the only human that has managed to touch azure blood and survive! This event hasn’t left her unscathed and its thrilling implications become apparent quite early on; among others, it allows her access to a set of impressive abilities including the power to summon monsters to her aid in battle.
Arnice is assisted by her friend and priestess Lilysse in a quest to rid the land of demons, but she soon finds out that the solution to the island’s problems might not be as simple as defeating enemies in battle...
Shaped under the keen, imaginative eye of Keisuke Kikuchi (Fatal Frame, Deception IV), Nights of Azure marks a new, darker, direction for developers GUST, while it maintains a lot of the gameplay elements dedicated fans of the studio love.