At the NISA Press Event taking place tonight, the publisher announced Last Rebellion, an RPG with action elements, for PlayStation 3. The game is in development at Hitmaker, the same guys behind the Blade Dancer.
Players can roam around the world field and make action movements like in an action game, but once you enter battle, you engage the enemy using a turn-based system. The game features the ability to target different body parts on an enemy to weaken that area (such as hitting their legs to slow them down).
The game revolves around the characters Nine and Aisha. Nine is a Blade, whose specialty is physical attacks, and Aisha is a Sealer, who uses magic spells to attack & seal enemies. Players will be able to switch between the two in battle, strategically choosing which attacks to unleash first.
Last Rebellion is due to release in Fall 2009. Read on for the press release.
NIS AMERICA UNVEILS LAST REBELLION FOR THE PLAYSTATIONÂ®3
Santa Ana, Calif. (May 07, 2009) â€“ Today NIS America announced an all-new RPG â€“â€œLast Rebellionâ€ for the PlayStationÂ®3 Computer Entertainment System. A joint project between Nippon Ichi Software and HitMaker, Last Rebellion is an RPG with action elements. Players can roam around the world field and make action movements like in an action game, but once you enter battle you engage the enemy using a turn-based system.
During battle, different body parts can be targeted to disable the enemy. For instance, attacks to the legs will slow them down, while blows to the arms will weaken their attacks. By strategically striking key areas of the body, players can strip the enemy of their ability to fight.
There are 2 main characters in Last Rebellion, Nine (male) and Aisha (female). Nine is a Blade, whose specialty is physical attacks, and Aisha is a Sealer, who uses magic spells to attack & seal enemies. The player can switch back and forth between the two during the battle. Since Nine and Aisha share a single, the player must strategically choose which character to execute their attacks first. Because of this, Last Rebellion is no ordinary RPG with another mindless battle system. The player must be aware of which enemies they are fighting against, and use their experience and strategy throughout the game.
â€¢ Tactical battle system with interchangeable main characters
â€¢ Attractive, visual characters with lots of personality
â€¢ Gorgeous watercolor-like character art and event scenes
â€¢ A story of revenge featuring a dark anti-hero