The latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation has first details on Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon, Gust‘s newly announced sequel for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The game tells a new story that intricately connects the emotions of three girls.
The game is produced by Keisuke Kikuchi and directed by Samurai Warriors Chronicle‘s Hiroshi Kataoka. Fatal Frame and Kagero series director Makoto Shibata is doing the scenario, and Production I.G.’s Junichi Fujisaku is supervising. Character design is by Yoshiku. This game will offer enhanced action, and introduces new systems that exceed the Servans system of the previous game.
While Dengeki Online’s preview article doesn’t mention a release date, a previous leak from the magazine confirms Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan on December 22. It will launch in a standard edition for 7,884 yen, Premium Box for 11,124 yen, and Special Collection Box for 17,604 yen.
Nights of Azure 2 is the second project part of Gust’s three-game “Beautiful Girls Festival.” The first project is Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey, and the third project is Blue Reflection.
Thanks, Dengeki Online.
Update 7:20 a.m.: Famitsu has gone up with its own online preview.
Update 8:05 a.m.: New details have come out.
- Alushe Anatoria – A straightforward girl who prefers action over words. She becomes a half-demon, obtains the power to fight demon, and fights to save Liliana.
- Liliana Selphin – A girl chosen as the “Bride of Time.” She is kind and doesn’t discriminate against anyone she meets, but is also strong at her core.
- Ruhenheid Ariarod – Alushe and Lilianna’s childhood friend, and Holy Knight of an organization opposing the Curia. She is hot-blooded and somewhat arrogant, but serious at her core.
Alushe is a knight of the Curia and guard to Liliana, a Saint and her childhood friend. After finally reaching the Curia, the two girls learn that Lilianna would have to give up her life in sacrifice to the goddess of the moon. In their surprise and sadness, Alushe dies in a battle against a powerful demon. However, she is resurrected as a half-demon by the hands of the Curia…
You’ll fight enemy demons together with your partner “Lily.” You can freely select your Lily, and your bonds will deepen as you fight together. As you develop your relationship and awaken new abilities, intimate events will occur. Both Liliana and Ruhenheid can be chosen as a Lily.
As for the game’s connection with its predecessor, it carries over gameplay systems like Servans, as well as the affectionate, apocalyptic, dark fantasy taste of the original, but the gameplay will have a considerably different feeling.
Thanks, Hachima Kikou.