As part of their continuing quest to conquer the world through the power of quirky videogames, NIS America has announced that they will be bringing The Witch and the Hundred Knight to Northern shores this March. The action-RPG is tentatively set to be released on March 21st in Europe and March 25th in North America, exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
It’s never easy to explain what the plot is for an NIS America title, so perhaps it’s best to just leave it to them to explain what The Witch and the Hundred Knight is all about:
“Fed up with being unable to travel beyond the borders of her swamp, the witch Metallia forges a contract with the legendary Hundred Knight to help her realize her ambition of spreading her swamp throughout all of Medea. As the Hundred Knight, your mission is to do whatever your master, the Swamp Witch, commands. Explore the world, destroy Pillars built to prevent her swamp from spreading, and wreak indiscriminate havoc. However, in the back of your inhuman mind, you begin to wonder… What prevents Metallia from leaving the swamp? Why do the other witches shun her, and how can she survive in a swamp that is notorious for how poisonous its fumes are? Is Metallia really a witch to respect, or is she one to fear?”
While NIS America is known for their hardcore RPGs, The Witch and the Hundred Knight looks to have more of an action bent to it. Although it plays more like a pure action title than you would expect, the game will still feature the requisite customization that the company is known for. Gamers will be able to equip up to five different weapons at a time in order to mix up combinations. Crafty players will also be able to use the Mystical Dodge feature, which allows the Hundred Knight the ability to slow down time and dodge incoming attacks.
Going from NIS America’s last title, The Guided Fate Paradox, to this is certainly quite the shock. While both games share absurd plots, they look like they couldn’t play any more differently. However, the company has been known for switching up gameplay for their different franchises in the past, so I have the utmost faith in them. Plus, I’m sure the title will share the same back-breaking difficulty that is prevalent throughout all of their games.
We will continue to have coverage of The Witch and The Hundred Knight in the lead-up to its March 2014 release. For now though, enjoy some of the screenshots below and let us know in the comment section if you’ll be picking this one up.